Sunday, February 23, 2014

Henry Hugglemonster Cake

During the day at random times I often find myself singing "Have a Henry Hugglemonster Day" and that is because my little boy is a big fan of the show. For his fourth birthday hindi na ako nahirapan to look for a theme because the toddler is so sure already of his theme and so we had a roaring Henry Hugglemonster birthday party at his school!

For his invitations I got it from the internet and just edited the texts and sent them through email. Haha! yes, I'm that frugal! Thank goodness to generous artist for sharing their work and to pic monkey for making editing fun and easy.



I did made his cake though. I searched high and low for tutorials in making the henry cake topper but it seems like no one has posted any tutorials yet.  I inquired also on how much a cake topper like Henry cost and it's so expensive (yes, I'm cheap! haha) It's 1,500.00 minimum for a topper like this lang so I made one myself nalang and kaya naman pala (pat at the back!) The topper is all edible and I use spaghetti straws and tylose glue (it's an edible glue) to connect/hold the parts in place.

First trial: fondant is dry and cracking and not so cute henry =)
Second and final trial: better though. yup, I'm my biggest critic hehe.. 

The cake is a Fondant covered Chocolate-Malunggay Cake because I still want my little boy and his little guests to get some veggies, hehe..sneaky! The eyes are actually gummy eyes that I bought from a candy shop.


The final product!
Here's the birthday boy and his quirky zombie pose, hehe! Oh, I also made spaghetti and chicken fingers and mini chocolate-malunggay and red velvet cupcakes that the toddler put sprinkles himself! It was a work of art actually =) (sorry to those who had a lot.. really lots of sprinkles on their cupcakes,hehe)



The birthday boy was so delighted that he wanted to bring the topper back to our house and just put it on display and is still is in our table. I wonder if the ants will soon find their way... But for now it stays there because that's what makes him happy. =) 

Happy 4rth Birthday little man! 
We love you very much!



Friday, February 7, 2014

My Little Doll's First Birthday

Last weekend was my daughter's The Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed first birthday party! Planning this party was a bit crazy ( no nanny and helper and the kids are sick) since I have to prepare everything in a month but this party was still an absolute labor of love, and I cherished every minute. Despite the time constraint everything came together just as I hoped it would. It was an amazing day with family, friends, food and fun! 


The invitation.



The birthday cake that I made for my little girl. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Pull-Apart-Cupcakes



I had fun making these pull-apart-cupcakes.
 These are really just cupcakes frosted together to form one cake.
Easier to make than traditional cake. Less messy and no need for cutting.


Vegetable Garden/Farm Theme

Hello John Deere Tractor!

Race Car Theme.  My first pull-apart-cupcake.




Thursday, December 12, 2013

Airline Makes Passenger's Christmas Wishes Come True!


This Christmas marketing from an airline company WestJet is so brilliant! 
It made me cry along with the other thousand if not million viewers =)

Do you still believe in Santa Clause?




A HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL! 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sugar Cookie - Rolling The Dough


After preparing the dough let it set in the refrigerator for an hour... 
Cold dough makes you roll out the dough efficiently. 



I roll my dough in between parchment paper. It saves me time cleaning up and using more flour dusting the dough and the counter. Oh, I just love my Joseph Joseph rolling pin - It does take away the guesswork out of preparing the cookie with its adjustable discs. 
Now I can roll the dough to the exact thickness that I prefer for my cookies.



Cut out the shape as close as you get to each other. 



Put directly into the baking sheet and return to the refrigerator for a minute or more so that it will hold its shape well while baking. Roll out the excess dough and repeat procedure.


Bake cookies according to recipe's direction and cool completely on the rack before decorating.

Next post is decorating the cookies.