Happy New Year

Mango cupcake

Little Miss

Kiddos

New Year

Hello everyone,

We’re back in slightly chilly Manila ( it reached 19 C on the weekend), a nice sweater weather and I LOVE it!

Had a great break during the festive season in Canada and we survived the jet lag without major drama, back to our routines now and I officially started baking again. As you can see from the photos we did our first family gathering in the New Year last Saturday, a wonderful opportunity to catch up with our close friends after the holiday over dinner in our place. Cooked up a storm as always and for dessert I’ve made my first batch of Mango cupcake with mango curd filling and cream cheese frosting  along with our family favourite Leche Flan, healthy Banana with chocolate chips bread and Monster cookies, so much FUN!!! The best part of the whole evening was a chance to have a cuddle from Beau Bear, my friend Yannie’s 3 months old son, he’s absolutely cute!

Beau Bear

Last but not least, I would like to wish you all a great year ahead, LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH.

12 Days ’till Xmas

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Definitely my favourite time of the year!

My daughter officially on Christmas break, hello sleeping in and cuddle time ❤
We are in Manila for another week to enjoy the festivities, my last day of baking will be December 17, exciting time ahead!

These are red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, absolutely delicious and perfect colours for the festive season.

‘Tis the season to be jolly ……

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Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Audrey’s order for her Night at the Movie party.

If you are in Manila and looking for a new venue to hold private party this is another great option.

My Cinema is a small private theatre in Greenbelt 3, Makati with 50 comfy seats, a big movie screen, and Dolby EX sound for intimate screenings. It shows the latest movies on-demand for families and friends, along with special media screenings, corporate shows, and just about any private audio-visual presentation. It has cocktail and lounge area where guests can chill out before and after each screening.

We watched The Amazing Spiderman 2 and had a blast. Can you spot me among my friends?

night at the movie

Happy birthday Audrey!

Rainbow Loom Cupcake

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These are red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting with Rainbow Loom theme, Joanne’s order for her daughter 8th birthday party.

My daughter and her friends are currently in looming fever, they are constantly creating fashion accessory. Rainbow Loom is a plastic toy loom that children can used to weave colorful rubber bands into bracelets, charms and other jewelry. I’ve got some unique bracelets with cupcake charm on it, thanks to our Little Miss. If your child haven’t tried Rainbow Loom yet look it up in toy store nearby you and join the craze.

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Happy birthday Scarlett!

Tri-Lemon Cupcake

Happy New Year, everyone!

We had fun-tastic trip visiting family and spending time over the holidays in Canada, got back to Manila now all recharged and happy.

My first time back to my baking studio this week, I decided to revamp my favourite lemon cupcakes recipe, this time I filled it with lemon curd and added lemon juice to the cream cheese frosting also reduced the confectioner sugar. The result? Absolutely DELICIOUS, the frosting is tangy and really soft melt-in-your-mouth kind, the lemon curd give subtle sour kick in every bite, that’s it … I found the perfect Tri-Lemon combination, just heavenly.

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If you are in Manila, call our number and place your order now!