Reflections on 2023 for Annie's T Cakes

Reflections on 2023 for Annie's T Cakes

✨2023: the year that felt like a month.✨

I don’t know about y’all, but this year seemed like it flew right by. For this little maker, it started with tangyuan and then ended in Japan (?!). In January 2024, Annie’s T Cakes will officially turn 3 years old. Life has changed so much since January 2021 and I couldn’t be more grateful. Take a peep at some of the highlights from the year!

📰 Started the year with a beautiful writeup from Edible East Bay.

Photo of physical magazine article spread on Annie's T Cakes. Published in Edible East Bay.

🍡 Then I shared lots of delicious tangyuan with you all for the annual tangyuan soup kits (Order your Year of the Dragon 2024 Tangyuan Soup Kits here!)

Cross section of black sesame tangyuan on a silver spoon. Blue and white patterned bowl in the background on top of a yellow table runner.

💉 Had the privilege of donating bone marrow (sign up to donate and save a life at )

Annie and Jeffrey standing in a hospital clinic. Annie is holding up a bag of bone marrow donation she has just donated to Be the Match.

☀️ Ended up in Mexico City and had churros for the first time!

Annie holding up a white bag filled with churros in front of a white tiled wall with blue lines.

👩‍🌾 Launched a booth at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market!

Annie's T Cakes farmers market booth with white tent and 6 by 4 inch table. The table is covered in a white table cloth, yellow table runner, and green table runner. Annie is standing behind the table smiling. There is an Annie's T Cakes banner behind her.

🕶️ Vended in Los Angeles for the first time. And got to spend time with my lovely friends at Rooted Fare (thanks for letting me crash!).

Annie wearing a yellow Annie's T Cakes apron. Annie is standing between two TikTok and Instagram influencers Andy (right) and Michelle (left). The image was taken at Maum Market in Los Angeles.

📸 Got to take family portraits for AAPI women with the Oakland Fortune Factory for AAPIHM!

Annie from Annie's T Cakes stands with Alicia and Alex from Oakland Fortune Factory in front of the Oakland Fortune Factory storefront (purple sign with fortune cookies painted on it).

🥮 Another wild Mid Autumn in the books — this year with the vegan salted egg yolk!

Eater article featuring Annie's T Cakes vegan salted egg yolk and lotus paste mooncake. The headline reads "Meet the Powerhouse Baker Delivering Vegan Salted Egg Yolk Mooncakes to the Bay Area."

🎋 Was one with nature and tried all the pastries and desserts in Japan.

Annie walking in the Bamboo Forest in Japan. Annie is facing away from the camera and walking.

Here’s to more challenges, foods, adventures, and fun in 2024!