Market Findings

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Once a week I made a trip to Farmers Market nearby our neck of the wood here in Manila, it’s my way of knowing what fresh items are in season. This week I discovered that avocados and mangoes were crowding the shelves on fresh fruits sections, hoooraayy!

My daughter will have her favourite sliced mangoes and freshly baked alfajores for her after school activities snacks today and Saba banana fritter for me, yum!

About last night …

On Valentine’s Day, my better half walked in with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a huge chunk of lush rose soap into our home, very sweet of him. This year instead of going out for romantic dinner and braving the traffic we’ve invited our neighbors and another close friends of ours to join us for dinner at home. We had a blast!

I cooked Bania (my mother in law recipe of Okra and Lamb stew), Pulled pork ribs, oxtail soup (Indonesian style) and chopped fresh veggies to go with it. Baked upside down banana cake, leche flan, gluten free brownies and alfajores, my kitchen was overflowing with goodies!

My favourite part of the evening was the wonderful time we spent with our friends, Valentine’s dinner at its best ♥

Victoria Layers Cake

I’m in Victoria Sandwich frenzy!

Got new small round cake tins from my baking supplier, so happy I can finally trying it out for the first time, baking vanilla sponges it is. Made fresh strawberry filling and buttercream  while the sponges cooling off (fresh cream is very rare in my part of the world so I settled with my delicious buttercream instead). Was indecisive when I assembled the cake, ends up stacking all 6 layers of them in a go, very happy with the look but had a good laugh when I cut it!

A slice of cake anyone?

100 Days

Audrey’s tiny bump that we’ve celebrated with a Pink Baby Showers several months back now turns into a beautiful bouncing baby girl. The Liu family invited us to baby Larissa lovely 100 days celebration over the weekend so I’ve got to see her in person for the first time. She’s absolutely adorable!

For the special occasion Audrey’s asked me to make flower garden theme cupcakes with soft pastel colours combination, such a nice break from all the farewell’s theme cupcake, LOVE it!

Some photos of us from the party, enjoy.

Michelle’s

My daughter sport buddy and classmate is moving to Singapore this Summer Break, a few Mums and I did a surprise send off party at the last day of school for her. I’ve made Vanilla giant cupcake with buttercream frosting (her favourite) and colour combination that she loves. Kiddos ate and play and ate some more and play, end of school year and close friends made a fabulous party.

Farewell Michelle, stay in-touch and see you in November in Singapore, all the best ❤