1.) How did you first get into baking?
I started baking desserts at the end of high school. I brought brownies to school one day and realized how happy baked goods made people. I love being able to evoke that feeling upon someone, however little it may be. I believe I can make the world a better place, one cookie at a time. Cheesy, I know.
2.) What ethnicity are you?
I’m Vietnamese, although no one ever guesses that on the first try.
3.) Where do you do most of your baking?
I’m currently living at home, so I do most of my baking in my parents’ kitchen. I’m so blessed to have such a wonderful environment to bake in. Here’s a glimpse into my little abyss:
Occasionally, I’ll bake at my DB’s house, but most of the time it’s stuff from a box because I don’t have my ingredients/baking tools there. You may or may not know that I refer to his oven as the oven from hell… because it is. This is his kitchen:
4.) What are your kitchen must haves?
A separate post is coming up soon just for this question.. there’s too much to list!
5.) With all of your baking, how do you stay thin?
Truth of the matter is that I give out 90 percent of what I bake. I either bring it to work, give it to my DB’s friends, or take them to get togethers. I only take bites of what I make to test it out, so that I know what I need to adjust the next time around. I also take bites for photos. I don’t diet, but I am aware of what I eat. I eat dessert after every meal, but it’s usually a small portion. If I want a burger at 2AM, you bet I’ll be on my way to In-N-Out.
6.) Where do you buy your bakery bags?
ULINE.com, but they only sell in bulk.
7.) What does DB stand for?
Dear Boyfriend/Darling Boyfriend
8.) Do you have a KitchenAid? If so, what color is it?
I do! I got it from my parents years ago. The color is green apple. Say hello to my dear little friend:
9.) What did you study in school?
I was a Political Science major because I originally intended to go into law. It wasn’t until the end of my junior year that I realized law was definitely not for me. At least one good thing came from it; If it wasn’t for me being a poli sci major, I never would have gotten to know my DB! (He was a psychology major with a political science as a minor, so we shared the same class… but that’s a whole other story)
10.) Out of all the things that you’ve baked, what is your favorite?
For cakes, it’s hands down my aunt’s carrot cake recipe. As for cookies, I’m a simple cookie kinda gal. Snickerdoodles and chocolate chip cookies will do. Oh, these Nutella ones sure hit the spot as well.
11.) What kind of camera do you use for your pictures?
Most of the time, it’s my Nikon D40x or my DB’s Canon T2i. Occasionally, I’ll be using my dad’s Nikon D80. For my food reviews, I use a Canon S90, which I take with me everywhere I go.
12.) What’s your favorite kind of food?
Sushi! I could eat it everyday.
Well, that’s it for round one. Leave additional questions in the comments and I’ll try to answer them in the next round!