31 December 2010

Ben 10 Fondant Cake for Michael

     Before the year 2010 ends I would like to share the second birthday cake that I created.  Last December 26, our baby brother Michael celebrated his 5th birthday. Every year we make sure that he will have a small birthday party at home for him and for his friends in the neighborhood. And every year, we always order a birthday cake but since his birthday falls on the last week of the year its always hard to find a bakeshop or cake house that still  accepts cake orders and not to mention the prices of the cakes are soaring up because of the holiday season.

29 December 2010

My First Fondant Cake: Dora

     Hi guys I am back. I was busy preparing for the Christmas day last week and the preparation was dreadful.  Last December 23, Ruel asked me if I can make a cake for Karylle, his cute little cousin.  We planned to give her a cake for her birthday since October but it slipped off my mind because that topic was not brought up anymore.  And two days before her birthday he sent me a message asking if I can make a Dora cake for Karylle, I said yes.

28 December 2010

Merry Christmas To All!

I have not updated my blog for a time now cause of the Christmas rush! Wew! It's so hard if you are the only daughter in the family, most of the chores are assigned to you like planning for the Noche Buena, shopping for Christmas gifts, doing the grocery, household chores and cooking for Christmas eve. The list goes on... Thats why I was not able to go online for over a week. =( Poor me. Anyway, I will try to post a new entry on my blog this week. Promise.
For those who visits my blog regularly, a million thanks to you. And to all, merry merry Christmas and may all your wishes and heart's desire came true this birthday of our Lord Jesus Christ.

18 December 2010

Crepes for Dessert

Who would have thought that this small cafe we often passed by in Shopping is where you can taste the most yummy crepes in the city.  I always thought that Simi's Pastries and Coffee is just like any ordinary cafe or coffee shops that sprouted in Bacolod not until yesterday when Eastern invited to treat us for dessert after we had our lunch at Pamilya Grill (Lil' Bobs as Eric called them). 
We told her that we want to try something new besides  Calea or Felicia's so she brought us to Simi's. She told us that they served the best crepes, so we ordered crepes of different flavor for each. I ordered Chocolate Almond with ice cream and Eric tried Peaches with ice cream. The prices for their crepes varies from Php 45-80 and if you want an ice cream

07 December 2010

My 2010 Christmas Wish List

Went out to pay my credit card bill earlier. The streets of Bacolod City downtown area is once again heavy with traffic. I love Christmas and I always look forward for Christmas but I despise the traffic.
At this early people are flocking the malls or even the sidewalk stalls to shop for their Christmas gifts. Still haven't made up my Christmas list yet, I'm still thinking of what gifts to give to my family, boyfriend, friends, godsons and goddaughters and for myself.

Anyway, here are my top 10 Christmas wish list.
1. Good health for me and my love ones
2. World peace, world peace and major major world peace.
3. Notebook
2.  an SLR camera
3. a new wardrobe
4. to travel anywhere I want to go
5. of course money, to finance my travel, and for my savings
6. to trim my waist down to 26 (laugh out loud)
7. improve my baking skills
8  get  into a culinary school
9. get married by 2012
10. and lastly, have a baby after getting married

That's all for know. I hope I'll get most of them hahahah


06 December 2010

Felicia's Pastry Cafe Sans Rival and Macarons

     Felicia's Pastry Cafe is another cake house in Bacolod is starting to gain popularity or regular customers. They have been in the pastry business for a couple of years but had not got a chance to check this place.      
     Eric was craving for their Sans Rival and Macarons like a pregnant woman but unfortunately they are close for renovation when we passed by their place but so happy to know that the pastry shop will resume business on the next day.

04 December 2010

Pamilya Grill Sate Babe

      If you have been to Bacolod City and have eaten in Bob's Restaurant then you must be familiar with their best seller Sate Babe. Sate Babe is a grilled pork on stick with peanut butter sauce. An order of Sate Babe from them costs more or less Php 98.00.

     If you have recently become a fan or already fond of eating it you might want to give it a second thought before ordering a second plate. Don't worry, you do not have to wait for your next salary to enjoy your

02 December 2010

Calea Cakes: My Guilty Pleasure

     After overfilling our body with cholesterol for lunch, we continued our mission to satiate our taste buds for something sweet. The nearest pastry shop would be Felicia's and a fifteen minute walk could aid in digesting the the food inside our stomach. Too bad the pastry shop was closed for renovation and will resume business tomorrow. Because our body was craving for calories and high sugar content nourishment, we headed to Calea Cakes & Pastry Shop.

Calea's Sans Rival

     Since college days, Calea has always been our number one destination if we wanted to eat desserts or just hang-out over a cup of coffee and their bestseller Chocolate cake. Not only the Bacolodnons came to love their cakes but also visitors from  Manila or from other provinces would make sure that they carry a box of cake from Calea for pasalubong. 

How could you resist this?

     A slice of imported chocolate cake costs  Php 85.00. You might say its quite pricey for one slice but as the name implies, "imported" chocolate cake. Yes, ingredients are imported from outside the country. It's the secret ingredient to their mouthwatering cakes. Try it and you wont regret spending a few hundred bucks, you might ask for another slice or two. =)
    For those who are planning to visit Bacolod, Calea is located in 14th St. Lacson just beside L' Fisher Hotel.

Conees Cansi House

     Had lunch with Eric of byahilo today. He was craving for a hot and steamy Cansi, a local beef stew, and I knew a place that offers the best Cansi in town so we decide to meet around 11:30 in the morning. Perfect time to have lunch but Eric arrived several minutes after 12:00 noon. We hurried to the place only to find out its already packed with people from the nearby offices having their lunch. Luckily, we were able to find a vacant table.
     The place I'm talking about is Conees Cansi House. Sandwiched between commercial and private offices in Narra Avenue Shopping. One look and you might think it's just like any ordinary small eateries but as the old Proverb goes "don't judge the book by its cover".
     We ordered a large bowl of super-high-in-cholesterol cansi, rice and softdrinks. One large bowl  costs Php 195.00 and can be shared by two or three persons. It also came with additional cups of cansi broth just in case you needed more. While munching our lunch, Eric kept on joking about the cholesterols as he gorge on the marrow from the bone. Saying he should take a tablet of Lipitor or he might have a heart attack.
     In Negros, our version of Cansi or Kansi is made of purely beef shank with bone marrow simmered for several hours, some pressured cook it to lessen the cooking time,  until the meat is tender. Then "Batuan", a local fruit abundant only in the Visayas area, were added for that sour taste.

01 December 2010

Christmas Decorations for Less at 888 Chinatown Mall

The Philippines must have the longest Christmas celebration than the rest in the world. As early as September, homes and shopping malls are decorated for the holiday season. Radio stations are starting to play Christmas songs as early as that.
At home, bells and balls are still kept in the storage. We usually decorate our home on the first week of December. Mom wanted to add more ornaments to our tree so we decided to check out  888 Chinatown Mall hoping to find a good bargain. To my surprise, Christmas decors are super-cheap. They are the same items sold in the leading department stores and shopping malls but they vary in the price. 888 Chinatown Mall also offers ready-to-wear items and children toys at a very low price without compromising the quality. Therefore you can be fashionable without spending much.

After we bought the decors we needed and a few rounds inside the mall we decided to go home. I'm so excited  to decorate our Christmas tree with the new decors we bought and happy as well cause we are able to save several bucks. Next time when I will be shopping for Christmas gifts, there's only one place to go, 888 Chinatown Mall.

2 sets of  6 large silver Christmas balls @  Php 68.00 each
1 dozen of medium size silver balls for  Php 100.00
6 pieces silver and red poinsettia fabric flowers @ Php 34.00 each
4 packs of red and gold covered pines cones @ Php 20.00 each
Front door decor for Php 50.00
Star light for Php 130.00
4 boxes of Christmas tree lights @ Php 85.00
All sum up to Php 1,040.00 only.


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