Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Presentation is everything in Asia

As most people know, packaging and presentation are very important in Asian cities such as Japan and Hong Kong. One very good example is the style of cakes Asian pastry chefs make. They don't sell plain-looking apple pies or simple cheese cakes. Even a Tiramisu has to be decorated with a piece of delicate white and dark chocolate. The cakes below are very basic cakes that you can get from a neighborhood bakery...and yes, most pastry chefs are very good artists, and they can do much more elaborate than this easily.

Recently I made a strawberry cake for a potluck Christmas dinner, and you can tell that dessert in Hong Kong is all about presentation, presentation and presentation. Not bad for a home-made cake, huh?

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