Thursday, May 27, 2010

Career Day

Tomorrow (Friday), La Bella Torte was asked to speak at Career Day at P.S. 287 in Red Hook.  We are very happy, and excited and nervous about this.  Someone asked us to talk to young children about possibly going into the pastry field as a profession.  The questions that go around in your head - Do you think they'll listen?  What do we say to them?  Do we bring pictures,or maybe something we made?  Will they be interested? Will they fall asleep? Will they throw stuff at us?  Oh My God the pressure of a 10 minute presentation.

After thinking long and hard about this we decided to first - bribe them with cookies.  Talk a little bit about what we do (hopefully it will be interesting for them) Then - show them some pictures of cakes, and then show them a couple of items made out of modeling chocolate. 

I think Joe will do most of the talking, since he's excellent at it and besides being a kiss ass pastry chef, he's a kick ass salesman.

Now I must get back to baking so the we'll have enough cookies for the kids.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Busy Busy Busy

We have'nt blogged in a couple of days.  We have been busy (Thank God).  I have a picture of the cake we just made for a sweet 16, we're also in the midst of filling our weekly orders for our restaurant account and Italian specialty store account, and we just got another account, but we just wanted to say a quick hello don't forget to check out our cake and stay tuned for our next popup and or outdoor market.

 We'll try to post other pictures of the cake later.  It looks much better with the bowl filled with m&m's.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Picture day

we have a picture from Sunday's Greenpoint Foodmarket. 

and check out a cake we did for a local church organization.  They asked for a cake with a crown of roses.

And here's a little bride and groom we made for a friends bridal shower.  They sat them donuts.  I think they're adorable, if I do say so myself.

Right now we're working on a sweet 16 cake for Saturday. We'll post the pictures when we're done.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Had a great time at the Greenpoint food market at "Taste Williamsburg".  We made a lot of connections, met a lot of great people, and Oh Yeah, we couldn't help but sample some of the amazing food that was being served.   Thank you to our old friends that stopped by and to our new friends we look forward to hearing from you.  And a special thank you to Jamie at Superior Vans. 

Right now, we're busy preparing for a tasting, and we're still working on our next pop up, and we'll have pictures of our latest events and cakes very soon.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Upcoming events

we've been busy trying to secure our next pop up.  Hopefully, that will be done very soon.  In the meantime, we will be at the Greenpoint food Market pop up on Sunday May 16th from 12-4pm at Superior Vans on Wythe Avenue.  It will be alongside "Taste Williamsburg".

"Taste Williamsburg" is going to benefit the building of the Northside Town Hall, it will be held alongside The Brooklyn Brewery, and its $35 a ticket.  There is a long list of restauarants giving tastings at the event, and the Greenpoint Food Market is being held up the block (admission is free).  The vendors will be giving discounts to people who have tickest to "Taste Willaimsburg".  So stop by and say hello,  and buy a cannoli or better yet, buy a desset dipper - they went over big at our pop up at the Cozy Royale.

See Ya Sunday!!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Thank you

We would like to thank our family, friends and new friends for making our pop up a success.

We would especially like to thank the Greenpointers for getting the word out there for us.  You guys really put us on the map.  Just tell us where to send the cannoli's.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Big Day is close and the sample are here

One more day to go.  Everything is in place for our Pop up store.  In case you have'nt seen the flyer its at the Cozy Royale, located at 434 Humboldt Street at Jackson Street.  from 4pm to 10pm.

In the meantime, we will be on the corner of Graham Ave and Conselyea Street, handing out samples, just to give you a little taste of what we'll have tomorrow night.  We should be there around 7 O'clock.  so come out and try our cannoli see what Al Pacino raved about.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Finally!! Pictures

There are 2 pictures on the side.  One is  poker cake we're very proud of and the other is our famous cannoli's.  I just figured out how to get our pictures posted (I know, it takes me a minute, but I eventually figure things out.).  The more I figure out, the better our blog will look. 

Just think of this as a hit or miss preview.  As we figure things out, and that could be a while before its completely figured out, you'll see more and more of our work. (hey, we're pastry chefs, not computer techs.)  :)

The Preparation

So, today is Tuesday, May 4th.  3 days to our Pop up store on Friday at the Cozy Royale - 434 Humboldt St at Jackson St.

We're busy making the dough and baking the cookies and the cake and whipping the cannoli cream to perfection.  We will be on Graham Avenue on Thursday evening just to give you a little taste of what you can get on Friday.  And, hey, don't forget to check out Greenpointers and Grubstreet, we're mentioned again.

We are so stoked about this Friday; the only thing that would make it a perfect day is if Al Pacino himself were to show up.