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

In the kitchen, I swear by: Cuisinart mixer and a KitchenAid food processor

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