Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sneak peek (or not)

Where has all the time gone? In just 5 months, my grandson Lachlan will already be 2 years old!  It hasn't even been that long since I shared about his existence here! He is my world these days and everything I do seems to revolve around him. When he is with me (which is a LOT), I can't do anything much that doesn't involve him and I have had to adjust my own life according to his schedule. It is much like being a first time mother all over again! It has been a great challenge but I am not complaining.  I am happy!

When Lachlan is not with me, that is when I squeeze in my baking. I try to finish cake orders first. If by some miracle, I still have the time (and will) to do some experimenting then that is a huge bonus! Today, for instance, Lachlan is at daycare.  Guess what I am having for lunch? Cake 🙅!!  I made a Rocky Road cake this morning,  the recipe of which I intend to include in my "I don't know if it's ever going to get finished" second book.

It's another copycat of a Red Ribbon bakeshop cake.
Truth is, I have been making new cakes for the past several months with the same intention of putting all of them in the book. Sometimes I have to time it when there's an occasion, like this Chocolate Pistachio cake which I made for my husband's birthday last November...

Or this Biscoff (or Speculoos) cake for my sister in-law's birthday in December.

Other times I make cakes just because it makes me feel guilty not to exert more effort...

Mocha crumble cake
Coconut almond (Rafaello) cake
Chocolate mousse cake
There are still more but I am going ever so slowly with the writing and drafting 😢 And I still have this whole list of ideas for cakes to do!

I know I have been real unfaithful to this blog. But I do hope you are all still out there.  And I hope you are still willing to wait patiently for me. Motivate me, please 🙏 If you have any request for cakes that you want me to "copy", let me know! Make my list even longer 😄!

Ok that's it for now!  I have to go and clean up everything I used to make my Rocky Road cake.  I just dumped them in the sink so I can update this blog while I still can.  Till next!


  1. I've been waiting for a new post from you. I check your blog every week. Although im subscribed via email i still open the blog which is on my screen so its just 1 click just in case i miss to receive an email of your new entry. I understand how busy (and happy) it could be if you have a baby at home and i commend you for still having able to bake because when i had my daughter i stopped taking orders and just bake for the family. I will diligently wait for your book to finish and im excited to try your new cakes.I am ever so thankful for your generosity. God bless you and your family x

  2. Would you be willing to have a go at a peanut-butter and chocolate cheesecake? :D I've been watching Youtube recipe videos of Gretchen's Bakery, and although I get inspired by her, I'm not sure I can trust her taste in sugar. I get the feeling she's got a heavy hand in sugar. Do you think you could have a crack at copying her peanut butter chocolate cheesecake recipe? :D

    1. I'm not really a cheesecake person. Maybe I can do a cake with that flavour combination.

  3. Oh yeah, pa-request rin ng black forest? :D (Pakapalan na ng mukha. :P)

    1. Black forest recipe is already in my first book!

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    1. Yup, I have done that! But instead of wafers inside, it's cake. The wafer sticks are just on the outside :)

  5. I am so excited for your 2nd book. Can't wait to buy it!

  6. Can you make a version of Japanese cheesecake? It is like a chiffon but with cream cheese on it. By the way I love your vanilla chiffon cake and I already kinda perfect it yay!!! I use it to make yema cake & caramel cake.
    Thank you Mis Corinne

  7. Love all your recipe❤❤❤...thank you Ms Corinne😊