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Didong’s 9th Birthday Cake

Yesterday, our then baby boy just turned 9 and he’s already our not-so-little man as he is now getting bigger and yet smarter as well.

Didong's 9th Birthday Cake

Didong has just turned 9 years old yesterday and I am so proud to share to you my creation – Didong’s 9th birthday cake.

The cake was a 3 layer 1-inch each chocolate-red velvet-chocolate cakes drizzled with chocolate ganache and topped with white chocolate chips. I also fenced the cake with chocolate sticks. Aside from the cake, I also made red velvet and chocolate cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting. I prepared all these using our new Black Tecnogas 55cm 4-Burner Gas Cooking Range which I just recently blogged about. I sure to cook, bake and prepare more sweets using this one in the coming days.

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Looking for Best Baking Ingredients in the Province

When you are in the province, it is expected that you can only have substitutions of your baking needs compared to living or staying in the city. I am not sure in other provinces but this is based on my experience – staying here in Agusan del Sur.

Baking Ingredients Substitutes

I, honestly, have hard time looking for my baking needs here when my sister asked me to bake some goodies for her son’s 9th birthday today. I was at first hesitant, not because of my skills and capabilities in preparing, but rather on the baking ingredients that are available here in the province. I am not pretty sure if I can have all what I am needing from the local market here.

However, I thanked the internet, the online shopping for giving me a choice to complete my needs. In just one click, and sure to deliver my needs the next, but this is only in Metro Manila areas, as experienced. But here in the province, delivery of online shopped items usually takes 5-7 days and this became again another head-scratching thing for me. In fact, I was about to check-out my cart in one of the online shops where I used to shop not just my kitchen stuff, but also my baking ingredients and including the Joy Jewelers platinum wedding band that attracted me most. And as usual here in the province, the date of the items to arrive is more than a week and would past the birthday of my nephew.

These all actually ended with baking substitution ingredients. Thank you dear Lord for providing us the baking ingredients substitutes.

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