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Weeee!! We Made One of Unique LA’s Staff Top 5 Picks for This Weekend!

Thanks for the shout, Marat!!

Get your tickets NOW online or pay at the door.  (But trust that you will want to eliminate anytime spent in lines and get to shopping, so get your ticket today!)

See you this weekend!
KdlC

P.S.  Stop by before 11am on Saturday or Sunday and get a dollar off your order by mentioning, “Early Bird Special!”

Women Entrepreneurs are BEASTS This Holiday Season!

 

We could not ask for a better way to end the calendar and our first year of biz than to round the last base by participating in three AMAZING Holiday Events in December.  (Which is in 3 days.  Really 2011?  Did you really have to fly by so fast?)  And wouldn’t ya know it?  All three events are produced by three AWESOME ladies that hold LA down with their creativity and love!

Saturday and Sunday, December 3 & 4th (10am-6pm, both days)
Unique LA – California Marketplace – Downtown LA (110 East Ninth Street, LA, CA 90079)

Buy Tickets HERE ($10 at the door or advance online – Kids 10 and under FREE)

Sonja Rasula produces the LARGEST Independent Design Show in the country and it’s based here in Los Angeles!!  Clothing, Toys, Furniture, Jewelry, Stationery, and really, so much more will be sold by small business owners based here in LA.  We will be in the Southeast corner of the Penthouse in one of the Cafe Areas.  Swing by for your Hot Bread Pudding and Cold Crème Caramel!

 

Saturday December 10th (10am-6pm)
EAT MY BLOG: Charity Bake Sale – Pasadena (Pita Jungle – 43 E Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105)

If you happen to follow a local Angeleno food blogger’s post, you are more than likely to find their treats at this annual Charity Bake Sale on Saturday, December 10th.  Cathy Chaplin of Gastronomyblog.com spearheads this sweet sale and for a GREAT cause:   All proceeds go to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank!  This event was our first foray into the public arena and we’re happy to participate once again.  This time we’re making BOAT TARTS!  We’re making two caramel based tarts with a sweet crust: Mango/White Chocolate and Pumpkin/Toffee.  Stop by the Pita Jungle for yummy eats!

 

Sunday December 11th (10am-6pm)
ARTISANAL LA: Holiday Pop-Up Shop – Pasadena (Armory Center for the Arts | Drawing & Painting Studio | 2nd Floor (upstairs, in the back)145 North Raymond Avenue  Pasadena, CA 91103-3921)

Shawna Dawson, SauceLA, gave us the greenlight at last year’s 1st Holiday Pop-Up and we’ve been up and running ever since!  We’re happy to bring our treats to Pasadena (TWICE in a weekend!?) and this time with over 50 vendors, along with Arroyo Time Bank‘s Alta Dena Urban Farmers Market!  We’re bringing our treats and will also take your holiday orders for delivery.  If you swung by our booth that first time, we hope to see you at this event!  Let’s make it a tradition! :)

 

SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO SEE YOU!  We hope we can give you a hug at one of them!

Looking to place a Holiday Order?  Stay tuned!  Details going out later this week – we’ll start taking orders on the 1st for delivery on the 23rd!

Other FANTASTIC places to check us out:
Saturday, December 10th: 9am-until we sell out – Brunch at Fix Coffee in Echo Park
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unday, December 18th: Back at Melrose Place Farmers Market – 10am-2pm

XOXO,

KdlC

 

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Last Day to Order Online for Thanksgiving & Upcoming Events

Thanks to you our friends and family, it looks like we’ll be busy bakers in the kitchen getting ready for everything baked and boxed for our Thanksgiving deliveries!

(Drawing by KdlC – AKA “Too Cheap To Buy Stock Photo of Turkey”)

If you haven’t placed your order for Crème Caramel or Bread Pudding for your Thanksgiving table, It’s not too late!  Our online orders will be closed at Midnight tonight, but you also have a last minute opportunity to order if you swing by our booth at Melrose Place Farmers Market, this Sunday, November 20th from 10am-2pm.  You’re also welcome to grab some treats to put on ice until the big feast day of Thanks.

Melrose Place Farmers Market Menu

Sunday, November 20:

Crème Caramel:
Original
Green Tea/White Chocolate
Pumpkin
Ube/Macapuno

Bread Pudding:
Original
Caramelized Bacon
Pumpkin/White Chocolate
Apple Crumble

 

As our computer drawn turkey would say, “Grrble Grrble” (Translation:  Save a Turkey, Eat Desserts!)

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We miss you.

That being said, we have lots of opportunities in the next month to give you hugs and high fives, if you’re so inclined.  Check us out!

Sunday, November 20th, 2011:

Nola’s in Downtown LA: 6pm-10pm –  734 East 3rd Street, LosAngeles, CA 90013

Filipino Food & Wine Event… and we’re bringing Ube/Macapuno Crème Caramels for the event attendees to enjoy!!  Tickets are still available, so get yours now!  $50 gets you eats and eats, plus you get the added bonus of soaking in our Filipino heritage through your tummy!

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Saturday & Sunday, December 3rd & 4th, 2011:

The California Market Center (110 East Ninth Street, LA, CA 90079)

Unique LA’s Annual Holiday Show back in DTLA!  This show makes it our 3rd time with these lovely folks and we cannot be more pleased to be a part of a wonderful event.  If this is your first time at the show, be forewarned and armed with your shopping list.  You will not be disappointed with the beautiful array of love and craftsmanship as shown by local Los Angelenos.  Plus you get the added bonus of supporting YOUR local economy.  Cheers to you, you awesome person.  GET YOUR PRE-SALE TICKETS NOW!  THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT!  We’ll be in the Cafe area with our sweet AND savory treats!!

(Photo Love from Janice V.  Our crew from our 1st Unique LA show!)

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Saturday, December 10th, 2011:

Fix Coffee Company ● 2100 Echo Park Ave Los Angeles CA 90026

Back for Brunch at Fix Coffee!  We made fast friends with this Unique LA Alumna and we’re happy to be working side by side for two weekends in a row!  Grab a little brunch Crème Caramel LA style before tackling your shopping list (that is if you have any gifts left after Unique LA’s shopping weekend.  See what I did there?)  We’re serving up eats 9am until we sell out.

Wheew.  I think that is all.  We’ll have more updates next week.  Until then, check out our first feature online magazine article on madewithbutter.com!

(Photo love from John Gill – madewithbutter.com)

XOXO,

KdlC

 

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Good Food Street Fair in Santa Monica – This Weekend!

Hello dears!

Looking forward to the weekend?  Me too!

This week we’re back in the Westside!  We’re honored to be participating in the Good Food Street Fair in Santa Monica at the Santa Monica High School.  Every event we’ve participated in since December has been amazing and this weekend we will add another to that Awesome Event list.  Check out what they have in store:

AMAZING, right??  We have a HUGE menu of items planned for this weekend.  If you missed out on our Green Tea/White Chocolate or Ube/Macapuno Crème Caramel last weekend at FPAC, we’re bringing them both back!  But stop by our booth early.  We will have small batches set aside for each day. :)

What else do we have in store?  Check it out:

WEE!  Can’t wait!  Hope to see you this weekend.  Our booth will be up for both Saturday and Sunday.

XOXO,
KdlC

P.S.  Thank you again for all your support.  So many of you have taken the time to email/review/tweet and we really appreciate it.  Thank you again.  We owe you a hug.

Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture – This Weekend! AND WE’RE GETTING OUR FLAN ON!

Leche Flan, that is.  Our mother crème caramel recipe is based on our family’s leche flan recipe adapted by my aunt and uncle.  And we’re showcasing it this weekend at FilAm Arts, Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture in San Pedro!

Check out the line up of artists scheduled to appear here.

We’re so excited to be part of this festival that will explore and highlight the arts and culture of the Philippines through art exhibits, performances, film screenings, and of course, FOOD!

Our eats will be part of the “Sweet Naman” booth along with  Tasty Clouds and Delicieuse.  If you have a sweet tooth, this spot will be the place to check out!

While we will be sans bread pudding this weekend, have no fear… we’ll have 5 flavors of crème caramel on the menu!

Tickets for both days will be available for purchase at the event or online here.  We hope to see you there!

XOXO,
KdlC

 

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Our Menu for this Sunday at Street Eats (Hosted by Susan Feniger and Los Angeles Times | Food & Wine)

Hi all,

Quick little “Hi, how ya doin’?” and hope your week was great.

We’re at the Street Eats event this Sunday and we’re bringing our crème caramel and bread pudding!  Here’s our menu:

WE LOVE OUR LOCAL VENDORS!!

If you didn’t know, we use Cast Iron Gourmet‘s CAJUN BACON in our Caramelized Bacon Bread Pudding.  Not only is her bacon fantastic, but the Chef/Owner, Rashida is a gem.  If you’re planning to go to Street Eats, stop by their booth for some Couch Mix and other Bacon goodness.  (Note:  She does FRIED TURKEYS for the holidays, so hit that girl up and get in line!)

We’re also bringing along other friends Plush Puffs (topping our “Shopping Topping” dubbed during our time at Unique LA events.) and All Spice Cafe (SPECIAL limited quantity of Jolokiberry Jam Crème Anglaise!) on Sunday.  It’s going to be a little LA FOOD party in our 10×10 booth.

(Shopping Topping pic from Vanessa Y.)

We hope to see you on Sunday!!  Have a great Labor Day weekend!

XOXO,
KdlC

P.S. Another string on your finger – Our booth will be absent at Melrose Place Farmers Market for the next three weeks.  We’ll be back on 9/25/11, but check our link for events to find out where you can find us next!

Get Your 40% Discount to Any of The Events at THE TASTE! (This Weekend, Folks!)

Hi all,

Just a quick, “Hello, how are you on this fine day?” and a reminder that you can get 40% off any events held by THE TASTE this weekend!  Sponsored by Los Angeles Times and Food & Wine, each event highlights culinary purveyors and must eat treats in our Los Angeles neck of the woods.

The kind souls at The Taste gave us a 40% discount link for tickets all weekend!  If you’d like to see us at Street Eats on Sunday or visit any of the other awesome events, please click on the link here to get your cheaper ticket on.

Hope to see you soon.  Big hearts and love for all your support.

XOXO,

KdlC

P.S.  Another reminder that we’re not at the Melrose Place Farmers Market for the next three weeks because of our upcoming events.  We’ll be back at MPFM on Sunday, September 25th. :)

Brunch at Fix Coffee Tomorrow and Announcing 3 Events in September! (What? 40% discount to The TASTE?!)

How did that happen?  I turn around and find out that the last blog post I made was on August 5th.  Yikes bikes.  My sincere apologies for the no postie.

So, hi!  We miss you. :)  Here’s the latest:

Saturday Brunch at Fix Coffee – Saturday, August 27th – 9am
We’re at Fix Coffee in Echo Park for Saturday Brunch tomorrow, Saturday, August 27th – 9am until we sell out.  We have our Challah Egg Bake (Arugula, Gruyere, Asiago and Parm making friends in a Challah Egg Bake.  You can add Caramelized Bacon too!), bread pudding, and creme caramel (Should you like to start your day that way.  We’re not judging.)  We hope you can make it out for our 2nd Brunch with these lovely folks. :)

Upcoming Events
And just between you and me, September is going to be NUTS!!  Here we go…

Street Eats: Hosted by Susan Feniger (Border Grill & STREET) | Los Angeles Times | Food & Wine

Sunday, September 4, 2011
Hollywood, The Studios at Paramount
4pm-8pm

We’re SUPER honored to be among 30 restaurants/food purveyors/street food operators selected to participate in Street Eats, hosted by Susan Feniger of Border Grill and STREET fame, Los Angeles Times, and Food & Wine.  This is one event of 9 that will be conducted over Labor Day weekend and we can’t wait to sample our treats.   Street Eats will feature “the diverse culture of Los Angeles like never before” through your tummy.  Tickets are $150, but as a special thank you to our loves, click on the following link to get 40% off your tickets for Street Eats!!  40% Off Tickets Here (And the love doesn’t stop there.  Use the link for a discount on the other events too!)

http://events.latimes.com/taste/streeteats/

Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture

Saturday & Sunday, September 10-11, 2011
Pt. Fermin Park, San Pedro
10am-6pm

Thanks to our friends and family in the Filipino community for their heartfelt support as Crème Caramel LA continues to grow in our first year of business.  We’re excited and doubly honored to participate in this year’s Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture with our crème caramels in the “Sweet Naman” booth.  We’ll have an array of our treats for you to enjoy at the fair and we hope to make more friends/loves at this event too!  (Our crème caramel is based on our family’s leche flan recipe that my aunt and uncle adapted for their crème caramel business!)  Pre-Sale Tickets are available until September 2nd - GET YOURS NOW!

http://filamarts.org/fpac20.htm

 

Good Food Festival & Conference: Street Fair celebrating Santa Monica Farmers Market’s 30th Anniversary

Good Food Festival

Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18, 2011
Santa Monica High School
10am-5pm – both days

Our Eat Real Fest participation (in addition to working with local food producers) gave us the opportunity to showcase our eats at the Good Food Festival & Conference – Street Fair in Santa Monica.  Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Santa Monica Farmers Market, the Good Food event is a 5 day sojourn combining good eats, good people, and good food purveyors that will “focus on regional and national issues integral to building a local and sustainable food system while supporting the needs of California family farmers.”  We’re participating in the Street Festival – imagine a farmers market on steroids.  (Well, a farmers market on organically grown and sustainable steroids, if that were possible)  It’s going to be a blast!  Get your tickets HERE.

http://goodfoodfestivals.com/santamonica/good-food-festival/festival-and-street-fair/

 

And as always, (Unless we’re at an event :)) we’ll be at Melrose Place Farmers Market on Sunday!  Heads up to our West Hollywood friends and family (actually you can read too if you’re not in the area) – we will NOT be at Melrose Place Farmers Market for the next three weeks due to our events listed above.  After this Sunday, we’ll be back on Sunday – September 25th.

Big XOs.  (Sorry Adam B of Yelp-dom.  We missed you again!!)
KdlC

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Unique LA – THIS WEEKEND – TREATS IN Clothing, Jewelry, Design, AND Food!

Yes, we’re a dessert business.  Yes, we should be posting about treats.  But we COULD NOT get over the lovely items hand selected and featured in the Unique LA Summer Preview Catalog!

Crème Caramel LA will be at Unique LA’s First Summer Show that will be held at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, but we know we’re not the highlight.  The fantastic designers and tasty craftmakers curated by Sonja Rasula and her team are the showcase that feeds your eyes and soul.  We’re just the stuff that fills your belly.  Here are some pics screencaptured from the Summer Preview Catalog: (Check out the catalog for Photo Credit info)

It’s going to be a great shopping weekend for everyone in the fam.  But leave some room on that credit card for some of our treats!  We’ll be out in the Food Truck area with our booth filled with treats and hugs.

(Photo Credit: Adri d.)

We’ll post our menu for this weekend (with some added yums) later this week, but until then, GET YOUR TICKETS NOW.  Fun fact:  You get a FREE Ticket to OC Fair with your ticket admission to Unique LA!  It’s fun because it’s true!

Have a great July 26th!

XOXO,
KdlC

P.S.  Support LOCAL:  Show us your receipt from Broome Street General Store in Silver Lake (they carry our goodies) when you attend Unique LA, buy one of our desserts at the show, and get the 2nd one FREE!!

 

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Pop-Up Brunch at Fix Coffee in Echo Park This Saturday & Unique LA Next

Hi again, our sweet loves…

We’re gearing up for our 1st Pop-Up Brunch taking place on the patio of Fix Coffee this Saturday, July 23rd.  We were lucky to meet the Fix Coffee baristas at the Unique LA show last Spring and they are FANTASTIC!  They brew up Intelligentsia Coffee and have a super cute coffee spot located in a charming Echo Park neighborhood.  Plenty of shady trees and a covered patio made our collabo a no-brainer.  And you could not ask for a more helpful and knowledgeable crew at Fix Coffee.

 

(Photo with fork and stacked CCLA cups taken by Cathy Chaplin, Bread Pudding photo by Kyle de la Cruz, Profile Pic by Oh Snap! Studios)

We’re serving our versions of brunch savory and sweet baked items – Crème Caramel LA Style!

Savory Breakfast Bake:  Bacon, Arugula, Gruyere, and Parmesan baked with savory eggs and Challah served with a side farmers market fresh fruit salad.

Sweet Baked French Toast: Cream Cheese Custard spiced with Cardamom & Nutmeg get cozy with Strawberry in CCLA’s version of Baked French Toast, also served with a side of farmers market fresh fruit salad. (Forgot to add that this will be GLUTEN-FREE!!)

And all items are $5.50. YAY!

We’ll also have our bread pudding and crème caramel to take home.  Brunch starts at 9am until we run out.

Get your Brunch “FIX” this Saturday!  (Sorry, I Punny.)

Unique LA is Next Week! July 30-31st

We’re so excited for our sophomore return to the “Largest Independent Design Show in the USA” and this time around we’re going to be surrounded by GIANTS!  (Giant Food Trucks, that is!)

F l y i n g   P  i g   T r u c k

G r i l l e d   C h e e s e   T r u c k

N a a n   S t o p

G r e a t   B a l l s   O n   T i r e s

G l o w   F i s h   t r u c k

C r è m  e   C a r a m  e l   L A

Check us out with the food crew near the main entrance of Barker Hanger in Santa Monica.  We’ll be there with our bread pudding, crème caramel, and a special Unique LA treat just for the attendees.  Get your tickets now and you’ll also get a free OC Fair ticket with your admission!! WEE!!!

Another reminder that we’re back at Melrose Place Farmers Market in West Hollywood this Sunday and our treats are also at Broome Street General Store in Silver Lake.  Stop by and say, “Hi!”

XOXO,
KdlC