Category Archives: Baking

Your dream wedding cake by Cake Box

My sister Sherry Gonzalez, a Baguio-based wedding cake designer, joined the recent Kasalang Filipino Wedding Fair held at Camp John Hay, Baguio City. wedding fair baguio

December is wedding season in the Philippines. With the wonderful climate around this time and the abundance of picture-perfect venues, Baguio City is fast becoming one of the country’s favorite wedding destinations. So for those who are in search of a wedding cake designer in Baguio, let me pitch my sister’s custom wedding cakes at Cake Box.

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The Cake Box booth display during the Kasalang Filipino Wedding Exhibit

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French Toast Bake Recipe | Breakfast idea

french toast bake recipeI don’t blame Pinterest for the long hours wasted pinning and repinning. It’s a wonderful place! Pinterest is where I find gorgeous home decor, helpful housekeeping tips, and lots of yummy recipes. And it’s so easy to file away stuff you find – just pin to a board and hope you’d remember to go back and actually try them out in real life. 😀 But this french toast bake recipe looked too yummy and easy to just leave it forgotten at my FOOD! board.

I was lucky to get one volunteer to assist so V and I gathered all we needed one night after dinner. Continue reading French Toast Bake Recipe | Breakfast idea

Christmas cookie recipe secret kisses for santa

Christmas cookie recipe: Secret Kisses for Santa

The idea came from this conversation while we were looking at some photos of art cakes that my sister Sherry made… And a fairly easy Christmas cookie recipe that V found in a cookbook I got from an event.

V: Aww, I wish you could bake like tita Sherry.

Me: Hmmm. I never bake. It’s very hard to bake. You have to measure everything exactly. It’s messy. We have no pans, no tools… (voice trails off with more excuses)

V: Hmm… Can I try baking?

Me: SURE! (thought bubble: whew, please don’t try to talk me into it!)

V: Really? Yay!

The other two – Patch and Nate – were excited with the new project too so off we went to the supermarket to buy their materials.

We have a kiddie cookbook at home called The Witchkins (by Mel Martinez-Francisco) that I got from the ladies of Tomatis Philippines when I attended an event at their Rockwell center. It’s got some really easy recipes and this Christmas cookie recipe –Secret Kisses for Santa-  is perfect for my newbie bakers.

Christmas cookie recipe The Witchkins kids cookbook

We all agreed to make the Secret Kisses for Santa recipe because it’s primarily egg-free (Nate is allergic to eggs). We also bought some white chocolate to substitute the Kisses in some pieces too. So even if it isn’t Christmas, and Santa is most probably enjoying himself in some sunny getaway, we decided on doing this one.

Christmas cookie recipe - secret kisses for santa with hershey's kisses

SECRET KISSES FOR SANTA – Christmas Cookie Recipe

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