Thursday, February 18, 2010


Last Friday, February 12, at National Bookstore Glorietta 5, we launched my book HOME CAFE. Here are some photos from the event.

Here's the buffet table for the food and desserts for the guests.

Here's a photo with the team of Equilibrium Intertrade Corp, supplier of Mauro Coffee and Torani Syrups.

Here are some of the desserts that we served, all recipes were taken from the book... red velvet cupcakes,
chocolate cupcakes and coconut cupcake (a recipe that I did for Yummy magazine which will be featured in the next issue).
Here are the chewy cookies that are worth trying... white chocolate macadamia, chocolate crinkles, and the deep dark chocolate cookies

We also served the sticky date pudding,
chocolate caramel bars, lemon squares, and I also served a chocolate truffle tart, a Valentine treat from Goodies N' Sweets

For the cakes, we served honey comb crunch cake and a strawberry shortcake.

Here's a table with the Home Cafe book.

Here's my favorite photo from the event, a photo with Mrs. Ramos of National Bookstore.
Then here's one with my sister Vivian, my mom, Mrs Ramos and Ms Gwenn Galvez of Anvil.

Here's the NBS team with Ms. Christine Correa.
Then here I am with friends Heny Sison, Mitos Juarez, and Gilbert Lee.

Here are our other guests...Partick Ildefonso, Paul Villegas, my brother of course, Lloyd Anastacio, and Paul and Lara Chico.
The next photo is with Pastor Nomer Bernardino with wife Dra Sylvia.

While waiting for the event to start, Tita Evie Singson, my mom and Heny sat together and chatted while enjoying their cappuccinos.
For the main event, Ms Gwenn called my sister Vivian to give a few words about 'the author' :-)

Then as part of the program, I gave a demo on how to make some drinks from the book. Here I am, putting the garnish on the Hot Tiramisu.
I also did a short demo on how to decorate the Red Velvet cupcake using the Cream Cheese Frosting. Ingredients provided by Magnolia.

After the demo, I invited everyone to try the food and the desserts at the buffet table while I chatted with the press.

Me, posing for the camera.
Next photo is with childhood friend Pam Ong-Chan.

Me in a Press interview.
Here's the Yummy team!!! Yey! thanks for coming!
Here we are, trying to look team that I did the book with... Angelo Comsti my food stylist and photographer Robby Sibal. We're missing Jaqui Franquelli in the picture who helped me with my book as well. She couldn't make it because she's on vacation.
Here I am with good friend Jackie Ang-Po with Robby and Angelo.

Here are photos of everyone having fun!

and so... I want to thank everyone who came to support me. I was glad that the launch was a success and was very well attended. For those who have not gotten their copy of the book yet, go to the nearest National Bookstore in your area already....because really, "life is too short to have a bad cup or a lousy dessert!!!"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Here are some Valentine treats that you can give to your loved ones.

Chocolate Cupcakes P60 each
Red Velvet Cupcakes P 60
Valentine Cookies... small sizes in a container P100, individuals between P30-60 depending on the size.
Chocolate Truffle Tart P750

Strawberry Shortcake mini P600, large P1200

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