Sunday, August 16, 2009

Celebration of Mini Cheesecakes

It's truly a celebration and a milestone for me. These mini cheesecakes are my wedding gift for Carrie and Jim last night. I really have to thank them for trusting me with such an important mission and for displaying my results in such a beautiful manner. :)

Okay, so last night was Carrie and Jim's wedding and Carrie had asked me months ago if I would make cheesecakes for them as after dinner desserts. I was not very sure about it at first because I hadn't made a lot of cheesecakes in the past and I don't have much experience in mass producing my desserts. But I know in my mind that I can't forsake this opportunity. It's really an honor that she trusted me to make these desserts and I really shouldn't waste it.

So the planning for these started right after the request. I researched many cheesecake recipes and put them to practice runs. I brought some of them to work to see if they would suit the American taste buds (I found that Americans like sweeter desserts than Indonesians). I also had a taste test with Carrie & Jim themselves. :) It was a long process, but it was definitely worth it.

I had so much fun baking these mini delights and I really hope that everyone at the wedding enjoyed it too.
Here are some close-ups of the cheesecakes:

Mascarpone Cheesecakes w/ Graham Cracker Crust

Mango No-Bake Cheesecake w/ Graham Pecan Crust

Dark Chocolate Cheesecakes w/ Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust

There was a lot to learn with these cheesecakes. Making 150+ of them forces me to plan ahead for the schedule. Being in Galveston also made it harder to make these little goodies but thanks to all the support and help from Alvin, we made it! :)

I'll definitely start picking up on my baking in the future. Thanks for being so patient and encouraging through all my baking journey.

Cheers! :)


  1. Congrats babe. I'm proud of you.

  2. Great job, Yossi!! They all look so good! I wish I can taste them, especially the mango one.... and also the mascarpone.... and the chocolate one too... I want them all!! hehehehe

  3. Looks amazing! Hey, it's Julie, soon-to-be KPMG intern. Was looking through foodblogs and remembered yours. For some reason, I didn't bookmark it. Great job on the cakes though. Hope I'll be as good as you someday. Take care!

  4. Thanks all for the ultra-encouraging words :)

    I'll definitely strive to improve in the future

    Julie - hope you'll enjoy the KPMG intern experience :)

  5. Hi Yossi. I'm Carrie's friend Lauren. I only got my hands on one of the flavors but it was delicious and I know Carrie loved them. I made little signs for them that were on trays.
    I'm linking you on my blog when I post pictures of them.
    And I probably only have a blog myself because Carrie told me to start one like yours. :)