Wednesday, September 29, 2010


This luggage cake was requested by a dad to welcome his wife and son back from a trip. The cake measured 9" by 13" and it was a chocolate cake with a vanilla buttercream filling. The details were mostly sculpted out of gumpaste and the tags were just images that I got from clipart.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Last week, I got a call from a mom requesting for a 1st birthday cake for her son. I asked her what the theme of the party was and she said that there's no theme, which was unusual from my experience. She just said that she loves pastels and blocks. So, I did my own little research and came up with this design:

Perfectly mini cubes accompany this cake.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


it's hot outside!

My first yorkie puppy cake! I had so much fun making this little one. Everything was made of cake - vanilla chocolate chip pound cake and the icings/fillings were strawberry and vanilla buttercream. The puppy's hair was all fondant, rolled from a pasta machine, with a spaghetti blade. The eyes, nose, mouth and tongue were all sculpted out of black fondant. To give this puppy a nice sheen look, I airbrushed the body with tan and silver colors.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


During weekdays, I make it a point to cook breakfast, lunch, dinner at home and TRY not to eat out. It's not only expensive to eat out here everyday, but it would also be a shame not to use my culinary skills! Lately, I've been experimenting with pasta and I'd like to share with you my recipe of PORK PARMIGIANA WITH DIAVOLO SAUCE:

1/2 lb. spaghetti
1 lb. bone-in pork steak
panko bread crumbs
4 pcs. eggs, beaten
salt and pepper
2 Tbsps. olive oil
1/2 cup onion, diced
2 cloves garlic
1 can whole tomatoes, crushed (28 oz.)
1 cup roasted red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/4 cup chicken stock
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste

1. Season pork with salt and pepper. Dip it in the beaten eggs and dredge with panko bread crumbs. Pan fry.

2. For the diavolo sauce: Saute onions in oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until lightly browned.

3. Stir in tomatoes, bell pepper, wine vinegar, sugar, pepper flakes and chicken stock. Cook and simmer for 20 minutes, then puree in blender.

4. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain.

5. Toss pasta with the diavolo sauce and serve the pork on the side.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


these cuties were packaged in clear tubes & tied with a satin ribbon

Lighting Mc Queen



These cupcakes were made for a little boy's birthday who obviously loves CARS. The decorations were all made out of royal icing and these were the toppers of the chocolate cupcakes.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


excited to use this for my next project!

Yesterday, I went to Michael's to buy some cake supplies for my upcoming project. As I was browsing through the shelves, I saw this new pan from Wilton---the pillow pan performance cake set. I was thinking of buying it now or later down the road, but I knew if I left empty handed, I'd wish I had bought them in the event someone I know wants a pillow cake one day. During my Michael's visit, I had an ace on hand or should I say I had a 50% coupon which made it "easy" for me to stop thinking and start buying...yahooooo. You probably guessed already that I bought the pans and I'm glad I did. I'm excited to make a cake with this design. This product will definitely save me time in carving and perfecting those throw pillow cakes. I think this design would make a great gift for a mother's day celebration, birthday, wedding or sweet 16. Find them at any Michael's or Wilton store.

Monday, September 6, 2010


Hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. As for me, I was "working" on a birthday cake for a cute little girl turning one. It was a 3D Elmo cake. I was so excited for this project since I'll be using a new medium for sculpting Elmo. In Manila, most bakers usually use a styofoam or pure fondant/gumpaste in making 3D figures. But here in the US, most cake decorators would prefer using rice krispies because of the ease of handling/manipulating this medium. So, after researching for some recipes and pictures of Elmo, I decided to try my hand on sculpting Elmo out of the rice krispies. I must say that the process was very easy and the results were impressive. I let Elmo dry for 3 days before piping his fur with red royal icing. I was happy how Elmo turned out. The heart and one figures were made of gumpaste. And for the bottom tier, it was a 12" cake covered with 2 layers of fondant. The blue fondant was rolled over an imprint mat from Wilton. The cake's flavor was a moist chocolate cake with a devil's food chocolate mousse and crumb coated with vanilla buttercream. Elmo was delivered to Long Island, NY.

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