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Friday, 29 June 2012

Cupcake Heaven

I never used to have a sweet tooth. I thought when I suddenly began to like sweet treats, it was just because of my pregnancy then but my baby is now almost 4 years old and the sweet cravings has never left me. This was the reason why I started baking. I was not too bad with making muffins and brownies. My frustration is always cupcakes. I find it difficult to achieve that moistness inside and don't even get me started on the frosting part. This is why I always dream of cupcakes. I have always dreamed of cupcakes way before they became the fad. It did not help that one episode of Sex and the City featured Carrie and Miranda eating this luscious frosting of a cupcake from the famous Magnolia Bakery. That would be my ultimate cupcake paradise. Not far on my list is Sonja's cupcakes in Serendra and Hummingbird bakery in London.

The usual favorite among cupcakes is the Red Velvet. I never would have thought that I will have a taste of my most coveted Red Velvet cupcake right on my doorstep.

The moment my teeth sank into this glorious Red Velvet from Delightful Desserts, I died and gone to cupcake heaven.

Need I say more?

Delightful Desserts 

Wednesday, 13 June 2012


I have to be honest, Portugal is not one of the places that I wanted to visit. We were doing a little pilgrimage to the Fatima Shrine which was the main reason why we travelled to the country. I guess I underestimated it. After a brief tour (less than a day) of the city of Lisbon, I am in love. The city is full of character and charm. I am not a lover of architecture but the beautiful buildings with colorful mosaic tile walls and little balconies really had me at hello. It is not the cleanest city but the graffitis that are all over the place gives it its rough edges. I  loved walking its small alley ways and cobbled streets. It is not a bustling city as I recall. Being there gives you that sleepy town feel and that is what I liked about it. 

Vasco De Gama bridge highly resembles the Golden Gate bridge in SF.

that's me in the corner...that's me in the spotlight.

the cutest McDonald's branch ever.

Beautiful mosaic tiled walls.

Tram transport system