October 23, 2015

The Sous Chef's Creations



Fruit carvings are laid out on display at the resort's cold room during brunch. The carvings mainly serve as table centerpiece but they can also be used as dessert.This past Sunday, the sous chef did a beautiful presentation by decorating the dessert table with these intricately carved watermelon and cantaloupe. Kudos to her for single-handedly carving them all!

October 20, 2015

Cake Decorating Can Be Difficult



The resort where I work provides complimentary birthday cake to its guests. Guests can choose the flavors  they like.  I create it according to the needs and requirements of the person celebrating but decorating is all up to me. Occasionally, I can think of ideas in a snap. When there is a long interval especially during off season,  my mind gets sluggish. It takes time for me to come up with a nice design for a cake.

October 16, 2015

A Special Treat For A Very Special Occasion




I've got hooked on ALDUB tandem of Juan For All, All For Juan segment of a popular noontime show in the Philippines called Eat Bulaga even I am a long way away from home. Thanks to the internet, it gives me the updates and all the latest happenings on the much loved couple in Philippine show business. Today I join the celebration as the whole ALDUB nation  marks the third month of the couples first meeting.  And what better way to celebrate the occasion than with these soft, moist and fluffy chocolate cupcakes? Cupcakes pa more!


October 5, 2015

A Small Cake Decorating Mishap



This year's offseason  is unusual. There were less happenings at the resort these days compared to  the previous year when we catered for quite a number of parties long after the busy season has passed, I am getting bored. I am not used to experiencing slow days  at work too often as I enjoy hard work and being active.

At times like this when it is slow and quiet, baking something nice can keep my spirits high. When I got a request to make a chocolate cake for a guest and her girlfriends, I  was delighted. I have finally got something to get me motivated once again.