Au Revoir

Nevelos 1-1

Nevelos 2-1

Nevelos 3-1

Tania told me in the beginning of this year that their family will be relocating to Atlanta in Spring, I couldn’t believe it at first but congratulated her anyway and thought its plenty of time and we’ll be fine (secretly hoping they changed their mind!). Just like that we all went on with our family routines (kiddos swimming competitions, Fobisia Phuket, ladies lunches, school events, etc) and suddenly our days with The Nevelos were numbered! Paul left Manila for good last weekend (sniff sniff) and the rest of the gang more or less have another week left in Manila. Unfortunately this is part of living the Expatriate life, we said hello and goodbye simultaneously throughout the year but obviously saying the later is much harder.

Cut the story short, after several send-off parties  (lots of sobbing went on ) and  teary eyes moments whenever we bumped in school corridor,  finally I’m able to focus my energy by creating this pull apart cupcakes cake for The Nevelos kiddos send off party. Tania asked me to do something with swimming (I’ve made a swimming race pull apart cupcakes cake similar like the one I made for Alexander on his birthday couple years back) and football (grass and football topper is my favourite!), I set them all up in a large cake tray and voila! a sport theme party cupcakes ready to go.

Anyway, to my dearest Tania, it is the end of an era for our cheering Mum squad but I’m looking forward to hear everything about your new adventure and knowing you, all will fall in place the moment you landed in Atlanta. It is not a goodbye my friend, till we meet again,  love you lots!


Chocolate, Almond & Quinoa

Top 3 ingredients for my delicious Gluten Free cupcake, baking a special batch for my dear friend Yannie whom celebrating her special day today. I’ve decorated it with  yellow roses topper representing joy & friendship.

Received below message from her just now :

5/13/15, 6:58:54 PM:
Yannie Murphy: Esti the cupcakes were amazing!!!!! Ewan had 3, I had 3, Dom wanted 3 but felt guilty about putting on weight 🙂 thank you for such a thoughtful gesture my dear – really touching. And your gluten free chocolate cupcakes are now my favourite!! Hands down!

One happy baker here ❤

choc quinoa1

choc quinoa 1.1

choc quinoa 2 best

Happy birthday dearest Yannie, safe travels xoxo

V Day Tea Party

My daughter invited her girlfriends over for Valentine’s Day tea party after school.
Earlier this week when I asked her what food she wants for the party her answer was “Lot’s of chocolate and pink stuff, Mami.” Got it, loud and clear.

Off I went baking up a storm, I made Red Velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting, strawberry dipped in chocolate, heart shape chocolate cookies with 1001’s, meringue kisses, dulce de leche bischoco and fruit salad. Got store-bought raspberry covered in dark chocolate, pink & purple honeycombs and flower tea, voila the tea party is good to go!

© Esti 2014 red velvet heart

© Esti 2014 chocolate heart cookies

© Esti 2014 strawberry

© Esti 2014 tea party

Did the table set up with my treasured cupcake print mini tea cup set, cupcake place mat and pink table cloth, it’s a pink party alright!

Then the Little Ladies arrived, laughter were shared between flower tea, cupcake, rainbow loom and hugs.

© Esti 20143 tea party

Little Ladies

Definitely one happy mama here!