Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Puff Love

Lei Chic When you throw a fiesta, you’re Hostess with the Mostess – most kitchen disasters, that is. Burned brownies and a carton of Costco cupcakes? Dessert FAIL.

To ensure your next soiree is a cake walk, turn to Sweetie Puffs – the  new, local catering company specializing in gourmet cupcakes, wedding cakes and dessert buffets.

Shy Tran, a self-taught pastry artist, launched the company in January this year. Her claim to fame is her original creation, the Sweetie Puff – a crispy wonton that's filled with light, airy cheesecake, then tossed in cinnamon sugar. For extra sizzle, you can add some drizzle -- in chocolate,  strawberry or caramel.

More things that’ll make you go mmmmm: confections like cheesecake bites, fruit tarts with sweet lemon yogurt cream cheese spread, double chocolate chip scones, and dessert flutes in flavors such as vanilla cream wafer cake, triple berry layered butter cake and minty Oreo cream pie.

The icing on the cake: all of her treats are made with no trans fat, preservatives or artificial flavors. Everything is created fresh with local eggs, grade A butter, and high-quality Guittard and Ghirardelli chocolate.

Tran will whip up batches for any size occasion, whether it’s a large wedding or simply for your own sugar craving. Plus, you can pick up your Sweetie Puffs at her Hawai'i Kai home, or she’ll deliver them right to your door.

So you can consider your pastry problems solved.
Because when the doughing gets tough, the puffs get going.

To order Sweetie Puffs, call 808.221.6299 or visit www.sweetiepuffs.com.



Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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