Durian Cupcake

Baked my very first batch of cupcakes filled with home made Durian custard today, served it as dessert during lunch with friends, send it out to some friends that loves durian and last but not least enjoying it with my daughter for tea when she’s back from school, can’t get enough of it!

Regarded as “King of the Fruit” in South East Asia, Durian has distinctive odour that is very strong, pleasantly sweet fragrance to some people but others find the aroma overpowering and revolting. I¬†tried durian for the first time when we live in Bangkok, Thailand several years back, it was served as pancake filling. There was no trace of the over powering odour and it has such a sweet and creamy taste that surprisingly nice and enjoyable. My daughter grow a liking for the unusual taste as well, she is truly Mini Me ūüôā

Found some sweet ¬†fragrance durian in the farmers market here in Manila, I’ve made custard out of it then store it in a mason jar in the fridge overnight. Baked vanilla cupcakes earlier today, filled it up with the durian custard and frost it with cream cheese frosting, absolutely delicious. Some photos of Little Miss enjoying her durian filled cupcake.

To all Durian lovers in Manila, you can get your durian filled cupcake from us, place your order now.


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Paw Patrol

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Meet Chase, one of the heroic puppies from Paw Patrol (Nick Jr). This pull apart cupcakes cake consists of oreo and chocolate cupcake with buttercream frosting, Lyn’s order for Shane’s 4th birthday.

To date, the most intricate pull part cupcake theme design I’ve ever made.

Happy birthday, Shane!

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RED Autobot

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Helen’s order for Sean’s 7th birthday party. The Red Autobot pull apart cupcakes cake were oreo cupcakes, birthday boy’s favourite. She also order “grown-ups” cupcakes for the Mommies, I made the Tri-Lemon cupcakes (lemon cupcake with lemon curd filling and lemon cream cheese frosting) Tri-Chocolate cupcakes (chocolate cupcake with chocolate ganache filling and chocolate buttercream frosting) and Red Velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting.


© Esti 2014 lemon cupcake

© Esti 2014 chocolate cupcakes

© Esti 2014 red velvet

She sent a very nice note after the party as below :

From: Helen G <helen@xxxxxxx>
To: Esti
RE: Cupcakes

Hi Esti.
Your cupcakes got ooohs and aaaahs at the party!
I’m free next week, let’s meet up.



YES!!!! I love my job, not only I got to do the things that I love but also making awesome friends along the way, loved it!

Happy birthday Sean.



© Esti 2014 Red Autobot

Cake Pops

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I was in the middle of baking and at the same time doing preparation for my daughter birthday party when she’s asking me to make some cake pops for her and her friends. Since I baked quite a number of cupcakes for the party and nearly running out of time I said “Sorry sweetie, I can’t do it this time around.”

Then she give me her saddest look when she leave my kitchen. Well, her wish is my command … I give in, spent several hours dipping cake pops in chocolate and it is absolutely worth it, she was so happy when she woke up in the morning and found these ones on the kitchen counter. One happy baker here.

Caramel & Chocolate

¬© Esti 2013_caramel chocolate Yes, my family are crazy about these 2 flavours. Meet my latest combo of delicious concoction, it’s Caramel cupcake with dulce de leche filling and chocolate ganache icing. It is heavenly. My daughter polished it off her plate and asked for more. ¬© Esti 2013-Little Miss Brought a tray of this yummy treat to Triathlete family gathering in friends house just now and it was a big hit, one happy baker here. ¬© Esti 2013_caramel & chocolate