Pastry Practice #1

When I started baking, I had Bake Happy to get me through recipes and substitutions of ingredients that weren’t available in the local market. Would you believe I made (and still make) my red velvet cupcakes with Yakult?

While Aiko solved my newbie questions, I still had a problem. Our oven wasn’t working. Who in the right mind would think about baking and not have an oven, right? But what do they say? “When in doubt, Google?”

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The Sunday Currently 2.0

It’s officially the start of vacation! We had our last exam yesterday. I got so stressed the past few days with the newspaper that we had to layout for our subject  Desktop Publishing finals. I even jokingly asked my friend Claui to be my managing editor because it was so stressful to receive my groupmates’ layout that didn’t follow the template. And me being me, I wanted to make sure hypen-ation, indention, pagination, the titles were all perfect. The indention part though, I got really fed up so I let them be whatever they were.

Right now, all I have in mind is rewatching my favorite series: One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl; and try F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Also, read the books I’ve had since God-knows-when. I’ll enjoy this time before I start with OJT and only after that maybe I can plan my life again. LOL. Continue reading

Baking 101

I am now into baking! I’ve recently found out that talent of mine. Which my parents use now as a joke, “Dapat nag-Culinary ka na lang eh.” I’m skillful like that. Bwahahaha!

I’ve tried 4 cupcakes (Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting, Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Ganache, Vanilla Cupcake, Rainbow Vanilla Cupcake) and 2 cookies (Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies, Nutella and Peanut Butter cookies.)

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I never thought I would enjoy doing this. I used to only buy ready mixes from the supermarket and now I already know the ingredients used to make one.

I would really want to have an oven. I only use our convection turbo for it. I didn’t know there were cheap ovens. I’m now waiting for Ate to give in and buy it for me. Hehe.

Meanwhile, saw these books in FullyBooked and I wish they’re cheaper!!

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So there you go. I just ha to share this!

P.S.
I wrote this last night before going to sleep but I ended up falling asleep first. Haha!