Despedida

It is that time of the year again, as the end of the school year drawing closer a few of my daughter batch Parents already told me that they’re leaving Manila for good in Summer. Automatically I checked my schedule then pick up a day that a few of us could gather for lunch and started cooking. I believe in proper send off,  I remember vividly all of the send off party that my friends did for me in our previous postings,  one of  the best memories of the place that we used to call home.

For this particular despedida lunch I made Indonesian Oxtail soup with Emping Belinjo ( Indonesian crisps) with spicy home made chilli sauce on the side,  Roasted Chicken with Balinese sambal matah, roasted potatoes, steamed rice and chopped cucumber. my friend Khin brought delicious Thai Mango salad which is perfect compliment for the menu, unfortunately I forgot to take photo of my table spread! Nevertheless I did remember to take picture of the desserts, I baked chocolate cake with chocolate drip, vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting and strawberry dipped in chocolate.

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Farewell Dani and Pipin, wishing you and your family all the best for your new adventure, thank you for the good times and may our paths crossed again someday xoxo

Nastar

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Christmas cookies and happy hearts, this is how the holiday starts

PS. Pineapple-filled cookie (Nastar) is one of the classic popular cookies baked during Christmas and holiday season in Indonesia.

PPS. The first batch of these cookies didn’t last long in our home, nom nom!

Matilda

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The last few weekends I was baking back to back Matilda the musical theme cupcakes for my friend Terrence, such a nice break from all the holidays baking! The first week was vanilla cupcake with buttercream frosting and edible print Matilda topper. The week after was pull apart cupcakes cake based on the musical poster, so much fun!


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Special Day

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I love birthdays.

In my household, planning a birthday party  is almost as exciting as the party itself, we all chimed in with theme and ideas. This year, for her 12th birthday, my daughter asked to have a few school friend to celebrate her special day with merienda at her favourite teppanyaki restaurant (Ogetsu Hime in SM Aura, the teppanyaki chef are great entertainer too!) followed by watching movie (Justice League) at Director’s Club. As for her birthday cupcakes she requested vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting and chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream, I was only allowed to put a dash of red on it (for good luck!).

Wishes granted.

Little Miss had a blast and so did we, mission accomplished.

Happy Birthday Ariel ❤

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