Friday, April 30, 2010


I use tip #2 for outline.

After the outline dries, flood cookies using your squeeze bottle.

Let dry for 24 hours before packaging.
I'd like to share with you how to decorate and finish your sugar cookies. After you've baked and cooled the cookies, you have to outline it with Royal Icing. Royal Icing is a type of sugar icing that's very stable and it dries up like a cement. This will give you the security when you "flood" your cookies with Color Flow Icing. It's very important to dry your outlined cookies overnight and flood it the next day. I have two recipes for Royal Icing as I have a recipe that I use in the Philippines and one that I use in the US. The one that I use in New York has Meringue Powder (powdered eggwhites), which is not readily available in Manila. I suggest trying both recipes and see what works best for you. Happy Decorating!

*Royal Icing by Wilton:
3 Tbsps. Meringue Powder
4 cups Powdered Sugar
6 Tbsps. Water
Beat all ingredients at low speed for 7 to 10 minutes until icing form peaks. Makes 3 cups.

*Philippines Royal Icing:
3 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
3 pcs. Eggwhites
1/2 tsp. Cream of Tartar

same procedure as above

*Color Flow Icing:
Royal Icing plus Water

Monday, April 26, 2010


The cake was decorated with multi-colored french edible pearls and accented with floral inspired cross and gumpaste bow.

souvenir cookies individually wrapped in a clear cello and tied with satin ribbons

It was another weekend delivery for me yesterday. On the delivery list was a baptism cake for Layla, cupcakes and sugar cookies which all needed to be brought over to Staten Island. The weather was not ideal as it started to rain in the NY metro area but nothing will dampen the celebration at hand. When the goodies were delivered, the proud mother was very happy with her order and took a lot of pictures on her end as well. Seeing the appreciation on the proud mother's face for the goodies she ordered makes all the effort in creating and delivering them very satisfying.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Working with kids, decorating cakes and cookies, an afternoon of smiles and fun - what more can I ask for. Last Sunday, I held my very first kid's cake decorating party at the Moya's residence in Wilton, CT. Doing anything for the first time gives me butterflies but when I got to Yazzy's house to set up for Teena's party with four of her girlfriends and see the kids, my butterflies turned into excitement. The kids (Teena, Emma, Isabela and later on Ashley) were very excited to get the party started along with the beaming mother who wanted to have her own cookies and cake to decorate as well...hahaha. Before we started the cake decorating party, kids will be kids as you can hear shouting and see them running through the Moya household. When it was time to start the party, all the girls were listening to the instructions and were all serious in decorating their cakes. It was fun for me to share my passion for pastry with the kids and even more gratifying to see the kids enjoying and really engrossed in the activities I had planned for them. All the girls ended up with very pretty cake decorations and were all happy to bring their creations home to share with their families. I was so happy after the cake decorating party because you can just see in the girls' eyes that they really had fun and enjoyed the activity. Seeing the smiles that everybody had on their face after the party was priceless. I can't wait for the next opportunity to be able to share my passion for pastry to children. So, I'm looking forward to your call to host another fun-filled and educational cake/cookie/cupcake party for your kids-again I'm based in Westchester County, NY...e-mail me.

Friday, April 9, 2010


This is the 3rd birthday cake that Layla's mom, Ann, has ordered from me. First, it was even before she was born when I created Ann's baby shower cake. For the past 2 months, I have created monthly birthday cakes for Layla. Since her mom is fascinated with headbands, I thought of making a gumpaste headband topper accented with a large yellow open rose flower. The cake was a moist marbled cake with chocolate buttercream filling.
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