This is the story of how QT Sweets came to be. The brains of this operation, Quyen, is an attorney by day and baker by night. She introduced her cake pops as favors for her friends’ birthdays, baby showers and even weddings. Everyone raved about the taste and look of her cake pops. Friends of friends of friends wanted to know where to get these delicious “cake on a stick.” After much encouragement from her fans (i.e., family and friends), Quyen decided to turn her hobby into a side-business and QT Sweets is born.
Before she became an attorney, Quyen had to go to law school. And during the last year of law school, Quyen became the master of procrastination. She would do anything to put off studying, including watching tv, cleaning, doing laundry and of course, baking. Quyen would always start out with a recipe, and then experiment with ingredients the next time around. Her baking adventures started out with cookies, then cupcakes followed. The latest craze – cake pops.
Quyen made her first batch of cake pops in October 2010, a month before the results of the California Bar Exam would be issued. It was an agonizing four months waiting period from the time one took the California bar exam and when the results would be posted. So, Quyen did what she loved most to distract her from thinking about the results – bake. She is a fan of many baking blogs, including Bakerella where Quyen learned about how to make cake pops.
Her first goal – cake pops for a friend’s birthday. Quyen’s first experience with candy melts did not go as smoothly as expected. She had a lot of difficulty getting the correct consistency, which looked really simple according to Bakerella’s instructions. Always the perfectionist, Quyen thought her first batch could look a lot better, even though everyone else assured her they looked amazing.
After much trial and error, and experimenting with different mediums of candy coating, Quyen finally figured out how to handle candy melts. With the discovery of how a Kitchen-Aid mixer can cut the production time in half, Quyen has streamlined the process while improving on her creative designs. After much encouragement, planning and web design assistance (thanks Helen!), QT Sweets is finally here. This is Quyen’s baby, and she hopes each person will enjoy eating the cake pops as much as Quyen enjoys making each cake pop with TLC. QT Sweets!
Why is a cake pop by QT Sweets so much better than all the rest? The secret is TLC – tender loving care. Each cake pop is made of cake mixed with frosting, making for a very moist ball of cake on a stick. Next, each cake pop is covered in candy coating and decorated with meticulous care. These cake pops are not only tasty but they also look fantastic!
QT Sweets provides cake pops for all occasions including birthdays, baby showers, weddings, and more. Cake pops are custom made to order. Currently, cake pops are only available for pick-up or delivery in the San Francisco Bay Area.
So what are you waiting for? Pick a cake flavor, and pick a design, and order your cake pops from QT Sweets today!