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 ♥

Pink Sprinkles

This week is School Midterm Break for my 10 years old daughter, she’s asking if we could bake pink cupcakes “inside and outside” I told her that instead of using colourings for the cupcake batter we could just add pink sprinkles.  So that’s what we did on a first day of the school break, we’ve baked Vanilla cupcakes, filled it with pink sprinkles, once it’s baked and cooled off we add buttercream frosting and more pink sprinkles,  isn’t it pretty?

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Think Pink

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I’ve got confession to make: I LOVE adding sprinkles on cupcake!

Got 3 large drawers in my kitchen lined up with mason jars filled with different kind of sprinkles in all sorts of shapes and colours. It’s the simplest yet most effective items to decorate baked goodies with, can’t get enough of them. Personally my favourite cupcake will be freshly baked cupcake with soft frosting and some sprinkles, I’m easy to please, hey 🙂

Showing off some of my favourite pink shades stash here (I’m low on pink dragee!), perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Love

© Esti 2014 V Day Be with the one that makes you happy, the one that makes you smile, the one that makes you laugh and each day worthwhile.
Live life for the moment, try hard to make it last, because life is so short and it goes by so fast.
So if you ever find love, don’t let it slip away, hold it forever and cherish it each day.
As long as you are happy, that is what you should do, find that someone and let them know before your life is through.
Happy Valentine’s Day!