Chicharon, Birthday Cakes and [Plastic] Legs.

Soooo. Finally, It’s Friday. FIF. Not at catchy as TGIF, but hey, whatever works. 😁

I was looking for pictures of a Christmas cake I made last year and I realized I took a lot of pictures of stuff I wanted to cover here. So for this article I’ll just some of these pics to show what I’ve been up to for the last couple of weeks. 😊😉

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My Dalandan Christmas Cake from 2015. Dalandan is a local fruit that’s basically a smaller orange with green zest.

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We had a Local Products Fair in the office a few weeks back. There were about 20 or so booths but of course I gravitated towards the food stalls.😋😋😋

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Different Filipino rice cakes. Puto Pao (top left) are soft steamed rice flour muffins with pork asado filling, topped with a slice of salted egg.

 

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Stacks of Chicharon (Pork Cracklings), Pastillas and Yema (Chewy milk candies) and Cassava Chips alongside other locally produced snacks.😋
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Roasted Pork Belly Lechon stuffed with chopped onions, garlic, red and green chilies and other aromatics. Super crispy skin and tender, spicy, flavorful meat. I was drooling.😍🐽
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Sorbetes, or dirty ice cream, is a popular Filipino street food, especially during the summer months. Each color is supposed to be a different flavor (in this case, Avocado, Mango and Strawberry) but they pretty much tasted the same. Still yummy though.🍦🍦🍦

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I made a semi-naked Neapolitan cake 2 Sundays ago for some friends who were celebrating their Birthdays. I was initially planning on using fresh flowers as cake topping but I came across an article online that basically said that this was a no-no, especially for lilies. Good thing too, since I was thinking of using Stargazers. I’ll link the article here later, it was an interesting read.

In any case, I just decided to top my cake with buttercream rosettes while keeping the layers visible on the sides. I used the Neapolitan cake recipe from BrownEyedBaker [thank you much!] although I made some slight revisions on the chocolate cake layer and the frostings used.

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I decided on a semi-naked approach to show the different layers. Pretty!
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I topped the cake with dark chocolate buttercream, strawberry buttercream and strawberry candies. The dark choco buttercream was a bit too hard to pipe out, hence the cracks. It was yummy, though.😋🍫🍓🎂

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I was walking around the “food court” of our office building trying to decide what to eat for breakfast while reading some emails on my phone when I saw storage doors (I didn’t even know there were doors there, lol.) open. Smack at the center was a pile of plastic legs. I kinda freaked out at first since my mind was on other things and I’m a bit near sighted as well, and so didn’t immediately see that they were plastic. Still freaky though.

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