Friday, January 30, 2015

Naked Chocolate Cake with Fruit Recipe - YUM!!!

Hello There!!!

Today I want to share with you a Chocolatey Naked-Cake I baked for one of my very good friend, Emily Voong. We're supposed to be celebrating her birthday in another two weeks, but she was super sweet and understanding that I was busy...So, we decided yesterday to get together today!!! So I was like, what will be an easy enough cake for me to bake for her for her birthday...THE NAKED CAKE!!!! it's super easy and super simple! Not technically skills involved - meaning decorations, BUT that is the fun and beauty of this....The non-decoration IS the decoration!!!! I am pretty in love with the naked cake type of's elegant and super pretty. I love how fondant looks, but no one ever eats them and i feel like it's such a waste, so why not use fruits - taste yummie and it's healthy and you get your vitamins ;) so I give you...

[ A Lighter, Naked Chocolate Cake with Fruit Recipe by Amanda Rettke, Food Network ]
[ Whipped Cream Recipe by I Am Baker ]

are you drooling yet? haha! I know I was!!!

[ Here's how I layered the center of the cake ]

[ Here's the Birthday Girl - Emily!!! ]

I always have so much fun hanging out with my Em Em ;) We went to Oz and ate 20 pounds of food and then enjoyed a Thai Tea at Moo Moo. We were too stuffed to cut the cake and eat it too, but I did tried the cake and it was oooh sooo yummie and light!!!! The whipped cream is yummie, I've made it before and that is coming from someone who doesn't like whipped cream too (O-M-G right? crazy weirdo me right?!).

Give the recipes a try and let me know what you think! Thanks for dropping by!!!


Good Night!!!
Love always, SMILE!!! MUI HOANG
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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Casino Dessert Table - Jessica's 34th Birthday

Hello There!

Sorry! I didn't mean to not be blogging...BUT I haven't been lazy crafting and baking. Today I'm sharing with you a Casino Dessert Table for one of my very good friend/hiking buddy, Jessica Silakhom's 34th birthday. Her sister, Karen contacted me and she wanted to throw a surprised birthday party for Jessica and hired me to create a casino dessert table and oh boy, was it soooooo stinking fun!!! And it's always an honor when someone loves and invites me to be apart of a wonderful celebration.

A little something about Jessica that I think her family, relatives, friends, and anyone who knows her agrees. Just an FYI, she isn't a gambler or love love casino, her sister, Karen thought it would be a cool idea to create a casino theme - which I think is perfect! It represent Jessica in another way - the high roller rush when she hikes 12+ miles all the way up to a 3,000+ elevation gain; she constantly bets on her life with her adventurous rush in hikes, vacations, obstacles, and much much more! The best way to represent how sweet, giving, kind and a lot more is to show how sweet she is with all the varieties of desserts.

So I give you....
[ Jessica's 34th Casino Birthday Dessert Table ] 
There are dices, chips, cards, shot glasses...and much much more that screams FUN!!! LET'S PLAY!!! 

[ Some Close Ups of the Dessert Table] 

*NOTE:  The photos above are different from the photo below because I usually pre-set everything up at my places and take photos ;) this way it also helps me know what I need to bring and not forget something ;) and only usually takes me 30 mins or so to set up ;)

[ FINALE - At Jessica's House ] 
Please note, the cake in the center is baked and designed by Sweet Escape by Betty. 

[ Here's the birthday girl - JESSICA!!! ] 

I hope you enjoyed today's post!!! I know I super enjoyed the party..i ate so much i think i gained another 20+ pounds! Everything was super-duper delicious!!! Everyone there were super-duper friendly and funny! I'm was so glad to be apart of this!


Thanks for dropping by!!! let me know what you think by leaving a comment ;)

Love always, SMILE!!! MUI HOANG
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All desserts were baked by me using these lovely recipes I found:
  • Oreo Cheesecake Bites by Life in the Lofthouse, when she mentioned "divided" that just means when you use 24 oreos for the crust and the rest to fold it in the cheesecake ;) 
  • Lemon Crinkles Cookies by Frugal Antic, I also added 1 tsp of lemon zest and 1-2 tsp of lemon juice/extract. Any cake mix boxes will work perfect ;) 
  • True Tiramisu found it at Examiner, I cut the soft lady fingers (can be found at Trader Joe's) and layer it as I go. 
  • Sugar Cookies by Sugar Belle's - I still need to master this as you can see from my photo, i didn't do a good job =( but I will be practicing a lot!!! 
  • Chocolate Cupcake by Your Cup of Cake
  • White Chocolate Mousse Frosting by Your Cup of Cake 
  • White Display Stands with ribbons - Home Goods
  • Silver Display Stands - Safeway (Floral Area)
  • White Plates - Costco 
  • Candy Jars - Michael's
  • French Fries Boxes - Stamping' Up Fry Box Bigz L Die 
  • Jackpot and Place Your Bets signs - Party City
  • Cupcake Liners - Designed by Mui Hoang, Something For Everyone
  • Cupcake Topper - Designed by Mui Hoang, Something For Everyone
  • Jessica Banner - Designed by Mui Hoang, Something For Everyone
  • Dices - Designed by Mui Hoang, Something For Everyone
  • Pretty much any little details - hehe they were designed by Mui Hoang, Something For Everything ;) 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Paper Artist Picks!! - Won PPA 235


Woooohooo!!!! Not only did I get to join in the fun with the Pal Paper Artist #235 color challenge, but I was also chosen as the Paper Artist Picks too!! Wooohooo....

Soooo......that means I get to proudly HONORLY surprisingly wonderfully and much much more display this....

What was it that I created?!? Well, these little darling DIY Treat Bags that I super-duper adore!!!

Can't wait to join these ladies again!!! I'm for sure I'm up to something tonight!!!

Love always, SMILE!!! MUI HOANG
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

SU! Tuesday Updates

Hello There! I wanted to share with you some Tuesday Updates!!!

[ Paper Pumpkin Discount & Earn Free Sale-A-Bration ]

For the first time ever, during Sale-A-Bration (January 6- March 31), you can get a 3-month Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription for just $54.85. Get a discount and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration product? Yes, please! Click here to order.

[ NEW Better Than E-Mail Photopolymer Stamp Set - 140463 $15.95]

Get the new cute Stampin' Up Better Than E-Mail photopolymer Stamp Set and start stamping with them!

[ Weekly Deals ]

Nothing is better to have the Sale-A-Bration (earning free products) + Weekly Deals = BUY BUY BUY!!! ;)
As always, let me know if you have any questions!!! I'll try to keep myself as updated as possible. I hope I'm helping you with your Stampin' Up adventure too! ;)

Thanks for dropping by!!!  Have a wonderful rest of Tuesday!!! ;)

Love always, SMILE!!! MUI HOANG
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Monday, January 12, 2015

Quick & Fast Dessert Table

Good Morning!!!

Did some baking yesterday and wanted to share a fun and fast dessert table set up that one of my coworker, Margie Gordon and I did for our manager, Stacey Howell yesterday for her birthday. We wanted to create a fun yet easy dessert table in celebration of her birthday. So I was in charge of cupcakes and Margie was in charge of cookies and she did three!!! I felt soo cupcakes where the only thing that turned out right...i did a cheesecake and =( during the bath, it soaked the cheesecake and i didn't have enough time to start all over =( But that's okay, everyone super-enjoyed everything!!! So phew! no one has to know about my cheesecake right? hehe

I used a few of my dessert stands and plates and used some candy jars filled with yummies...with a few minutes of set up...I give you...

[ Stacey's Birthday Dessert Table ] 

[ These little Monkey Breads were made by my coworker, Margie and the cookies ] 


[ Cupcakes with Buttery Cream Cheese Frosting (Oh my the frosting was a hit!) ]
I had a lot of fun decorating these cupcakes! I'm trying to frost them nicely...hopefully I delivered! Does the right side looks like a rose? I was trying to pipe it like a rose...hopefully it does..if not, no worries, i'll be practicing a lot more! 

Thanks for dropping by!!! Hope you enjoyed today's yummie post!!!! Have a wonderful rest of Tuesday!!! ;)

Love always, SMILE!!! MUI HOANG
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[ Get the Displays/Cake Stands]
  • Cake Stands - Home Goods (This store, if you see it, you've got to get them before they're gone!)
  • Plates - Pier 1 Imports
  • Candy Jars - Michael's

Happy Birthday Butterfly Basics - CMCC#53

Happy Monday!!!

Today's fun post is the lovely Butterfly Basics stamp set and the elegant preeeeeetttttty Butterflies Thinlits that are a must must have to your creative collection!!! I'll be using a lot of these two! ;) So I decided to create a Birthday card with it, since it already came with a lovely "Happy Birthday" sentiment, AND it'll be one of my Managers' birthday, Yolanda's the end of this month.

[ Happy Birthday Butterfly Basics - Front of the Card]
I loved how it all turned out! The butterfly is soon preeeeettttttyyyy! It is super-duper elegant, just like my manager, Yolanda! I used one of the Butterflies Thinlits die cut and layered the butterflies to get that "flapping" look hehe ;) Doesn't the butterfly looks ike it is going to fly away? hehe! Then I sponged it with some ink and added some liquid pearls and pearls. ;) Wa-lah! ;) 

[ Happy Birthday Butterfly Basics - Close Ups of the Card]

And the timing couldn't be perfect, her favorite color is shades of Purple, Colour Me CMCC#53 was perfect to use for this creation! Thanks Ladies!!! Make sure to join in on the fun, just a few more hours!!!
Thanks for dropping by!!! Hope you enjoyed today's creation! ;)

Love always, SMILE!!! MUI HOANG
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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Wood You Be Mine? - CTD 234

Hello There!!! Happy Sunday!!!

Today I'm super-duper excited to showcase more Occasion Catalog fun stamp sets! Soooooo guess what holiday is coming - one of the two favorite holiday of mines...Christmas and....this one because oh my oh my I LOVE ALL THE HEARTS, THE CUPCAKES, THE COLORS and just sooo sooo much more...IT'S VALENTINE!!! I love love love it when places are decorated with Valentine's decorations, they're just absolutely adorable and I always can't wait for Stamping' Up to create more fun Valentine stamp sets and they sure delivered!!!

So today's feature is....Wood You Be Mine? stamping set! Isn't that timberman stinking cute?!? He's just sooo adorable I just want to hug him (haha!!)...and that gave me an idea to put multiple hearts behind him since HE'S SOOOOO ADORABLE!!!! And to make him come alive, I used several sets of blendabilities markers to color him - LOVE SU! BLENDABILITIES! If you don't own any, no worries, you can still use your SU! markers ;)

[Wood You Be Mine? - Front of the Card]

[Wood You Be Mine? - Inside of the Card]
I absolutely love the Heart Confetti Border Punch!! Look at how cute these mini hearts are! All I did was add glue and keep adding glue to adhere the pile of hearts. So fun and so simple and the outcome is stinking cute!!! 

[Wood You Be Mine? - Close Up]
I love how this card turned out and I had a lot of fun creating this! Do you see the cute adorable Timberman holding a mini heart too? It was actually a last minute idea as I was punching the hearts using Heart Confetti Border Punch to create the inside of the card. And it turned out cute! I love last minute touches ;)

Today's inspirational fun was by using Color Throwdown 324 colors combo was sooo much fun!!! I love the, black and white, who could resist not joining in the fun to create a fun card for this challenge. Drop by and join the fun!!!

Thanks for dropping by!!! Can't wait to create more Valentine cards!!! Yes, more hearts to come! ;) hehe

Love always, SMILE!!! MUI HOANG
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Saturday, January 10, 2015

DIY Treat Bag - PPA234

Hello there!!!

I've always always ALWAYS hoping Stamping' Up will create a fun cute TREAT BAG DIE CUT and Yep, I think they heard me!!! ;) hehe When I saw the new Occasion catalog and saw the cute little treat bag Thinlits, I couldn't wait to order it!!!! I love love love love LOVE it!! And now I can put all the yummie goodies I bake in them too and they were soon easy to make!!!! And there are a million ways to dress them up too!!! Ooh I'm going to have soon much fun with them!!!

I kept it fun and simple hehe because I wanted to show you how cool it looks!!! You'll see me creating a lot of these little bags! I love to bake cookies and I cannot wait to bake big mini ones, big ones and all sizes of cookies to put in these little suckers!!! heck, you can put anything in them!!! the possibilities are endless!!! AND

...don't you just adore the paper? Well, you can get them for FREE it's one of the Sale-A-Bration FREE ITEM for every $50 dollar purchased made! I think this is my favorite DSP as of now! You'll be seeing me using it A LOT! ;) It's just the perfect pattern and tone of colors!

I used the PPA235's challenge. I couldn't pass on this challenge, it's like come on it is shades of pretty blues!!! My favorite color!!!! Make sure to join these fantastic PPAs!!! Heck, drop by and get some inspirations ;) as well too. 

I'm on a crafting craze right now and I hope it will never ends ;) I love all the NEW (and old of course because I have a ton of them as well) Stamping' Up stamping, die cuts, colors, papers, and heck - EVERYTHING!!!

Thanks for dropping by!!!

Love always, SMILE!!! MUI HOANG
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Friday, January 9, 2015

It's Your Birthday!!!

Hello There!!!

This morning I'm super-duper excited to post my first 2015 card!!!! YAY ME!!!! ;) And it won't be the last too! I promise!!!

My manager, Stacey Howell's birthday is tomorrow and what is a better way to give someone anything, A PERSONALIZED HANDMADE CARD ;)!!! Heck, any excuses to craft is a good excuse! So I wanted to make her a card that showcase her - Victorian Style, blue-ish brownish color tone, wonderful, fun, amazing and much much more! I hope I delivered!!!!

[ It's Your Birthday - Front of the Card ] 

[ It's Your Birthday - Inside of the Card ] 

[ It's Your Birthday - Close Up of the Card ] 

Chalkboard Style + SU! Blendabilities = AMAZING!!! 
So what do you think? Don't you just love the chalkboard style?!? I know I do and pair it up with Blendabilities by adding the colors to your white and black chalkboard style made it POPPED!!! 

Freshly Made Sketch #186 - Join the Fun! 
I love joining these talent bunch of ladies! They're very inspirational! =)
Remember to check out the new Occasion catalog, you'll love it!!! And for EVERY $50 you spend, make sure to redeem a FREE item!!! YEP, YOU HEARD ME A FREE ITEM because IT'S SALE-A-BRATION TIME!!! =) Don't miss out on all the free things you can earn! Have any questions, always remember to feel free to contact me =)

Now go have fun and craft!!! I'm on my next card or hmmm project maybe! Check back again tomorrow! Thanks for dropping by!!!

Love always, SMILE!!! MUI HOANG
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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Macaron Attempted - Failed...but getting close =)


So, I didn't make it to my crafting room, but again made it into the kitchen! Trying to attempt macarons and I FAILED! but I'M NOT GOING TO GIVE UP!!! I made a promise to myself that I'll learn these little suckers!!! So far, they're coming up with feet, but they're hollow!!! I tried 5 times, 3 times yesterday night and two times this morning and my FIFTH BATCH!!! a tad hollow but not super-duper yet!!! Until i get it right, I won't share what I did. I'll try to get it right and then share it, but haha! i guess posting this failure will encourage me to try it more and tell others it's okay to fail! 

I got to admit, these little suckers are sooo adorable, but they are hahah a pain!!!!! Here's my fifth macaron batch attempt...looks pretty close right? hehe! I'm still going to keep trying once i get my hands on more almond flour. 

Here's how the inside of my macarons turned out...see not super-duper hollow right? hehe but i know i know I'll need a lot more practice...=)

I hope you're starting your morning a lot better than my failure macaron attempt (hehe).

I think this time I'm really going into my craft room and do a little Stamping' Up stamping to get my minds off macarons, or haha I might end up making a macaron card! we'll see!!! 

Happy Sunday to you!!! 

Thank you,
Love always, SMILE!!! MUI HOANG
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Friday, January 2, 2015

A Very Berry Trifle - Yummie!!!

Happy be-lated New Year!!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year! So I still didn't get a chance to spend hours in my craft room yet but I spent some time in the kitchen again. It's a YUMMIIIIIIE dessert you'll want to give it a try yourself, a little healthy but heck, that cream is just YUMMIE!!! I personnally don't eat cream, but oh man oh man, THIS CREAM IS A MUST TRY!!! I think the orange extract made it super yummie!!! and heck, add in a fluffy yummie Angel Food Cake and some fresh berries, oh my oh my oh my!!!!

Fruits + Cream + Angel Food Cake = DROOLING!!! 
Look how yummie it looks! It's super easy to make ;) 

Wondering where I got these cute little individual trifle bowls, I got them at Pier 1 Imports - aren't they super-duper adorable?!? I've always wanted to make a trifle and so glad i found a good recipe to try it out and doesn't they look soooooo darn yummie!!!! You can get these mason jars anywhere - Target, WalMart, etc. 

What I did was I premade the Angel Food Cake the night before using this recipe - Homemade Angel Food Cake by Hip2Save. Then the next day I prepped everything and followed the directions by I Am Baker's A Very Berry Trifle Recipe and she is AWESOME!! I found a few recipes of hers I'm going to try it out!!! You don't have to make the Angel Food Cake from scratch, you can probably get a cake mix box and/or buy it if you don't have the time, I'm for sure it taste just as good. 

At first I was planning to assemble mine in a regular size trifle bowl, but I decided to assemble them into small individual trifle bowls for a few of my family and friends and mason jars to go for some of my friends I was meeting up yesterday for dinner. It was a lot of fun and oh my soo soo good! Give them a try and let me know what you think. 

Now go have fun and bake ;) I'm about to really head in my crafting room and craft a little hopefully or might end up organizing some new stamps I got!!! Can't wait to STAMP!!! 

Thank you,
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