Vancouver, BC. based Amy Ho is one of the most talented cookie and cupcake creators we have ever seen. As far as we understand from her Instagram feed, she is very famous for her extremely imaginative shaker cookie designs that you will see in our gallery. Although she was graduated from psychology and still has passion for that, she preferred creating pastry. She says “I loved psychology and still do. I will never regret dedicating over six years of my life and a bit of my sanity to it. But it was during this time I found myself in a love affair with creating. I bake to create. To create something that really shows that the sum is indeed greater than its parts of flour, butter, and sugar. To create something that shows that there is splendor in the familiar and you can always tease beauty out of the prosaic.” When asked about her inspiration, she answers “Inspiration stems from all over. I still catch myself dreaming about the Ispahan croissant I lined up for outside the Pierre Hermé storefront on a rainy Parisian afternoon, the English pea cake that ended the most perfect meal at Rose’s Luxury in Washington D.C., and the mountain of fresh beignets I washed down with a café au lait at Café du Monde in NOLA. I travel to eat, to experience, and to be inspired.” She generously shares her recipes and reveals her secrets of designing these beautiful cakes, cookies, macarons and other treats via tutorial videos. Below you can see some of Amy’s charming pastry designs. Enjoy!
“These recipes, these love letters dedicated to all things delicate and sweet, are inspired by seasonal flavours and florals.”
“They are also inspired by places I have been and flavours that have lingered since.”
“They are grounded by many accounts of late-night recipe testing that took precedence to whatever else I was doing at that time.”
“Ultimately, this journal is a collection of recipes, stories, and love letters that are sweet to read, and even sweeter to eat.”