Saturday, October 31, 2009


I made this 4-tier wedding cake for a pictorial web shoot. Thank God, these cakes were all dummies (styro) and the assembly of this cake was such a breeze. I was inspired to use apple green and brown hues and applied butterfly and swirl cut-outs.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


It's really good to be back home! After 22 hours of airport stop-overs and back to back flights, I'm very happy to be with my family and friends in the Philippines. I took a week off to manage my jet lag and treated myself to spa and salon services. Now, I feel rejuvenated, I'm back to baking and spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

The very first project I did was a STRIPE & DOT Peony wedding cake. I love the hot orange and pink colors and I used these as my color palette. It's a very simple 2-tier wedding cake, with the ivory white fondant as the base and I just sculpted a big peony flower to accent the whole cake.

Friday, October 9, 2009


I can't begin to tell you how excited I am in meeting Chef Nick Malgieri. Chef Nick is one of America's best pastry chefs and he is the author of several notable baking books including The Modern Baker, Chocolate andPerfect Cake, How to Bake, among others. He is also the Director of the Pastry Program at The Institute of Culinary Education.

Overall, I was very impressed and pleased with Chef Nick's techniques. His method of instruction was very organized and hands-on. Each group was tasked to prepare the 5 chocolates cakes and he guided us throughout the recipes.

On the menu:
Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Chocolate Bourbon Cake

Hazelnut Cake

Individual Almond Chocolate Cake

Perfect Chocolate Roll

Sunday, October 4, 2009


It was a fun-filled day as we got to see and celebrate with our friends, Lou & Tong the forthcoming arrival of Sebastian. Friends and family gathered in Livingston, NJ to spring the surprise for the unsuspecting mom to be. As Lou said, "this was not on my schedule!"
We were informed of the shower early this week and of course, I wanted to make something special for her. I made her a simple baby blue cake with a stroller cut out on top. I just added some floral accents at the side of the cake to make it more elegant & dainty.
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