HOFEX 2013 – Hong Kong

May 11th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (0 Comments)

Done! Four days of HOFEX are finally over… HOFEX is one of these hospitality industry fair where you can virtually find everything and anything you need, ranging from wine to black truffle, passing by incredible machines to break eggs or make odd looking waffles. During the four days, the Culinary Classics features a range of … Read more

HUGE Easter Egg!

March 29th, 2013 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (7 Comments)

The popular adage “Size does not matter” was proved wrong… at least for today! That Easter Egg weighs more than 80 kg (about 180 lbs) and measures 1.2 meters tall (nearly 4 ft) – making it was more of a construction engineering project rather than pastry. Indeed, each halves scales at 30 kg and with … Read more

Super cake series: Longevity Lady

December 8th, 2011 | Posted by greg in Daily life... - (12 Comments)

In Chinese culture, birthdays are often celebrated with Longevity Gods. In this case it’s a lady celebrating her birthday, thus the Longevity Goddess, presented amongst lucky peaches which are also synonymous of long life! 

Thai Sculpture This year’s edition of HOFEX Hong Kong gave me the opportunity to judge two competition. Fantasy table and pastry display. For the pastry display, we had about 60 showpieces made of bread, sugar, chocolate and so on… everything had to be edible. The showpieces were not made on the spot, but brought in … Read more

Like turkey for Thanksgiving, gingerbread houses are some sort of lurking tradition, kind of a must have somewhere in a hotel during Christmas… nor at least if you are not adhering to the concept, (at least) 85 other people will remind you about it! :)   Mark, our passionate Head Baker, spent fruitful efforts on … Read more

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