Fun at the Park

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While my son and I were busy at the music store looking for a beautiful keyboard, the girls went to the park at the back of the mall to run around. It’s not so often that they get to visit a park, so it’s always a blast when they do. It was right after Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) left and we were having a beautiful afternoon. It was a nice break from all the rains we got and the twins got home really spent after playing and running around. There’s another storm brewing and I’m praying that it won’t bring in too much rain and it’s not as strong as Glenda. Brace yourselves everyone and be safe!

Super Cool Cake Art

Sure, I can bake a cake, but I’ve never really tried frosting the professional way. I’m planning to attend classes in the future and I would love to be able to this. Watch the super cool video on how clay art cream cake decoration is done.

La Creperie, Eastwood

Hubs and I were both craving for sweets last night, so we thought of driving to Eastwood, Libis (the nearest “gimikan” from where we live). We wanted something really cold like gelato or frozen yogurt, but we ended up at La Creperie. Here’s what we had…

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Double Chocolate Fudge Brownie Crêpe.
Chocolate Crêpe, fudge brownie and homemade chocolate sauce topped with chocolate ice cream
Php 225

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Bananas Foster.
Crêpe with bananas stewed in rum, butter and brown sugar sans vanilla ice cream

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There are still a lot more that we wanted to try, so we’re definitely going back. Will post more photos next time. :)

Libis 2nd Level, Eastwood Mall,
Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City
(02) 709 2446

My New Love

I just wrote an article about my “new love” in my other food blog. Yes, I am now a convert and is in love with cupcakes. I never had a thing with cupcakes. I would rather nosh on real cakes than eat a cupcake. To be honest, I can’t even finished a regular-sized cupcake. I don’t really know why, but I find them very sweet. Funny, isn’t it? Most cakes are very sweet, too.

Well, you may call me weird, but that’s the way I see cupcakes. And yes, I’ve tasted a lot of other cupcakes, too, but none of them really pleased my palette. Until… Cupcakes by Sonja. I’ve only been in their Rokwell store and as soon as I came close to their spot, I felt feelings of warmth and coziness. It’s probably because of the smell of freshly baked cupcakes. I bake a lot too, and the delicious smell of a dessert baking in the oven keeps me high.

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I love how the owner decorated her store. It’s so colorful and everything looked so pretty. That includes the cupcakes, of course. Even the dessert holders were very pretty. We tried the Red Velvet Vixen, the PB&Jelly cupcake, Cookie Monster, Bunny Hugger Carrot Cupcake, Choco Cream Cheese Swirl, Choco Cream Cheese Swirl and Peppermint Patty. All were simply delicious and not too sweet. The cupcakes were placed in a simple white box and tied with a red string.

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While we waited for our cupcakes, I noticed that most of the tables were full and the Red Velvet Vixen seemed to be everyone’s favorite. However, I was turned off in the way they served their cupcakes. They used disposable plates and plastic forks. It didn’t match the store’s theme at all. Plus, the cupcakes aren’t cheap, so they should have served them in a nice dish. I mean, any dessert would look more appetizing when they are served in beautiful Serving Sets, right? It wan a good thing that we were so full from lunch when we passed by the store that we didn’t decide to eat our cupcakes there. It would have been a major turn off. I hope that the next time I visit, they’d serve their cupcakes in a pretty dish.

5 Great Coffee Blends You’ve Yet To Try

Black coffee? Who needs that? Expand your horizons and delight your palate with these great coffee blends that are as unique as they are delicious.

1: Coconut Fudge

Combining the decadence of fudge with the sharp tang of coconut, this is a cup of coffee that’s guaranteed to wake you up on sleepy mornings. Find the kind with deep-roasted beans for an even richer flavor.

2: Nor´Easter

Nuts are the key ingredient in nor’easter coffee, and every sip will transport you to the fields of South America where they were carefully harvested for grinding and flavoring. Its full body is another joy, the result of long roasts and high-quality beans.

3: Butter Toffee

Sweet and silky, butter toffee coffee will practically melt on your tongue. It’s the perfect treat for cold weather or just one of those days when you need a sugary pick-me-up.

4: Maple Bacon Coffee

No time for breakfast? That’s okay. A cup of maple bacon coffee is just as delicious as a full-course meal, and it can be enjoyed in the car with no utensils required.

5: Blueberry Cream

A little sweet, a touch tangy, blueberry cream coffee brings to mind a handful of colorful berries just spilling out of your palms. While it won’t actually count as your daily serving of fruit, you won’t find a better springtime flavor anywhere.

Stop taking your espresso the same way every day. Dare to experiment with your morning ritual with one of these unique, multi-flavored coffee blends.