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PJ Mask Cake

  It is B’s birthday again! He’s very insistent on having a PJ Mask cake for his birthday but honestly, he’s still into Transformers and Rescuebots. I rarely see him watching Pj Mask shows so I tried to convince him to have something else.  But never once did he falter….he really likes a PJ Mask cake! Not only that, he has a specific design from Pinterest and would not agree to any other cake design. Time flies so fast.  I can still remember staying up late a few months before B’s birthday last year; studying how to make his Heatwave cake. It was my very first fondant cake and looking back, I can’t believe that I made a 3D cake for my first project! Talk about being ambitious!!!:) All went well though and I am very proud of that work. I did not go all out for this cake though. I started selling cakes and fondant toppers so I am a bit busy keeping up with housework to make sure that my evenings are free to work on orders. Also, B started preschool this year so I can’t stay up late as much as I can. I try to limit my puyat (lack of sleep in tagalog) days so I can function well the next day. Anyway, for B’s PJ Mask cake, I decided to order the toppers and not...

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Siomai

Siomai is a family favourite at our home and is a comfort food for me until now. For a time, it was part of our almost weekly nilaga-sinigang-giniling food rotation. I was in the early stages of my cooking journey then and we’ve reached the maximum utility of takeouts. We had Siomai so often that the unthinkable happened…Cloud just stopped liking them and would not eat at all when it’s Siomai Day. Five years…that’s how long it took for him to recover!:) Just a few weeks ago, he asked me to make some Siomai again. I quickly searched the...

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My Favorite Ermine Frosting

If you’re following me on Instagram and Facebook, you’ll notice that I rave and frost all my cakes lately with Ermine Frosting or cooked vanilla frosting. Its texture is very light, fluffy and it’s not too sweet like the American Buttercream that I learned and used a lot after my cake decorating class. I fell in love with this frosting the first time I made it…Yeah, I felt the same way too with Swiss Meringue Buttercream (SMBC) on my first try. However, I am not a great fan of SMBC after that first blissful moment because it melts—without fail!— in...

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Mocha Chiffon Cake

  I mentioned before that I want to try Bakehappy’s Mocha Chiffon Cake. I had time to make it early last month and we all loved it. In fact, among all the cakes I’ve baked in the past, this is the one that Cloud liked the most. It’s very light, airy and there’s just a hint of sweetness in every bite. It’s my first time to make a chiffon cake and if you will follow all the instructions given, expect success on your first chiffon baking experience too! It’s a no fail in terms of not sinking/deflating after baking...

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Hummingbird Bakery’s Chocolate Cupcakes

I borrowed The Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days from the library recently and was very excited to bake one of their cakes. Having a family of chocoholics, I decided to try the famous Hummingbird Bakery’s Chocolate Cupcakes. What really excites me about this Hummingbird Bakery’s Chocolate Cupcakes is the opportunity to bake a sponge cake. Most of the cakes you’ll see in Singapore are sponge based and I want to have a sponge cake on my repertoire. If you must know, I had no intention of sharing this recipe. I did not like the texture, as expected, and the chocolate...

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