Excellent Ensaymada

Guest Post by Leona Nepomuceno

Trips to Cebu would mean shopping for dried mangoes, chicharon, otap and for the extremist lechon Cebu as pasalubong. This time, I wanted to be innovative in my choice of pasalubong . I thought of an ensaymada which I tasted and bought as pasalubong for my (late) mother and I remember fondly that she liked it very much. This was several years back.

Best Ensaymada in Cebu
Best Ensaymada in Cebu

The ensaymada was from Kaffee Alde, a bread shop located in Mabolo , Cebu City.  So, in between my business functions in Cebu City, I asked for a break and requested that I be dropped –off at Kaffee Alde. (more…)

Easy Cupcake and Frosting Recipes

Most newbie bakers think that cupcakes are actually made of the same ingredients, It is actually not the case. Cupcakes comes in different varieties and in this post, I included some of the easy to follow recipes that I got from The Maya Kitchen during the Cupcake Baking and Decorating demo.

Frosted Banana Cupcakes
Frosted Banana Cupcakes

Since Cupcakes are bite sized, they should have overwhelming flavors and perfectly decorated to please not only the palate but also the consumers, wether you prepared it for friends or maybe your regular clients.

If you really love baking and decorating cupcakes, then here are some of the cupcake recipes you can’t afford to pass up. (more…)

Cupcake Baking Demo & Recipes by Nikko Buendia @ The Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center

Two weeks ago, I had a pleasure of joining fellow bakers in a Cupcake Baking Demo held at The Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center. Nowadays, more and more people are getting interested in baking cupcakes for gifts, personal consumption and for business. Why? Because its simple-to-make, easy-to-frost and relatively easy to decorate dessert and all you need to have is a short training and easy to follow recipes.

Cupcake Baking Class @ The Maya Kitchen
Cupcake Baking Class @ The Maya Kitchen

What is a cupcake? A cupcake, also known as a fairy cake (British and Irish term and a fanciful description of its size), is a small cake designed to serve one person, usually made in a small paper cup container. It is commonly topped with frostings and decorated with sprinkles.

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