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My Cupcake Class

Getting inquiries on cupcake and decorating lessons so maybe it is worth opening a class or two, squeeze it in between my regular baking classes before i leave for New York on February. If you ask me, i would rather work here forever, winter in the Northeast is punishing especially to someone like me who has a weak bone due to my radiation therapy. I can actually feel the cold burrowing through my bones when we go out, then you step in the mall and it is warm like a proofing cabinet.

Below are the cupcakes done by my students ( Day 1), which will later on be covered and decorated with Italian Merengue Buttercream, that super yummy icing perfect for everything even Ensaimadas and Macarons. You just need to learn the basic creaming and mixing and you are done. I can actually load my 5 quart Kitchen Aid with 3 batches of my favorite butter cupcake recipe, lots of time covered there in a whirl so i love it.

My only beef with the new Kitchen Aid Professional Series is the switch setting knob which is so difficult to turn and that is a problem when you make an icing with a very hot sugar syrup such as the Italian Merengue Icing. I figured out a way to go around the method so my icing was not ruined, i worry about those who are about to make their first icing using this machine. Don't they test these machines before putting them on sale????

There are hundreds of recipes in the internet, but my favorite source is because almost all of the recipes i got from this site is perfect just like this one. It's a simple banana cupcake, great to eat with or without icing.

You can still avail of my Cupcake and Decorating Lessons if you have a group of at least 3, i prefer doing the sessions at my place so i won't have to bring my tools with me.

Royal Icing Drop flowers using tip 2D.

The Drop flowers on top of Butter Cupcakes and Pink Italian Merengue Buttercream

The top icing is flavored with Coffee because the celebrant likes coffee but her daughters hide the coffee jar from her, "bawal" so i sneaked it in her icing. It took me only 3 hours to do all these, had the flowers all ready so i just made the cake and the icing and assembled them all in one night. Not much extravagant decorations, i just finished a baking class so my back was really in pain at this point, good thing i have my Royal icing flowers as back up.

It gave me an idea to always pipe away flowers and stuff when i have extra time because in cases such as this, you get a phone call and someone tells you "Remember the cake you promised?" Ah, hello yeah, did i? Oh yeah, right i did and uh oh, you have a baking class and you know what it was like after right?

Oh well, you did make a promise although you never thought the party will push through because they were miles away and the person you talked to was in the Northern part of the hemisphere, ha ha ha.

You see, that is our role, those who make food for others are blessed with this gift to make other people happy without dishing out thousands of pesos out of their own pockets. I like that. Makes me feel important for once.

So did they like it? I heard the cupcakes were gone in 60 minutes, and the cake never made it to the birthday party as well. Hey, not mine anymore so fine with me.


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