Friday, October 2, 2009

Mississippi Mud Cake

The recipe for all coffee and chocolate lovers


2 1/2 cups plain flour
1tsp baking powder
5 oz chocolate bar (pick you favorite chocolate)
1 cup butter
1/2 cup of coffee
pinch of salt
2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla


1.Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease two 9in cake pans.
2. In a bowl sift the flour and baking powder.
3. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate, butter, coffee, salt, sugar, stirring occasionally until the m0isture is smooth and the sugar is dissolved.
4. Pour the chocolate mixture into a bowl and cool slightly. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat in the eggs and vanilla, decrease the speed and beat in the flour.
5. Pour into the prepared pans.
6. BAKE for 25-30 minutes until you insert a skewer or toothpick and it comes out with a few crumbs. DO NOT OVERBAKE or the cake will be too dry.

---Reporting Chef Sweet Cheeks

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Elenis NY-Disappointed by their Retail Project Manager

Eleni's NY is a beautiful location with great cookies and cupcake designs but I was disappointed by them this Monday by their Retail Project Manager (Christina DiFeo). Let me begin by saying that I applied for a position at Eleni's NY and was emailed by Christina that she wanted to have a phone interview with me. I informed her that I was available for the interview on the date she stated on the email. She then emailed me again to reschedule for Monday afternoon and I said I was available for the phone interview.

When Monday came, I was really excited because it was a great opportunity to get a chance to get a interview to work for Eleni's NY. I came out of class 5 min before the time she told me she was going to call and I waited and waited. I starred at my phone for more than 20 min and she never called. I sent her an email asking her if everything was fine because she didn't call me for the interview. About three days went by and I didn't receive no response from her. Finally, at the end of the third day I received an email from her just stating, "So sorry I wasn't able to call you on Monday. Would you have some time to talk this Friday? If so, please let me know what time."

Once again, I informed her that I was available for the phone interview on Friday at either 12 or 3 pm or when she was available. Friday came and again she didn't call. I was like is she playing games with me. She sent me an email later that day stating, "12 and 3 didn't work. Can I give you a call Monday? Does 1 work." I emailed her again, informing her that I was available on Monday at 1 pm. Your going to laugh now, 1 pm came and she didn't call again. She finally sent me an email later that day to inform me that they filled all the spots for the position.

Why would someone have the nerve to say such a thing after not calling 3 straight times and leaving me waiting for a phone interview. Christina DiFeo, Retail Project Manager for Eleni's NY is very unprofessional with the way she handled this process. I believe I deserve an apology from Eleni's NY for what I had to go through during the none interview process and the many times their Retail Project Manager Christina DiFeo left me like a fool waiting for her interview. I still can't believe what she did to me. I did not deserve this.

Let me know what you feel about this. Leave me your comments.

---Reporting Chef Sweet Cheeks

Saturday, September 19, 2009

What a great Tom Selleck Cake Design

A cake that is a little manly with a whole lot of chic added around it lol. This is a really great decorated Tom Selleck cake. I was surfing the web for some creative cakes and I found this one. I think it's a pretty creative cake for someone's Hairy birthday lol Let me know your comments about this cake design.

Cake Image: Thanks to

---Reporting Chef Sweet Cheeks

The Fall season is here and I think of Pie

Apple Pie-Many love it and many just wonder why people love it so much.

This is the first video of delicious pies for this wonderful fall season I will be posting. This video is on how to make a delicious Apple Pie with fresh green apples that just melt in you mouth. The video is one of the best simple videos to follow for those who haven't done a pie before. When I do a pie, I always do my fresh fruit filling separate and then add it to the pie crust but it's not wrong doing it the way they do it. I prefer my way better just because you get to taste the filling before you place it on the pie crust. Now go and start baking your pie.

How To Make Apple Pie

---Reporting Chef Sweet Cheeks

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Elenis NY- One of my favorite spots at Chelsea market

I don't know if you have ever passed by Chelsea market but when you do remember to take a look at Eleni's NY. They create some of the most unique, creative, delicious cookies and cupcakes in the market. They might be a little pricey for some people but when you are craving the munchies this spot has some good treats for your sweet tooth. You can check out there website for more delicious sweets at Eleni's NY. Ok, it's time to stop licking your screen and go to Eleni's to try a delicious cookie or cupcake.

Eleni's New York
75 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011-7006
(212) 255-6804

Check out some of there images.

Eleni's NY Store Front

Halloween cookies by Eleni's NY

Eleni's NY famous Hollywood Oscar cupcakes

---Reporting Chef Sweet Cheeks

Monday, September 14, 2009

How to cover a cake with Fondant -A video tutorial

This is one of the best Fondant video tutorials that I was able to find online thanks to Planet Cake. Watch the video and learn how to cover your own cake with fondant. It does look very easy but let me tell you from experience, it will take you a few tries before you get it right. It will get a little frustrating at times but don't worry because practice makes perfect. Enjoy the video and if you have any question, feel free to leave me a comment.

---Reporting Chef Sweet Cheeks

Getting back to business

Wow, it has been a while since my last post. It's time to get back into action and bring you the best of baking from online sites and baking shops from around NYC. I believe all of you were waiting to see the images of the wedding cake I baked and decorated for my friends wedding on August 16. It was a great honor for me to do my friends wedding cake, which came out so delicious and very pretty. Of course behind every cake you make, there is usually a wonderful or an adventurous story.The wedding cake I made has a pretty good one. lol. I'm going to allow you to appreciate the wedding cake first before I let you know the adventurous story behind that cake. Well, stay tune for my next post. More images coming soon.

---Reporting Chef Sweet Cheeks