Ray Wu’s Lonely Hearts Club

I hope everyone had a fun and sexy Valentine’s Day. I’ve been single for basically forever, but for some reason, I find that I’m not usually too down as one would expect a single to be on Valentine’s Day. Sure there are years when it seems that everyone is coupling up or getting a date leading up to the day, but the sliver of optimism in me seems to show itself every February 14th. Being a hopeless romantic and thinking that everything will work out for the best, I have to spin things in my favor to make the best of the holiday as I see fit. Working at an awesome company with an awesome boss and co-workers definitely helps too. In summary, there was a building party, 2 team parties, an office party, I got video conferencing to work with my boss in our Chicago office and I got to have dinner with a friend at a restaurant I’ve been meaning to try. This year was probably a top 3 of all time.

Last week, a friend at work decided to organize “Eat Your Feelings Day,” and I agreed to make… wait for it… Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies. In addition to that gem, someone on a team that I’m suppose to be transferring to in the near future asked if I was planning on doing anything on V-Day (like how I put together a Sweets Exchange during the holidays). Hence, “Ray Wu’s Lonely Hearts Club” was added after the “Eat Your Feelings Day” celebration. We booked a conference room and brought our laptops to work while we gorged on sweets, listened to love jams and put a crackling fire up on the projector. I even stayed late at work one night to make a corny flyer.

Overall, it was a pretty big success with a steady flow of people stopping in to grab some treats. In addition to the red velvet cheesecake brownies, I made coconut macaroons with a caramel drizzle, peanut clusters, and some origami flowers for decoration. Let’s just say that the commute that morning sucked, but it was all worth it.

Coconut Macaroons, Caramel and Origami Flowers

Coconut Macaroons with Caramel Drizzle

Peanut Clusters

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

M&M Blondies

Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

So next year, if you’re feeling down on Valentine’s Day, just get cookin’ on something delicious. And if you are a lady, ask me out on a date. Either or.


8 responses to “Ray Wu’s Lonely Hearts Club

  1. ktfrek February 16, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Ray Wu, you make me so happy sometimes.

  2. Krissie February 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Agreed Ray. Be my valentine next year =)

  3. ivy February 16, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Happy valentine’s day, favorites!!! ❤

  4. Rose Wu February 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    You go, Bro!

  5. Grace February 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    so cute! the flowers are a really nice touch … So that’s why you had fuzzy pipe cleaners in your room, lol

  6. Thom April 16, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Are you guys going to discontinue this blog? It was an interesting read and something I kept coming back to.

    • sykickray April 17, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      hi there! yes, this blog will continue to live on and we know we’ve hit a bit of a rough patch with our respective jobs, but rest assured, you’re input has given us a spark and we should start updating again soon.

    • ktfrek April 18, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      We’re all over this Thom. Maybe some fried chicken for our next post in the near future? Keep your eyes peeled.

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