Quiner’s Despedida

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A very dear friend of ours is relocating this Summer break. Her daughter is one of my daughter close friend, they were sport buddies and class mate. We’ll missed them terribly but it’s never a good bye, it’s a small world after all.

Farewell Quiner, may our path cross again someday ❤

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Sweet Treats

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Mini dark chocolate cupcake with buttercream filling, the ultimate weekend treat!

It’s delicious, tiny and mess free! Little Miss polished most of them in between book reading and lego making, she said “Could you please bake this everyday, Mami?”

Wishful thinking ❤

Split Leap

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Gymnastics theme pull apart cupcakes cake consists of Oreo cupcakes and Chocolate cupcakes, Loren’s order for her daughter birthday party. The gymnast silhouette of Split Leap is birthday girl favourite skill, love it!

The birthday party was held in the Zero Gravity Trampoline Park in Greenfields, kiddos had a blast.

Happy birthday Lara!

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Marshmallow

My first attempt baking  the Naked Cupcake last May was such a big success that my daughter challenged me for round 2. Instead of Toblerone filling this time she requested Marshmallow filling, which I secretly been planning to do for quite sometimes now (my daughter and I are crazy about everything with marshmallow!). Turns out marshmallow is pretty tricky to bake with but must admit it’s worth the extra effort.

Trust me,  nothing beat the warm melted marshmallow on rich freshly baked chocolate cupcake, absolutely to die for!

FOBISIA Games 2016

 

Sawadee kha,

We’ve just returned from a super memorable trip to Bangkok, Thailand. My daughter was selected to be part of U10 Girls representing her school in Primary FOBISIA (Federation of British International School in Asia) Games 2016 held in Harrow International School Bangkok. The 5 days events were absolutely full on, our Little Miss did amazingly well, below are her day to day sports event and the results:

Day 1 ; 10 medals
Athletics ~ Silver on 800m dash, Gold on 60m sprint, Bronze on 100m dash, Bronze on 4x100m relay and Bronze on Shuttle Relay
Swimming ~ Gold on 50m Back Stroke, Gold on 50m Butterfly, Gold on Medley Relay, Gold on 50m Free Style and Bronze in Raft Relay

Day 2; T Ball ~ U10 4th Place

Day 3; Football ~ U10 3rd place, bronze medal & team trophy.
Nominated as All Star Team player (MVP) for U10 girl, individual trophy.

Very proud of her and her team, awesome achievements and fantastic efforts! Below is one of my favourite shot prior her Athletics event (60m Sprint, she won gold medal), such a determination ❤

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On that note, bring it on June!

Marble Banana Loaf

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Every Friday I bake banana bread with either raisins, cranberries, or chocolate chip to be ready for breakfast on the weekend (my family let me sleeping in and help themselves to breakfast). Been using local organic dark chocolate buttons in several of my baked goodies the last couple of months (instead of the European ones) and decided to add the melted chocolate on the banana bread. I did a marble swirl on the batter prior baking it in the oven. The result? So pretty! The marble effect appeared on top but not all the way down, and its really fragrant, LOVE it!

By the way, I’ve got these new baking tins from Crate&Barrel at Mega Mall, they currently on sale with other cool stuffs, if you’re heading to the Mall this weekend do check it out.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Lemon

Out of the blue my daughter Sunday morning Football practice were moved to later on in the afternoon and happily we’re back in the baking studio. Decided to make my personal favourite cupcake (lemon cupcake!) since I’ve got 5kg fresh lemon in my fridge (we love fresh lemonade too) and skipped my usual cream cheese frosting due to the unbearable summer heat in Manila these days (warm cream cheese frosting is definitely a big no no) . Made extra large batch lemon curd instead, my idea was to use it as a filling and frosting at the same time.

Guess what, it works beautifully! I love the way the curd oozing when you bite on the cupcake, absolutely delicious and my daughter was having so much fun piping the lemon curd, this is definitely an ultimate Summer treat.

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Enjoy your weekend everyone!