coron.

 

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coron.

 

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fondant final.

1st fondant cake. almost cried from pride. so this is how it feels to give birth…?

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fondant final.

1st fondant cake. almost cried from pride. so this is how it feels to give birth…?

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27april2013!!

anxiously waiting for this date! just bought my dress for the wedding. werk’n on my fitness for the big day! hah.  

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27april2013!!

anxiously waiting for this date! just bought my dress for the wedding. werk’n on my fitness for the big day! hah.  

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ma’arte tsinelas.

ma’arte tsinelas from liliw, laguna. contained my will to buy in bulk. currently regretting that i bought only one pair. fact: tsinelas is my favorite tagalog word. tsinelas = slippers.  

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ma’arte tsinelas.

ma’arte tsinelas from liliw, laguna. contained my will to buy in bulk. currently regretting that i bought only one pair. fact: tsinelas is my favorite tagalog word. tsinelas = slippers.  

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gumpaste lessons.

caketree manila is laura puno’s fondant cake business here in manila. student turned friend, i have become her helper w her cakes. by helping her, i help myself =] its great to learn some tips for fancy fondant and baking

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gumpaste lessons.

caketree manila is laura puno’s fondant cake business here in manila. student turned friend, i have become her helper w her cakes. by helping her, i help myself =] its great to learn some tips for fancy fondant and baking

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square euro.

square euro cakes.

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square euro.

square euro cakes.

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mango kalamansi.

made fresh jam from baguio mangos. used it to create the filling for these kalamansi shelled mango/kalamansi ganache.

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mango kalamansi.

made fresh jam from baguio mangos. used it to create the filling for these kalamansi shelled mango/kalamansi ganache.

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art fair philippines.

art fair philippines 2013. found some great filipino contemporary artists: eugenia alcaide, geraldine javier, anton del castillo, augusto elopre, costantino zicarelli. i was quite taken by eugenia alcaide’s thread on silk series. i love the use of stitch and embroidery

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art fair philippines.

art fair philippines 2013. found some great filipino contemporary artists: eugenia alcaide, geraldine javier, anton del castillo, augusto elopre, costantino zicarelli. i was quite taken by eugenia alcaide’s thread on silk series. i love the use of stitch and embroidery

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lemon/passionfruit.

almond short dough. lemon passionfruit filling. chantilly cream topping.    

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lemon/passionfruit.

almond short dough. lemon passionfruit filling. chantilly cream topping.    

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laguna/quezon.

tita tess came to visit her condo. many hours hearing stories about her history w mommasita. really great to hear how they grew to b best friends. tita tess invited me to her family reunion in real, quezon. it was

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laguna/quezon.

tita tess came to visit her condo. many hours hearing stories about her history w mommasita. really great to hear how they grew to b best friends. tita tess invited me to her family reunion in real, quezon. it was

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round euro.

euro cakes. fancy schmancy.

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round euro.

euro cakes. fancy schmancy.

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beginnings.

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beginnings.

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japanese cheesecake.

i will b experimenting w this type of cake. so airy and melt in your mouth.    

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japanese cheesecake.

i will b experimenting w this type of cake. so airy and melt in your mouth.    

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module6.

    module6 final. earl grey eclairs w earl grey bavarian. kiwi-strawberry compote. mango-lemon chantilly tart w cinnamon streusel. citrus creme brulee w passionfruit granita in a graham cup.

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module6.

    module6 final. earl grey eclairs w earl grey bavarian. kiwi-strawberry compote. mango-lemon chantilly tart w cinnamon streusel. citrus creme brulee w passionfruit granita in a graham cup.

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MMaking.

still on that macaron makin fix. pistachio. chocnut w chocnut espresso ganache. vanilla w chili buttercream.

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MMaking.

still on that macaron makin fix. pistachio. chocnut w chocnut espresso ganache. vanilla w chili buttercream.

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SINulog2013!

sinulog2013! one of the biggest festivals in the PI, celebrating santa nino! spent my time w a ragtag team of hobbits! these folks are wiiiild, lord of the flies down and dirty wild. ha. dancing from dusk to dawn, painting

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SINulog2013!

sinulog2013! one of the biggest festivals in the PI, celebrating santa nino! spent my time w a ragtag team of hobbits! these folks are wiiiild, lord of the flies down and dirty wild. ha. dancing from dusk to dawn, painting

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50 shades of earl grey.

been experimenting w earl grey. made jenny bday earl grey w dark chocolate earl grey ganache. made the hobbit house a black earl grey shell w white chocolate earl grey ganache plus gold sprinkles. i was nervous to bring my macarons to

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50 shades of earl grey.

been experimenting w earl grey. made jenny bday earl grey w dark chocolate earl grey ganache. made the hobbit house a black earl grey shell w white chocolate earl grey ganache plus gold sprinkles. i was nervous to bring my macarons to

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grown folks colorin’!!

1st color manila run 2013! w the one and only vanessa barrios! vanB came to welcome me back from LA, what an extraordinary way to transition back to the PI. even after my 20hr transit and her 20hr layover in

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grown folks colorin’!!

1st color manila run 2013! w the one and only vanessa barrios! vanB came to welcome me back from LA, what an extraordinary way to transition back to the PI. even after my 20hr transit and her 20hr layover in

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holiday goodies.

did a little bit of holiday baking. yumyummz.

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holiday goodies.

did a little bit of holiday baking. yumyummz.

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happy2013!

back home in cali for the holidays. everywhere at once, made for exciting adventures: in-n-out for the 1st/last meals, newport holidays, dland within the 1st 5 days, downtown elotes in a cup, aquarium of the pacific lorikeet lures, twister failure

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happy2013!

back home in cali for the holidays. everywhere at once, made for exciting adventures: in-n-out for the 1st/last meals, newport holidays, dland within the 1st 5 days, downtown elotes in a cup, aquarium of the pacific lorikeet lures, twister failure

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almost there!

  attempt4: ube macarons. can you see my current ingredient of choice? improving slowly. i seriously need to invest in another sheet pan… hah.

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almost there!

  attempt4: ube macarons. can you see my current ingredient of choice? improving slowly. i seriously need to invest in another sheet pan… hah.

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1st exception.

1st annual exception music festival at fort bonifacio. 3 different stages w live bands and DJs. it was nice to experience the local band scene. being the 1st time they had this fest, there is much to b improved. but

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1st exception.

1st annual exception music festival at fort bonifacio. 3 different stages w live bands and DJs. it was nice to experience the local band scene. being the 1st time they had this fest, there is much to b improved. but

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ube me.

ube is tagalog for purple yam. beautiful shades of pinkish purple to light lavenders when steamed and prepped for ube halaya (sweetened ube jam). used the ube halaya we made in class for this recipe, thus the cake is more

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ube me.

ube is tagalog for purple yam. beautiful shades of pinkish purple to light lavenders when steamed and prepped for ube halaya (sweetened ube jam). used the ube halaya we made in class for this recipe, thus the cake is more

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what to wear to a music festival?

of course i would b in the philippine cosmo for what to wear at a music festival. of course!

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what to wear to a music festival?

of course i would b in the philippine cosmo for what to wear at a music festival. of course!

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japanese desserts.

mochi balls w red bean and mongo bean filling. and im personally proud of the coconut green tea ice cream. used coconut cream instead of ordinary cream as the base for the creme anglaise. infused the milk w 2 boxes

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japanese desserts.

mochi balls w red bean and mongo bean filling. and im personally proud of the coconut green tea ice cream. used coconut cream instead of ordinary cream as the base for the creme anglaise. infused the milk w 2 boxes

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3rd attempt.

so i’ve been trying to master the craft of the french macaron. i’ve only made them twice at school, but i have my mates and chef to help; not to mention a whole kitchen lab w all the equipment. but

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3rd attempt.

so i’ve been trying to master the craft of the french macaron. i’ve only made them twice at school, but i have my mates and chef to help; not to mention a whole kitchen lab w all the equipment. but

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pastillas.

pastillas. kalabao (water buffalo), sugar, and cornstarch. very basic milk candy. reminds me of childhood =’]

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pastillas.

pastillas. kalabao (water buffalo), sugar, and cornstarch. very basic milk candy. reminds me of childhood =’]

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foie gras?!

exception music festival. not as exciting as all the food that i discovered/consumed at bonifacio high street. gelatissimo, cake club, mary grace, rocketroom. yum. cake club had this below, the foie gras macaron! although the actual macaron base was a

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foie gras?!

exception music festival. not as exciting as all the food that i discovered/consumed at bonifacio high street. gelatissimo, cake club, mary grace, rocketroom. yum. cake club had this below, the foie gras macaron! although the actual macaron base was a

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chinatown foodtrip.

off recto station on LRT2, binondo/divisoria houses chinatown. notorious for pickpocketers, but also for delicious eats!! marc brought us around his ‘hood and we stopped at 3 places to eat lunch. from dumplings, to porkchop rice, to noodles, and radish

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chinatown foodtrip.

off recto station on LRT2, binondo/divisoria houses chinatown. notorious for pickpocketers, but also for delicious eats!! marc brought us around his ‘hood and we stopped at 3 places to eat lunch. from dumplings, to porkchop rice, to noodles, and radish

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isaw me!

isaw haus! grilled goodness. isaw = grilled chicken intestine. bituka ng baboy = grilled pork intestine. tenga ng baboy = pig ear. yuuuuuum! i like my isaw dipped in vinegar and chili peppers. unfortunately for  me, and its quite my

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isaw me!

isaw haus! grilled goodness. isaw = grilled chicken intestine. bituka ng baboy = grilled pork intestine. tenga ng baboy = pig ear. yuuuuuum! i like my isaw dipped in vinegar and chili peppers. unfortunately for  me, and its quite my

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cooooooookie!

ecstasy sweets in cubao expo. super sweet area in manila, many vintage stores and bars. found this gem there.  freshly baked cookies and milk. plus beer if thats something you fancy. nutella and chocolate chip. smore. dark chocolate and salted

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cooooooookie!

ecstasy sweets in cubao expo. super sweet area in manila, many vintage stores and bars. found this gem there.  freshly baked cookies and milk. plus beer if thats something you fancy. nutella and chocolate chip. smore. dark chocolate and salted

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sapin-sapin. carioca. palitao.

filipino desserts partII. much more sticky rice. learning so much about filipino desserts. so many out there that i havent even tried! but all basically made w galapong (glutinous rice dough). sarap! sapin-sapin: layers in tagalog. coconut glutinous rice in 3

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sapin-sapin. carioca. palitao.

filipino desserts partII. much more sticky rice. learning so much about filipino desserts. so many out there that i havent even tried! but all basically made w galapong (glutinous rice dough). sarap! sapin-sapin: layers in tagalog. coconut glutinous rice in 3

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TEF.

tagaytay electronica festival this past weekend. super hyped that there’s a slow progression towards a music festival theme here. went w homa, 1st time adventure w this lady. couldnt hv gone w a better partner. getting to tagaytay was a

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TEF.

tagaytay electronica festival this past weekend. super hyped that there’s a slow progression towards a music festival theme here. went w homa, 1st time adventure w this lady. couldnt hv gone w a better partner. getting to tagaytay was a

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dietetics.

this module focused on various variants that entertains a healthier alternative to desserts. lo-fat/hi-fiber/sugarless. experimenting on the different ways a dessert can b more ‘nutritious’.

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dietetics.

this module focused on various variants that entertains a healthier alternative to desserts. lo-fat/hi-fiber/sugarless. experimenting on the different ways a dessert can b more ‘nutritious’.

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cebu.

relaxing mini-trip to cebu. absolutely nothing but loungin. met some awesomely inappropriate blokes from london (nick) & oklahoma (blake). sweatin it out on the dance floor in what looks like a spot in hongdae! STK in cebu city, mom and

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cebu.

relaxing mini-trip to cebu. absolutely nothing but loungin. met some awesomely inappropriate blokes from london (nick) & oklahoma (blake). sweatin it out on the dance floor in what looks like a spot in hongdae! STK in cebu city, mom and

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chocolates’ temper.

grateful to learn chocolate making. buuut… also grateful that its over. ha. tempering chocolate is a lil stressful, timing is key. i’ll stick to baking thanks! but im sure glad i now know how to win ppl over w my

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chocolates’ temper.

grateful to learn chocolate making. buuut… also grateful that its over. ha. tempering chocolate is a lil stressful, timing is key. i’ll stick to baking thanks! but im sure glad i now know how to win ppl over w my

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brittle time!

    started our chocolates w brittles! almond brittle crunch (bc we didnt have macadamias. whaa), toffee almond brittle, and peanut butter crunch. errythang = yummz!   now where to get me a chocolate thermometer….?

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brittle time!

    started our chocolates w brittles! almond brittle crunch (bc we didnt have macadamias. whaa), toffee almond brittle, and peanut butter crunch. errythang = yummz!   now where to get me a chocolate thermometer….?

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kalui me please!

kalui is puerto princesa is probably one of the best restaurants ive eaten at in the philippines. could very well b one of the best restaurants ive ever eaten in, period. blue marlin, lobster in garlic butter sauce, eel in

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kalui me please!

kalui is puerto princesa is probably one of the best restaurants ive eaten at in the philippines. could very well b one of the best restaurants ive ever eaten in, period. blue marlin, lobster in garlic butter sauce, eel in

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Palawane & R-BO

2nd time around we were more prepared for vacation. PALAWAN! considered one of the last frontiers of the PI, not yet commercialized but probably going towards that direction. wanted to show wayne the newly appointed 7 wonders of nature, Palawan’s Underground

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Palawane & R-BO

2nd time around we were more prepared for vacation. PALAWAN! considered one of the last frontiers of the PI, not yet commercialized but probably going towards that direction. wanted to show wayne the newly appointed 7 wonders of nature, Palawan’s Underground

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happy 27th!

  dear wayne, thanks for eating me up. love, ice cream birthday cake ❤

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happy 27th!

  dear wayne, thanks for eating me up. love, ice cream birthday cake ❤

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kalamansi.

  kalamansi muffins from bake me a cake book =]

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kalamansi.

  kalamansi muffins from bake me a cake book =]

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ladyfinger sponge.

    laydee fingahs w caramel and chocolate mousse base. a hit w sucat fam!

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ladyfinger sponge.

    laydee fingahs w caramel and chocolate mousse base. a hit w sucat fam!

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fleurs pour vous.

HA i tricked ya. probably though that this pink rose was mine, sadly it is  not. the white one is…. hah. maybe i should b laughing at myself… so i stayed after to observe/learn from the higher batch, the afternoon

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fleurs pour vous.

HA i tricked ya. probably though that this pink rose was mine, sadly it is  not. the white one is…. hah. maybe i should b laughing at myself… so i stayed after to observe/learn from the higher batch, the afternoon

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frenchies&inspiration.

ive been watching modern family and jay has a french bulldog, stella. so ive been slightly obsessing over them. below is my ode to french bulldogs! also, in hopes of practicing my skills for cake decoration, i picked up modeling

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frenchies&inspiration.

ive been watching modern family and jay has a french bulldog, stella. so ive been slightly obsessing over them. below is my ode to french bulldogs! also, in hopes of practicing my skills for cake decoration, i picked up modeling

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        33rd annual international book fair at SMX convention center. glad to see that there were so many people out to this event. got me a few cookbooks! bake me a cake is written by a filipina chef

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        33rd annual international book fair at SMX convention center. glad to see that there were so many people out to this event. got me a few cookbooks! bake me a cake is written by a filipina chef

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asian food expo!

turns out that the expo wasnt filled w stalls of asian cuisines but it was a warehouse of manufacturing/machinery/production suppliers. official badge and errythang. so of course… new tools! baby cake tins. cake decorating tools. smoother. reusable piping bag. cutters. etc!

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asian food expo!

turns out that the expo wasnt filled w stalls of asian cuisines but it was a warehouse of manufacturing/machinery/production suppliers. official badge and errythang. so of course… new tools! baby cake tins. cake decorating tools. smoother. reusable piping bag. cutters. etc!

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