Sweet Jewels x Orange Films

One of my closest friends Ajiri Aki is the new Director of Development & Production of Paris-based company Orange Films for their New York office. Let me tell you, my cake balls are amazing with champange ;).



Sweet Jewels X Spin NY & Stuart Weitzman

Sweet Jewels Cake Balls were part of the first annual “Serve to Save” Ping-Pong Tournament at Spin NY. All proceeds from the tournament and silent auction will support Dr. Marsha Moses’ pioneering research in ovarian cancer at the Folkman Research Institute. All the cake balls were wrapped in orange foil to look like mini, edible ping pong balls.

Read this article about the event on Fashion Week Daily. (NOTE: The reference to "coconut truffles" was meant to be red velvet cake balls, but oh well, ha).


What happens when you take the city girl outta the city?

She ends up at the Essex Hunt Club at a TAILGATING EVENT!

What a weekend! I am so lucky to have "Tall" otherwise known as Rukhsana by my side because together we churned out over a thousand cake balls in one week! Go Team! How that was possible, I have no idea - mind you I am a librarian by day and 9-5 Monday thru Friday, ha.

For Sunday, I was hired to cater a tailgating competition for a family friend, Dr. Brown of New Jersey. To be honest, at first I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but always open to a new challenge! My task was to provide and cater desserts which included cake balls obviously and other sweets outside my usual menu. The inspiration was a Parisian Pastry shop set up inside a Hummer and the location at the Essex Hunt Club somewhere in the middle of Jersey. It was completely OVER-THE-TOP and we had the most amazing fried chicken courtesy of our new friend Rick who made it ON SITE! Doc Brown certainly throws a ritzy affair, ha. And there were horses did I mention that? Many many horses.

Needless to say, this event really took the city girl outta the city, but I had a a great time with my friends Rukhsana (did I already mention how amazing she is?),Linyee, and Gabby. My lady friends are incredible and so supportive -I was so fortunate they were willing to get up at the crack of dawn on a Sunday morning (6am call time!) and give me a helping hand with this peculiar, but interesting tradition. Although I am sure not all tailgating events are like these, at least we can say - been there, done that.