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Friday, May 18, 2007

Breakfast at Tiffany's

"Moon River, wider than a mile, I'm crossing you in style someday."

Who of us knows this song? I won't say "remember" because none of those of my generation are truly old enough to remember the movie except as a classic starring Audrey Hepburn and William Holden. But the title of that movie, filmed outside the original Tiffany & Co store in New York, was "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

Barbara Lim, the store director of Tiffany in Malaysia, visited us about a month and a bit ago and engaged us to make the sweets and a few savouries for their launch of their new Stars range of jewellery. The brief was to come up with desserts and savouries which were coherent with their theme.

After a bit of discussion we came up with the following menu;

Savouries;
Smoked Salmon on Melba Stars with Pickled Onion Aioli - Cold smoked salmon rolled and seated on Melba toast, topped with a little Pickled Onion Aioli, which offsets the rich smokiness of the salmon, garnished with Dill.
Beef Bacon and eggs - Quails' eggs baked in a shortcrust pastry shell topped with a roasted tomato sauce and liberally sprinkled with crunchy beef bacon bits. What is breakfast without bacon and eggs?

Sweets;

Profiteroles dipped in white chocolate and drizzled with Robin's Egg blue fondant
Tiffany Stars - English shortbread poured with Robin's Egg blue fondant
Tiffany Chocolate Cupcakes - Decorated with a star motif and inverse embossed with Tiffany & Co
Strawberries dipped in chocolate
Tiffany parcels - Brownies covered in fondant in Robin's Egg Blue
Blueberry crepes - Crepes rolled with blueberry mousse and topped with a dollop of blueberry filling

If you haven't guessed by now, Tiffany's corporate colours is Robin's Egg Blue.

Its always a privilege to work for an internationally renowned brand. And we are truly grateful to Barbara for giving us the opportunity.

There were quite a few photographers around and with me carrying my D70, people must have been wondering why I wasn't taking any photographs of them. The turnout was very good and I believe Barbara was very pleased with everything.

There was a free flow of champagne from 930am and the coffee machines were making some fabulous coffee. Allan and I had a lot of fun chit chatting with people but also watching people enjoy our little tidbits. There were some who popped them in their mouths and you could see them visibly going into little paroxysms of pleasure. The ladies (mostly ladies in the turnout) who found out that we had made some of the food in the store itself were chiding us about how naughty we were and how their expanding waistlines were going to be on our heads.

If at all, the payback for being in this business is the fact that people enjoy what you do. And when you see it, it makes it all worthwhile. Flavour in baking is everything. And that comes from making use of ingredients wisely. It was also a good opportunity to spread the word about Just Heavenly Pleasures in Plaza Damansara. And Barbara realised this so she introduced us to a few of her friends. Which, again, was so sweet of her. We are truly blessed to have clients like her.

23 comments:

Lyrical Lemongrass

Wow you got the tiffany colour! Gorgeous little babies. So tiffany! You guys are really talented. :-)

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy

Aiyo. Thanks so much lah dear. Very sweet of you. As ever.

We go for drinks this week.

wmw

Too bad, we couldn't make it! :o( Everything looks so lovely and cheery! And of course, so Tiffany too!

Jackson

congratulations!!! Well done! S, u guys got to pick ay Tiffany products??

Cutie

v

"Joe" who is constantly craving

honestly..smoke salmon as tidbits can never go wrong..abit of avocado would also be damn "ons"..as i put it..good job guys.. i m meant to drop by ur place after work 1 day..but i been bombarded wif lots of reviews and i dont remember what time you guys close?..so what time is it?

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy

wmw; ya lor would have free food and champagne. ;-) hehehe

Jackson; Thanks man. Much appreciated. :-) Actually was contemplating it. They're not as expensive as I thought it would be. A guy's ring designed by Paloma Piccaso was RM800...I thought it would be thousands.

Cutie; v?

Joe; Couldn't figure out how to cut the avocado so it would sit without sliding around. Come. We open Mon to Sat 11am to 6pm.

ka..t

Oooh.. so la-di-da!! :D

Very nice work, those platters of edible jewelry! Love the display esp the tulips.

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy

haha ;-) Barbara did the display. It is gorgeous tho. And the mirrored serving trays were a suggestion I made. I thought they added to the bling factor.

MeiyeN

congrats!!!!! how i wish to have da tiffany chocolate cupcakes....

Cutie

OOh, I actually wrote a longer comment not just v... hehe.. must be the stupid computer problem. Anyway, i was saying that those food look so beautiful and yummy. Makes me sooo hungry and craving for your food. Must go visit ur cafe soon. Hopefully will get to meet you during my visit. hehe...

Rasa Malaysia

Oh my, you guys are true professionals...so beautiful and jilatable foods...by the way, did you guys get any Tiffany's diamonds, etc. in returns for such good menu? Hehe. ;P

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy

Meiyen; have actually made them before in a whole cake for hantaran events. But in that situation, we made an actual box. So box was white, and cover was tiffany blue with a big fat bow on the top. :-)

cutie; thanks so much. No cafe right now. ONly take out. But you can come to us, order, and sit in chef and brew to be served.

RM; aiyo, thank you so much. Coming from someone who is herself so delectable and makes such scrumptious stuff that is truly a compliment. ;-)

As for the diamonds, no lah. :( But then again, we did get paid.

jason

Argh... too bad I can't be there. Would lurve to "spy" on them + have those lovely little babies :P

Michelle

*jaw drop*
craving for your 'babies'...

aiyah.. no need to say much lar..
u guys simply are the best!!!

MeiyeN

finished all da cakes that i bought last saturday... and those that i tasted, omg.... heavenly good! :D am really looking forward to come here again!

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy

Michelle; thanks so much.

Meiyen; thanks again. visited your blog too. :-)Come anytime. Might add one or two new things.

Honey Star

OMG!! Everything looks amazing! I love those Tiffany Chocolate Cupcakes and the gorgeous parcels! They look like little drops of heaven :D slurp

savante

OMG Tiffany parcels! I love it! Could I give it in lieu of a real diamond ring?

Paprika

oooh...aaahhh...great job! I wish I was invited so I could've tried those beautiful goodies!

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy

Honey Star; Thanks so much. ;)

Savante; I don't know, you'll need to ask Charming Calvin.

Paprika; very easy. Go browse, ask to be put on their list. And then try luck. ;)

annakin

omg, GORGEOUS colors guys! Maybe next time I wanna be glam and give out Tiffany gifts, I'll just give these out instead....I'm sure they'd be as much appreciated as the little blue boxes

I'm still on for being your official food taster ya!

lovie

I love the Tiffany blue parcels. They are so cute, they must be really yummy. But they are too cute to be eaten. *drools*

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