Cake for my nephew’s birthday and my sister’s failed surprise… :-)

Hello there! πŸ™‚

Feb 25 is my big sister’s birthday. My sister has been very supportive of me with all my endeavors (and thats not few)… πŸ™‚ I really want to give back something to her as a token of my appreciation so i planned to bake her favorite red velvet cake and design it like our calculator (Ate Carmi-eldest, Me-middle, Carolin-youngest; we bought 3 identical calculators for ourselves). I drew an exact replica of our calculator as a symbol that reminds me of her… πŸ™‚

Last Feb 23, while i was tutoring her eldest daughter, she came in the room and asked me if i was busy no the next few days. I initially thought that maybe she wanted me to help her with her work or something (and i didnt want to tell her that i was making her a cake) so i said i was free. She then asked me if i could make a cake for her bday but design it depending on how her son wants it to look………….. *birds chirping* ………. I looked at her and said, “Kakainis ka te… πŸ™‚ Gagawan dapat kita ng cake e… (this is so frustrating… i was suppose to make you a cake…) :-)” I then got my notebook where i sketched the cake that i was going to make for her… Her eyes sparkled with pure joy… πŸ™‚ I was so happy… πŸ™‚ My surprise cake wasn’t delivered but i got the result i hoped for……her genuine happiness; the one she deserves for being the best older sister a person could wish for… πŸ™‚

My nephew love cars. I mean, he really LOVES them… πŸ™‚ He wanted a real moving car that can last him years (which a cake is not really capable of) so we decided to make a race track cake and buy a toy car to place on top… πŸ™‚ So, here it is… πŸ™‚

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Until next time… πŸ™‚ God bless… πŸ™‚

<3,
chefcams

My “i-wanna-grow-old-with-you” cake… :-)

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I’ve been thinking of a gift for my special someone this valentines day. not that sure if i can pull it off,but i still did it… πŸ™‚ i sketched “several” (about 30 samples) faces as peg as to how my cake would look like (drawing or sketching is my least best talent)… πŸ™‚ Well,i’ll save you the hassle of looking at those sketches… πŸ™‚ Before i placed the cake, i piped chocolate on the board saying several messages and pick up lines for him… πŸ™‚

The board:

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The faces:

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My cake:

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Hope you enjoyed guys… πŸ™‚

Until next time… πŸ™‚ God bless! πŸ™‚

<3,
chefcams

Little pleasures – Sleeping on SAND

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One of the things on my bucketlist (got it from my baby sister) is getting to sleep on the shore of a beach… πŸ™‚ Last last night, we got to do it… We got the chance to go to Lobo, Batangas and our older siter offered if we wanted to sleep at the shore. Without thinking twice, we agreed and we did… πŸ™‚ Its so priceless to sleep with the sound of the waves as our music and the chirping of the birds as our wake up call… πŸ™‚ God was so good, the weather was perfect; no rain yet it was cool…

Priceless moment I got to share with my special someone…

A must try!

Until next time… πŸ™‚ God bless!

<3,

chefcams

Big Cadei’s Food House joins its first bazaar!

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Last September 6-8, 2013 was my first bazaar ever!!! πŸ˜€

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Together with a good friend of mine, we rented a food booth at Manila Sundance Bazaar which was held at Metro Tent, Ortigas. We sold Lechon Kawali and Kapampangan Sisig… πŸ™‚ We served it in 4 different styles: A La Carte, Rice Topping (with sinangag and itlog), Sushi and Lumpia.

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Our experience was really worth our time and effort… πŸ™‚ We got to see how things really work in this situation, in the “real world”. You have to be open when unexpected scenarios come along and you better make sure that you always serve with a smile (it surely makes things easier)… πŸ™‚

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We prepared around 400pax of food which we all sold within those 3days… πŸ™‚ We even had to buy a second batch of raw mats to make our sisig because it became such a hit! πŸ™‚

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Because of the great feeling we had for serving great food with excellent service, we joined another bazaar at The Elements, Centris on September 28-29, 2013 and another that will be held at Pinoy Big Brother Concert Hall (at ABS-CBN) on October 7-13, 2013 which is entitled “Brands Red Hot Sale”.

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Want great finds and GREAT FOOD?? Well then, SEE YOU THERE! πŸ˜€

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Until next time! πŸ™‚

<3,
chefcams

Economic Growth of The Philippines and bombings at Central Mindanao

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Lately, there are tons of changes that the Philippines is going through. News on our economic growth is really great! πŸ™‚ There are people saying that those are just numbers and that the majority doesn’t feel a thing… but hey, something is always better than nothing. Besides, does people really expect change to happen in just a snap??! (Yung iba naman, may masabi lang?? Hmmp!) Try putting yourself in the shoes of the government/president, what would you have done to increase the economic percentage and at the same time balancing the other aspects and issues, then have it felt by every person in the country. GOOD LUCK TO YOU!

I also heard about the bombings in different parts of Central Mindanao. Well… this is really sad. I couldn’t quite figure why people do that. But you know what’s both sad and funny?? A prominent news caster said that in one of those bombing incidents, the one used for bombing is just fertilizer mixed with something else (sorry, wasn’t able to take note what that something was… :-D). He also said that the components used for making bombs or explosives are readily available in Mindanao. What I was thinking was, if ordinary people can make explosives, why can’t our PNP or Army make some as well. I mean, I know it would seem lame or weird, but it’s effective and inexpensive isn’t it?? [Dagdag sa explosives din yon… :-D]

Remembering Commodore Ramon Alcaraz in WWII; they may be ill-equipped, the odds may be to their disadvantage — His Q-Boat was made of wood yet he managed to shoot 3 of the 9 ships of the opponent — and yet they did not back down on the enemy. [ I got that from the Philippine Daily Inquirer (mobile app) which quoted President Noynoy.] Let’s improvise! πŸ˜€

With that, I believe we can produce 3x, 4x or even 5x more explosives than actually buying branded ones. But ofcourse, we still need to buy good guns and other stuff to boost the confidence and self-esteem of our soldiers. Parang pampa-dami lang ba… πŸ˜€ I also feel that the army and other sections will feel Β ashamed if they use those fertilizer bombs or improvised explosives, but that’s just because of the name “fertilizer”. To address that, lets just change the name… πŸ˜€ Like IE007 (IE for improvised explosive and 007 for James Bond! Hahahaha!) or the like… πŸ™‚ i believe that there’s nothing to be ashamed of especially if it will help strengthen our military force. plus, some are just ashamed because they do no understand. They only know that it is made of fertilizer, but the effectiveness and the advantages we get compared to other explosives we currently use, they are not aware of or they don’t consider. Think about it. If ordinary people can do it, why not our military representatives?

Suggestion: Maybe the government can assign a certain group (specialists, chemist, etc) to make sophisticated improvised explosives using Β readily available materials as its components. Remember, Β “Maliit man, nakakapuwing din”. πŸ˜€

Until next time! πŸ™‚

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chefcams