Wednesday, February 27, 2013


My niece celebrated her debut last Friday, February 22, 2013.   Choose to celebrate her debut in a simple and memorable one, held in Lunar St., GSIS Village Matina, Davao City.(story HERE)

It was a nice gesture to start her year with simplicity, young, and vibrant.

Just like here DEBUT CUPCAKES made by my friend, Margaret.  Very Simple, young and vibrant in their pink and white icing with edible beads and different color of stars candy.

Margaret owns CAKELINE located near Mabini Public Market, fronting Rodriguez Mini-Park, Blvd.,Davao City.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

XO Cupcake for Valentines Day

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February 14 in many parts of the world, traditionally celebrate LOVE DAY or VALENTINES DAY. A day which lover express their feeling to their love ones by means of FLOWERS, CHOCOLATES and LOVE NOTES/CARD.

But let us try to give our love ones a CAKES or CUPCAKES for a change.  Be creative this year, these will make you more thoughtful and loving to your love ones.

Here will help you make a VALENTINE CAKES for your friends, kids, family, relatives or to your spouse to show your affection.


Monday, January 7, 2013

Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

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Serves: 24 cupcakes
  • 1 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup hot coffee
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 10 Tbsp butter, softened and cut into cubes
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 1/4 tsp coconut extract

  1. Preheat oven to 325F. For the filling, place the coconut onto a baking sheet. Toast in 5 minute increments until brown. Set aside. Reserve 1/2 cup for garnish.
  2. Meanwhile for the cupcakes, line two cupcake pans with paper liners. In a medium heatproof bowl, combine the chocolate and cocoa powder. Pour in hot coffee and whisk until smooth. Whisk in milk. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, then beat in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture in three parts, alternating with the chocolate mixture. Divide the batter into the paper liners and bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for a few minutes then transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  5. For the filling, in a medium saucepan, whisk together the milk, sugar and flour until blended. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat. Stir in remaining 2 cups coconut, almonds, and vanilla. Allow it to cool until room temperature.
  6. For the frosting, in a small saucepan, whisk together the milk and flour. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat and allow it to cool until room temperature. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the milk mixture and coconut extract, beating on high speed until it is the texture of whipped cream.
  7. To assemble, cut a hole out of each cupcake middle, being careful not to cut all the way through. Fill it with the coconut-almond mixture and top with some of the cake you just cut out. Frost to cover the hole and garnish with toasted coconut.

Nothing could be better than a chocolate coconut cupcake topped with marshmallow frosting, or maybe one topped with candies or ganache.

Guava Cupcakes

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups sugar
4 large eggs, room temperature
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup guava nectar
2 cups guava pastry filling
1 recipe guava butter cream (recipe follows)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin pans with paper liners.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add the vanilla and mix until just combined.
Alternately add the flour mixture with the guava nectar, beginning and ending with the flour. Fill was muffin cups with the batter, ¾ full (I use a 2 ounce scoop). Bake about 20 minutes (rotating pan after about 10 minutes) until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out (almost) clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before filling. Makes 24-30 cupcakes
To fill the cupcakes, hold the cupcake in one hand. Use a paring knife, a large round up or a cupcake plunger, cut a small hole in the center of cooled cupcakes. Use the guava filling to fill the cupcake. Top with butter cream.

Guava Buttercream

1 lb. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 lb. confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 Tbsp. guava nectar
1/8 tsp. of salt
¼ cup guava pastry filling

In a medium bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter at medium speed until smooth. Add the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract and salt and beat the mixture at low speed just until combined. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat until smooth. Add guava nectar and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Spoon in guava filling and mix until combined. If the butter begins to break, keep beating. Top the cupcakes as desired.

I got this recipe from Mele Cotte, love her recipe so much.  All you need is to follow her step-by-step procedures and you will have a good and healthy GUAVA CUPCAKES for kids to love.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Cupcakes To Love This Christmas

It's getting close to Christmas and I know most of us are busy buying things.  Preparing what to wear and what food to prepare for a party.  

Well this post here will help you, especially those who loves cupcakes. These are different kinds of cupcakes that good to prepare for this season.

PEPPERMINT KISS CUPCAKES.  A light peppermint butter cream and chopped candy canes and a Hershey's Peppermint Kiss. 

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CHRISTMAS CLEVER CUPCAKES.  Eggnog cupcakes top with a Vanilla Butter cream Christmas Tree.

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GIFT-WRAPPED RED VELVET CUPCAKES.  Red velvet cupcakes topped with handmade fondant bows.

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SPARKLY LIGHT CHRISTMAS CUPCAKES.  Glittery cupcakes you like to spark.

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This is just simple cupcakes that you must try.  Just click the name of the cupcakes for the recipe.  A no hassle-easy cupcake recipe to love.

Happy Holiday's!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Golden Phoenix Cupcake

Image credit to Bloomsbury's

Behold “The Golden Phoenix.”  Hailed as the world’s most expensive cupcake, the pricey dessert costs a whopping £645 ($1,000) at Dubai’s Bloomsbury’s Cupcakes.
Served on a covered Villari 24-carat gold empire cake stand, the cupcake is adorned with edible gold and chocolate.  It was unveiled at the opening of the new Bloomsbury’s location in the Dubai Mall.
The making of the Most Expensive Cupcake in the Whole World:

Stated below this video:

Bloomsburys announces partnership tie up with the World Food Programme (WFP) for the donation of proceeds of "The Golden Phoenix" known to be the world's most expensive cupcake. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of "The Golden Phoenix" will go directly to the World Food Programme to support children during times of humanitarian crises and other causes. 
Ashraf Hamouda, WFP Head of Partnerships and Business Development, Middle east, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia:"We are immensely grateful to Bloomsbury for their formidable generosity. This unique partnership provides evidence that behind the biggest talents and business ideas, you often find the bigger hearts. As I would like to put it, a golden heart behind every Golden Phoenix: at least 1,850 underprivileged children will be fed for every precious Golden Phoenix purchased from Bloomsburys at The Dubai Mall."
The Golden Phoenix was unveiled 6 weeks ago as part of the opening of Bloomsburys at The Dubai Mall and is valued at $1,010 (3,700 AED). Youtube link to the making of the Golden Phoenix . 
Ms Shafeena Yusuff Ali, Creator of The Golden Phoenix and CEO of Tablez The Food Company: "Since the unveiling of The Golden Phoenix we have been inundated with customers coming by our store to see the cupcake presentation on screen. We are overwhelmed with the response and we wanted to affiliate The Golden Phoenix with a reputable charity at the earliest. We scouted a number of organizations, but specifically wanted to support a food based charity so that we can build a realization that all of us reading this news are very lucky and fortunate to have the privileges we have. Linking a consumable food item with a food based humanitarian programme made sense as our customers have that level of comfort that the food item they are purchasing is going towards a cause which supports children from less fortunate backgrounds. Finally we are happy to announce that we have chosen to work with the World Food Programme as our charity partners. We took the decision of partnering with WFP after researching and seeing their hard efforts and direct connections with Humanitarian causes."

Basic Ingredients of "The Golden Cupcake" 
Flour - Doves organic flour from the United Kingdom Butter - Rachels organic butter from the United Kingdom Chocolate - Premium Amedei Porcelena cocoa from ItalyVanilla Beans - Gold Ugandan high quality vanilla beansEdible Gold Sheet - 23 carat gold

This phenomenal work of art is available only at Bloomsburys at The Dubai Mall. 

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