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When mochi meets cupcake

Original post made on Jan 25, 2019

Melody Hu has infused her baking business with global elements that reflect flavors tied to her own history as a Taiwanese-American woman: mochi cupcakes, cakes and madeleines.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 24, 2019, 2:23 PM

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Posted by Ruth Lang
a resident of another community
on Jan 25, 2019 at 8:01 pm

Thank you for the terrific article! I wanted to add that in addition to all of Melody's cakes being gluten free and some being vegan, some of them are also Paleo. I recently moved from East Palo Alto to Zürich and wish I could come to her shop as soon as it opens.


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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 31, 2019 at 10:12 pm

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I’m a very loyal Gunn alumnus so I will give it the old school try to help this entrepreneur out.


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Posted by Paly Parent
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Feb 1, 2019 at 2:19 pm

Mochi is Japanese.
Over the past 25 years, many pastry shops in Asia have melded Mochi and various gel glaze toppings, with adaptations of European / western cakes.
In Asia, these deserts are lovely to look at, but not really popular with the locals, and not rich and sweet enough for Western palates.
Good-luck - another Chinese bakery shop in the area.


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Posted by eileen
a resident of College Terrace
on Feb 1, 2019 at 7:52 pm

eileen is a registered user.

Paleo is just another name for a very healthy California diet! Why the fancy name? Anyway, I hope this new bakery succeeds. Personally, I prefer a real french bakery. But good luck!


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Posted by Tatjana
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 11, 2019 at 5:19 pm

Having been fortunate to enjoy many of Melody’s creations, I’m overjoyed at her brave decision to open a bakery one could stop by. She is incredibly clever in her recipes and very skilled in the art of deserts, striking many flavorful notes with somewhat muted sweetness, a unique and highly addictive experience.