May 23, 2015
Big City, Little Sweets & Julie Hwang
Corporate suits, frilly aprons & Louboutins
Name: Julie Hwang
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Current Location: NYC
Day Job: Attorney; Owner of Big City Little Sweets, dessert lover
Daily Uniform: Corporate suits, 5-inch heels, frilly aprons
Favorite event: Christian Louboutin’s 20th Anniversary party at Bergdorf Goodman. Nothing feels better than seeing a room full of models and NYC fashionistas eating my desserts and going for seconds!
I have a few: Silicone spatulas, dessert books, animal print dresses
The taste I couldn’t live without: Chocolate
Hidden Talents? I can run 6 miles without breaking a sweat! Although I’ve been told I look like I’m prancing rather than running.
Dream baking appliance: Macaron depositor
If I could bake for anyone: I’d bake for cookbook author Dorie Greenspan and have her try my coconut sable. I used one of her recipes as a base but substituted some key ingredients. I don’t think she’d be able to guess which recipe I used!
I knew I was onto something when: Christian Louboutin and Linda Fargo ate my desserts and loved them!
Favorite cake ball combo: Classic vanilla cake dipped in dark chocolate
I’m dying to go: Back to Paris
Upcoming events: I’m collaborating with Target for an event during Gay Pride week. It’s going to be an exciting and colorful event.
My TOP 5 Meals
1. Pancakes at Cafe Luluc in Brooklyn
2. Black cod at Nobu in NYC
3. All-you-can-eat Korean BBQ at Road to Seoul in Los Angeles
4. Croissants at Ceci-Cela in NYC
5. Cheeseburger (animal style) at In-And-Out in Los Angeles
My motto: Never, never, never give up
Photography by Lianna Tarantin