So the Mr. has been involved with Youku for a couple of years now… they are basically the YouTube of China, only they are an even bigger deal there because there is no real network TV. People produce sitcoms and soaps just for Youku for example. They just IPOed, which was very exciting! So the Mr. had his friend’s girlfriend, who has a bakery called CCSweets in Beijing, send the CEO this cake… it’s so cool I just had to share it with you!
The funny thing is the Chinese don’t like sweets so CC had to decrease the sugar amount by 75% in all of her cakes and cupcakes. Apparently that altered the chemistry of the recipe and she had to re-do everything, from the frosting to the batter. Here are a few other fun pictures of her creations!
Here is one she did for BitAuto’s IPO.
Isn’t this calligraphy painting pretty?
Here is a wedding cake… the repeated symbol in the center means ‘double happiness’ and is used often in anything related to weddings.
I think this is an aggressive ‘best wishes on your pregnancy’ cake!!
The Chinese adore foreign cars… despite the fact that they pay almost twice the price for imported cars because of the insanely high taxes, there are more fancy cars driving around Hong Kong than anywhere I’ve ever been. Isn’t it cool how she captured all of their logos on cookies?
Some little ones enjoying CC’s handiwork.