July 29, 2009

SF Strawberry Week 2009

Earlier this year I had the opportunity of participating in the SF Strawberry Week- a week-long event in which participating San Francisco restaurants submit a recipe to a strawberry dish to be published in a small cookbook and feature the dish on their menus.


Strawberry Week

Keeping in mind how perfect a ripe strawberry is at its peak, I created Roasted Strawberry Gelato Profiteroles.

Daniel Saravia

Recipe

This recipe creates a dense and intensely flavored strawberry gelato.

The best part of participating in Strawberry Week is having my recipe published alongside the recipes of legendary chefs, such as Emily Luchetti and Elizabeth Falkner.

Emily Luchetti

Recipe

Elizabeth Falkner

Recipe

Here are some shots I took for blogging purposes :)

Photographer
The photographer caught off guard

Profiteroles

-Roasted Strawberry Gelato Profiteroles created the week of March.9th.2009.

May 28, 2009

Anais Communion

I don't know how this one got away! Apparently I overlooked posting this cake.

Anais Communion

This cake was made for Conny's (adorable) niece's communion. Conny asked me to create a bible made up of Vanilla Bean Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting but left the minutiae up to me. I chose a chapter from Romans I thought was appropriate and used that as the script.

Congrats Anais =)

-Bible Cake created April.26.2009

May 14, 2009

Jeff & Santiago

I love it when a couple knows exactly what they like (and dislike) when it comes to the design and flavor of a wedding cake. Thats what occurred when working with Jeff and Ago in creating their wedding cake last month.

Santiago and Jeff's Wedding

Both Jeff and Ago love lemon cake but were willing to provide an option for the chocolate lovers in their wedding party so they opted for both flavors.

Here is a picture of the cake on location:

Santiago & Jeff

-Jeff & Santiago's Wedding Cake created on April.25.2009

April 12, 2009

AIDS LIFECYCLE 2009

Just last month, the Homeboys organized an awesome event to raise funds for their participation in the AIDS LIFECYCLE 2009 cycling event.

AIDS LIFECYCLE is a 7-day, 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles designed to raise funds to support the HIV/AIDS services of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.

Many vendors participated in this even by donating drinks, gift cards and merchandise for raffling purposes and of course I donated cake!

AIDS LIFECYCLE Cake

To donate to Team HomeBoys, click Erik (team captain) or Clemmy (mid-speech) :


Thanks for the great pics Alice Lee!
-AIDS LIFECYCLE cake created March.24th.2009.

February 26, 2009

Denise in Gucci

Denise and Gio are like family so when Gio asked me to make an extra special cake for his wife's birthday, I had this in mind.

Gucci Bag

Since we are all a little more conscious about how we spend our money nowadays, I thought an over-priced-designer-label cake would scratch the itch of the compulsive shopper... in this case, me! Not that I would buy a purse for myself (set myself up for that one).

Anyway... beneath the hand embossed exterior is the delicious Red Velvet Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting interior. Unfortunately I don't have a photo of the cake being demolished but as soon as I get one I will be posting that!

Happy Birthday D!

-Denise's Gucci Bag created February.25.2009

February 1, 2009

Cakemonger on Flickr!

I've set up a FLICKR account as an online portfolio- please feel free to share the link and add me! Click the pic:

January 1, 2009

2008 ---> 2009

2008 has marked a year of personal and professional growth like no other. Many of my wildest dreams have become reality and there are many more to come! I wish blessings for all my friends + readers and (cliche goes here) dare to dream, yo!


--Daniel

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