Archive | July, 2010

Star Wars Groom’s Cookies

12 Jul

I got married a few weeks ago, and it was the best and happiest day ever!! Leading up to the wedding, there were a few things I absolutely could not wait to delight my guests with on the big day. One of these was the Star Wars cookies I custom-ordered–Yoda, Darth Vader, and Storm Troopers–as a surprise for my new hubby.

My hubby is a Star Wars fan. I mean, he doesn’t just watch the movies (over and over), he reads Star Wars books too! I knew that Groom’s Cakes are a big trend now. But I couldn’t decide on a design.  Well, one day I was shopping in Beverly Hills, and lo and behold, I saw the super cutest Star Wars Cookie Cutters at Williams Sonoma. I knew it would be the perfect thing to surprise my groom at the wedding! I asked my awesome dessert vendor (Diana Chou Designs) to make these. And they were a hit. Yay! Weddings can get super girly and easily overpowered by all sorts of feminine details and touches. So it was cool to have an element that got not just my hubby, but our macho male guests excited too! And of course, the kids at the wedding were ecstatic to see Star Wars cookies. The Groom’s Cookies were just one part of the larger mini-dessert bar. The bar was supposed to be off limits at the wedding until the cake cutting, but it was impossible to protect from wandering eyes and sneaking fingers. I literally had one guest (my friend Jason Melendez of WedShare) defiantly waving around a Storm Trooper he had grabbed while I was squabbling with another guest caught red-handed at the dessert table. LOL. At the end of the day, I think all that defiance incited by the hands-off dessert policy was a sign that the dessert table was a definite crowd-pleaser 😉

Sharon

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Hi–I’m Sharon, and I’m a Snackaholic

9 Jul

It’s true–I’m a self-confessed snackaholic. Whether it’s sweet, savory, or tart, I live for those little treats. I’m writing this blog to chronicle my sweet encounters of all the treats I have loved before…and all the treats I can’t wait to try! Beyond flavors, one thing I enjoy about snacks is when they come in exaggerated sizes of the original!

Giant Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich

Haribo Mini Gold Bears–the mini-est gummy bears!

Giant Pocky

Big Bite Gummy Bear (Cost Plus)

When my friend Khathi introduced me to this ridiculously large gummy bear, I knew I had to buy one for my friend Ali Tahmasbi who is obsessed with gummies (more than me). After the shock of the sheer size of this gummy bear wore off, he discovered a crazy fact–this gummy has 1.15k calories! The package literally said, “1.15k”! I mean, the calorie count was so high that the manufacturer couldn’t even fit all the zeros on there. And I guess because it is only one gummy bear, you can only reference one serving. HAHA. Anyway, I told him to text me when he takes his first bite. I think we are on Day 4 of Giant Gummy Bear Abstinence, but I have a feeling it won’t last long! 😉

Sharon