KMS Bakes: Brazo de Mercedes

It’s been a month since I bake a cake but it’s been years since I baked a Brazo de Mercedes cake. I think the last time we bake this cake was when I was still in college, ganun na katagal! Imagine?! And you know what?! This cake is one of my favorite cake! Ever! I’d rather choose this cake over chocolate cake because that’s how I love this! I’ve craved for Brazo de Mercedes last weekend so I decided to make one and since we were in our house at Antipolo too.

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My younger sister, Isang helped me bake this cake. At first we were both skeptical if I can bake it because we completely forgot how to bake this but thanks to Manong Google because we were able to get a good recipe from the world-wide-web. I found the recipe from Panlasang Pinoy website. And I love the consistency of their recipe. Continue reading

Baking + A Weekend Trip in My Hometown

It’s been awhile since I went home to Antipolo, my hometown. The last time we’ve been here was when my Tito died (sigh) last month. And it feels so good to be back! Sobra! I feel rejuvenated. I so love my hometown and I had so many great memories in this place because I’ve been here since the day I was born, the only time I left my hometown was when I got married to Cj. You know if I will be given a chance to live again, I will still choose to live here in Antipolo. This place is such a wonderful place to be most especially when I want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the metro.

And since I miss my family so much we decided to pay a visit to my hometown last weekend. The weather wasn’t good when we reached Sumulong Hi-way and the road was zero visibility already! But don’t worry, we’re all good and we have arrived home safely. 🙂

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Oh before we headed to Antipolo we dropped by at Robinson’s metro east in Cainta to delivered these cupcakes to the winner of TSN‘s giveaway. The name of the winner is Diane and glad to know that she liked the cupcakes! Yay! As a matter of fact, she wrote a sweet post on her blog(yes, she’s a blogger too! Small world right?) for Sweet Treats you can read it here. Thanks a lot, Diane and nice meeting you! 🙂

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After delivering the cupcakes off we went to Antipolo! Weeeee! 🙂

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My Latest Sweet Creations

Hello everyone! How’s your weekend so far?! I hope you’re all having a great great weekend, like I do! Anyhoo, just want to share some of my newest creations (or obsession!) to y’all. Lately, I’ve been very busy baking cake! Yes, you read it right! It’s cake not cupcake. Whenever we’re in my hometown I always take the chance to bake cake since we have an oven there. For those people who keep on asking if I used to attend baking classes– the answer is NO. And yes, I’m a self-taught baker. And proud to be. I guess the only thing that drives me into baking is my passion and love in baking. If I’m not a programmer, I guess I am a full-time baker now. When I bake I make sure that I put my heart and soul in it. They say when you create something with love it always turns out right because it comes from the heart. If you think you never grow on what you’re doing then there must be something wrong or lacking, it must be LOVE and PASSION!

So far, I tried baking two different flavor cakes! The first one was chocolate cake. I baked this for my Lola 40days. So far so good. And we super love the chocolate ganache frosting! At first I was skeptical, I thought it wouldn’t turn out right because it looks so dull. It doesn’t look so appealing to our eyes too, but when I started decorating it ayun na– BOOM! Finally, it looks like a cake! Muka namang cake diba? Hehe

In fairness, they say it taste a lot better than Red Ribbon and Goldilocks! Achuchuchuuuu!….OKAY! Naniniwala nako! LOL!

The second one was butternut caramel cake! My favoriteeeee! I super kaduper love caramel, as in! I love caramel than chocolate. I tried cooking caramel before but it was failed. Epic fail. It turned into yema instead. Ganun ka-fail! Last Holy Week when we we’re in our house in Antipolo, I gave it a second chance and tried cooking caramel again. This time t’was success! YAHOOO! The cake itself is butternut flavor while the frosting is caramel buttercream. I guess it was a perfect combination, light and sweet! Don’t you just love caramel?! I doooo, really really do! *drool*

We didn’t eat the cake, I told my Tita Nanin to bring it to the church instead. She was thinking of bringing pandesal in the church so I told her to bring the cake instead of buying the usual pandesal. At least my dessert na sila. Maybe you are thinking why do you have to bring food in the church? In Born-Again churches we used to have breakfast altogether after the Easter Sunday Service, so everyone used to bring food, potluck that is. And in fairness, when she got home lalagyan nalang ang natira! And good news— wala naman nasiraan ng tiyan. LOL!

And since we didn’t taste the cake, I made a mini-version of it— cupcake! So that’s the birth of butternut cupcake with caramel buttercream frosting in Sweet Treats! And I realized instead of focusing on design I’d better focus on the taste. Nowadays, people tend to buy cupcakes because of its design and when they tasted it they get so disappointed because of the taste. So from now on, I will focus more on the taste instead of focusing on the designs. Yeah, I know designs are cool but having a perfect tasting cupcake is way way better than having a cool designs! 🙂

In addition to that, today I added another new delectable flavor in Sweet Treats!

Ladies, gays, and gentlemen presenting the new flavor in town….

(insert Kiyomi song here! HAHAHA!)

Apple Cinnamon cupcake with Cinnamon cream-cheese frosting!

I can actually eat the cupcake alone even without the frosting. The cupcake itself is really tasty, fluffy, and flavorful! I’m not saying this because I’m the one who baked it, I just want to tell the truth and nothing but the truth. Even my mother-in-law said that it was really yummy and tasty. I bet not to disagree! My MIL knows best! LOL! My toddler loves it too! And my friends too! It taste even more better together with the frosting. So if you want a free taste you can drop by at our house… NOW! There’s still 2 more cupcakes left in the refrigerator! Hehe

FYI: I’m not selling the cakes, I don’t think I’m capable enough to sell it. For now, it’s for my family and friends only. Oh and if you haven’t seen our official FB page please take time to visit and check all my sweet creations. Just click here.

Happy blessed Sunday! 🙂

Sweet Treats By Yours Truly!

Hello! Hello! Finally, I’m back after two weeks of hibernating from the cyber world. The past two weeks was really tough (but that was the past, I’m tougher now), I must say we’ve been on our lowest low but hey I survived! Thank goodness because I have a big God. I was able to conquer everything! Now I can say…. I am a survivor! The best thing I learned from the past two weeks is that never say “God, I have a problem”, just say “Hey problem, I have a big GOD!” instead. It made me strong and it helped me cope from the loss of my Lola. It was the saddest moment of my life.

Oh well, they say there’s always a rainbow after the storm, this week was quite different. I had a good and refreshing start of the week. And I feel like we were immensely blessed after all the trials that we’ve been through. I’ve got a lot of cupcake orders last week and this week, so I baked lotsa cupcakes the entire weekend. I had 10 dozen of orders last weekend and today I delivered 4 dozen cupcakes in the office. And I’ve got a lot of orders for the Valentines day! I feel so overwhelmed, grateful and very blessed. The blessings are overflowing and my heart can’t contain it. It was quite tiring but I’m not complaining because I am enjoying what I’m doing. Everything is going well and I wanted to share the good news and blessings to all of you. Last Sunday, we officially launched our official Facebook Page (a.k.a online shop) for our small business due to public demand. You know how I love to bake cupcakes and how addicted I am with those sweet treats. Now I am officially sharing it to everyone.

Ladies and gentlemen, I am (sooo) proud to present our newest online shop, “Sweet Treats” by yours truly. 🙂

If you have free time feel free to visit our Official Facebook Page, click here and check out all the sweet treats we have waiting for you! I assure you that all sweet treats that we make is made with nothing but pure LOVE! Try our best seller luscious red velvet cupcakes and other flavor that’s perfect for any type of occasion not to mention this love month!

For those who want to order here’s some of our rules and regulation:

Place your order 2 weeks prior to the delivery date. We accept minimum order of at least 12 mini-cupcakes or 1 dozen. For custom design cupcakes, we accept at least 2 dozen cupcakes. We also do meet ups and delivery. There is additional charge for delivery and we only do meet ups around Metro Manila.

We are also requesting for a 50% down payment of your order. For inquiries please contact us at 442-5038 or 0917-585-7992 and look for Sharon (that’s me!) or Cj (the husband). You may also email us at sweettreatsph@gmail.com.

And that’s it pansit! Please support me and my family to our new venture. And don’t forget to spread the word! Thanks in advance! *tsup*

KMS Bake: Chocolate and Green Velvet Cupcake

I’ve been so addicted in making cupcakes ever since I started doing it last week. Everybody was asking for it and I can’t help but… do it! Do it! Do it! Last NYE, I decided to make a chocolate and green velvet cupcake for a change, since I made red velvet cupcakes last Christmas. I was really aiming for green velvet cupcakes since green is the color of the year. The chocolate cupcake wasn’t really included in my plans, I just wanted to try it. Singit lang talaga yan. The recipe for the green velvet cupcake is just the same as the red velvet cupcake ( check the recipe here), all you have to do is to use green food coloring instead of red. And viola! There’s your green velvet cuppies! As easy as that!

Technically, this post is dedicated to the chocolate cupcake. 🙂

Chocolates Vs Green Velvet

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