Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Tiger Cake

When I first read this recipe, I was hesitant to try it because this is one of the few cakes I know of that doesn't use butter (or egg yolks) as its primary source of fat. In my mind, I was already imagining how flat it would taste devoid of one of my favorite flavors. Surprise, surprise! Was I ever wrong! So after numerous tweaks and improvement, allow me to present my improved Tiger Cake.

What makes this cake so special (other than the scrumptuous looking stripes)? For one thing, it uses olive oil, making it healthier compared to it's butter-laden cousins. It also uses pepper, which provides an almost "almond"-like taste. This cake does not sacrifice flavor for the sake of healthy eating and vice-versa. A unique cake that'll truly leave you craving for slice after slice.

This moist, mouth-watering cake (10") is worth Four Hundred and Fifty Pesos (P450.00).

Friday, March 17, 2006

Coffee Cake w/ Caramel Topping

For the past several years, coffee (or rather coffee houses) has become an integral part of our culture and social lives. Want to get together and swap a few tales? Let's head on to Starbucks. Want to hang-out with your friends but avoid the messy house clean-up that comes later on? Meet at Gloria Jean's instead!

Due to this developed taste for coffee, I've decided to come up with a simple yet delightful coffee cake that is sure to satisfy casual coffee sippers and hardcore caffeine addicts alike. A three-layer concoction of soft & airy coffee sponge cake, iced with sweetened cream and covered with crunchy caramel topping. This cake will go well with either coffee or tea.

The whole cake (10") is worth Four Hundred and Seventy Pesos (P470.00). The cake can also be iced with low-fat cream upon request.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Chocolate Strawberry Torte

Wow, it's been awhile since I last posted (two months). Time sure flies by quickly. I hope that you are all well and abundantly blessed.

But I digress. Pictured below is one of my latest concoctions, a Chocolate Strawberry Torte.

A bit meatier than a chiffon cake, this exquisite infusion of luscious chocolate and tart strawberry surprisingly breaks apart and melts in your mouth, and is sure to drive your taste buds crazy. This sinful cake/torte is topped with a creamy bittersweet ganache, ensuring the satisfaction of every chocolate lover.

The whole cake/torte (8") is worth Five Hundred & Fifty Pesos (P550.00). This a perfect gift for the chocoholic who's looking for that new twist that will satisfy both his/her love for chocolate and his/her craving for something unique (bordering on a little weird) and fresh.

Here are the photos of the Chocolate Strawberry Torte:

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Patience / Tea Party / Contact Info

I'd like to apologize for the lengthy delay between posts. I would love nothing more than to post my newest creations which include Creamy Butter Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, Lemon Bars, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Choco-Peppermint Cake and Luscious Brownies... but alas, alot has been going on in my life that demand my time and attention.

For those who might like to sample my cakes, you might like to join the wait list for the upcoming Tea Party on March 12 (please check the link for further details). I've been invited as a guest baker (thanks Lori, it truly is an honor) along with six other home bakers whose creations are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Lastly, for those who have been asking for my contact information, you can e-mail me anytime at raiyfe@yahoo.com if you have any questions or if you would like to place an order. I can deliver it to you if you're in the Q.C. area or we can meet halfway if you live too far.

Once again, thank you for your patience and for continuing to frequent my site. I really appreciate it. Please expect NEW posts within the next two weeks. God bless you.