Honestly, I found it real hard where to buy my baking needs here in the province, in Agusan del Sur. Comparing the availability of my baking needs here, I can’t find a shop where almost all of the ingredients are to be bought in one shopping instance. I still need to jump from one store to the other. The worse thing, I need to travel an hour from one municipality to another just to complete my needs.
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So I really went to other town and tried to sport for some. However, instead of baking ingredients, I got some Qs from another customer asking for how to change strings on an electric guitar. I was like surprised at first but when she pointed to the silicon mold of a guitar, it was just that time I grasped what she really wanted to ask. She was just actually throwing some joke which didn’t crack at me at first.
Moreover, I still manage to get some substitute ingredients and able to prepare goodies tasty and really mouth-watering.
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 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.
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.
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.
Just few minutes ago, a staff from one of the country’s known logistic company stepped down here in our front yard and excitedly brought our new Black Tecnogas 55cm 4-Burner Gas Cooking Range which I just ordered from an online shopping store, Lazada.com.ph.
Here are some of the specifications of this Black Tecnogas 55cm 4-Burner Gas Cooking Range:
- 55cm Cooking Range
- 4 x gas burners
- Built-in oven thermometer
- Gas oven and grill
- 54L – Large Oven
- Full electric ignition
- Double glass oven door, oven light
- Glass lid, easy to open cavity, Inox knobs
I have not tried this unit myself yet. But I will let you all know how this one functions as soon as I could spare a time to cook and bake using this new addition in our kitchen.