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Get well soon. . Here . . . Have A Giant Strawberry.

“Mom” and “Dad” (my in-laws) asked me to make a get-well-soon cake for their friend recovering from surgery. This strawberry inspired cake is Ube cake filled and frosted with coconut buttercream.  When I make ube cake I usually fill the cake with macapuno. This time to prevent the cake from falling apart I filled the cake with coconut buttercream. The runny macapuno will make this top heavy cake unstable. Unfortunately the cake remains unstable after using buttercream filling and making the bottom wider.  For added stability I framed the bottom of the cake with a small amount of fondant. I shook the cake a couple of times and finally no movement! Yippee! Cake stability is achieved! Let me tell you there is nothing more heartbreaking than a cake you worked so hard on and have it fall apart during transport. I would probably cry and throw a hissy fit in the car. Luckily, (cross my fingers ^_^ x ) none of my cakes has fallen apart yet.
Back to the cake. I used Wilton'…

Happy Birthday Ninang Myrna and Josh.

NINANG MYRNA'S CAKE



JOSH'S LIGHTNING MCQUEEN CAKE

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Apple Pie High

It is late at night. I need that delicious bite. I want to dig in.

Yummy apple pie. I think I am gonna die. Your smell makes me cry.   
Cinnamon, sugar. Crunchy, flaky perfection. My fave confection.

I used to not care about what kind of apple I used on my apple pie until I saw this food tv show.  I didn't know there is such a big difference between apples.  So I went out and did my research and many apples later I find that granny smith is the best one for baking and for apple pie.  It's tart and firm. You don't want moushy apples coz it will just make the bottom of your pie soggy because of all the juices that is realeased from the apple.  Red delicious apples is a big NO when it comes to apple pie.  They are very juicy and moushy which is perfect for apple sauces.  I usually buy gala apples for eating because they are all so juicy and firm at the same time.  You would think they are good for pies but they are not.  I made gala apple pie once and they are flavourless.  …

The APPLE of My Eye

If you or your friend has a cute dentist or doctor that you don't mind seeing more than once a year finish this apple in one sitting might earn you a visit or two. Kidding aside I was asked to make this cake for a baby's 10 months birthday.

The cake is Ube filled with Macapuno (sweetened coconut strings) and its frosted with coconut buttercream.  To make the apple  I used Wilton's Doll Figurine Wonder Mould Cake pan. I used 6 cups of cake batter which is equivalent to 3 layers of 6" round cake. I inverted the cake cut off 1 inch at the top, hollowed out a circle to make the dip at the top of the apple. I rounded the bottom of the cake. I pipped out red frosting using a star tip. Finish it up with fondant stem and leaves...

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DDUBlicious - Donnie Wahlberg Cake

I have been a BLOCKHEAD since Junior High and the least I can do for Donnie is to make him a cake in honour of his birthday (August 17).  Its just a little thank you for serenading Blockheads through out the world.  I tweeted the pic and I am hoping I would get a mention or perhaps a follow.  If not I had loads of fun making it and that is good enough for me.

Donnie is so busy with his TV series "Blue Blood" and his CherryTree radio show "DDUBS Backrub".  A busy guy like Donnie usually drinks loads of coffee so I made a coffee chiffon cake filled and frosted with coffee buttercream.  The image I did using the trusty old star tip and used vanilla buttercream icing.
















Princess Castle

Red velvet cake goodness filled with cream cheese icing and frosted with vanilla buttercream.  I just want to eat it all up.  Tier 2 dummy cake is made by using a 5" round tupperware.  A scratch coat of royal icing is applied so that the buttercream icing has something to adhere to.  Buttercream icing is applied next. The leaves, window, and door is done in royal icing.  The cake topper is Little People Princess and Pony.  Thanks for viewing and please leave a comment.