Disney’s Cars Inspired Cake

Today is very exciting for me. It’s my first time sharing with all my readers the cakes that Charlie and I do. Those that know me knows that my family owns a local bakery in Granada Hills called Ninong’s Pastries & Cafe. I’ve been around Filipino baking and cooking my entire life because of them. Lucky me! In October of 2008, after a long story of money wasted, we opened Ninong’s for the first time. And to be honest, we had no idea what we were in for. But, it has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my life.

We’ve done many cakes before, which you can find on the Ninong’s Facebook and Tumblr Blog. But It’s such a big part of out lives that I just feel like I need to share it here. So today, I’m going to share an adorable cake we did for a 1st birthday.

Jayden’s mom and dad (awesome parents!) came in on a busy, busy weekend. So busy I couldn’t even remember if it was Saturday or Sunday. They came in and said, we want a Cars cake and after talking with them about what they wanted I immediately said SURE! They came in to visit the day before their 10 am pick up and saw us working on the cake and they made us even MORE excited to get this cake done for their cutie patootie!

They went with our popular red velvet with cream cheese filling and requested to add some fresh strawberries.

Here’s my favorite little guy 🙂

 

Dreams and Realities

I’ve always been a big dreamer. Sometimes, I dream so fast that reality can’t keep up. It’s funny really (maybe to no one else but me), but I can daydream myself to exhaustion. The truth is, my mind wanders. It wanders A.LOT. It’s hard for me to focus at times, okay, all the time. Because I have all these ideas running through my mind. They come and go so fast that I can’t even write them down before I forget them. So, my series of dreams and realities will be everything that I have the pleasure of remember to write down. So here we go, without further ado…

  • To go to New York
  • To protect my family from harm
  • To find greatness in the simple things in life
  • Do invitations full time

  • Charlie and I planned to go to New York this year. I’ve never been to the Big Apple, and Charlie has never been further east than Las Vegas. For the past 2 years, I wanted to go and attend the National Stationery Show and experience it for the first time. It looks like we won’t be making our way east this year, but we will next year. I know we will.
  • My family means so much to me. With everything that we’ve gone through the past few years, all I’ve wanted to do is help them and protect them. I’ve been praying for guidance on this and hopefully the answer will come to me soon.
  • I know it’s my fault, I put too much on my plate again. I haven’t been able to focus on designing and consulting as much as I want to. Because of this things have been going incredibly slowly for me. BUT! I’m turning things around. It all starts with me.

Dreams and Realities

I’ve always been a big dreamer. Sometimes, I dream so fast that reality can’t keep up. It’s funny really (maybe to no one else but me), but I can daydream myself to exhaustion. The truth is, my mind wanders. It wanders A.LOT. It’s hard for me to focus at times, okay, all the time. Because I have all these ideas running through my mind. They come and go so fast that I can’t even write them down before I forget them. So, my series of dreams and realities will be everything that I have the pleasure of remember to write down. So here we go, without further ado…

  • To go to New York
  • To protect my family from harm
  • To find greatness in the simple things in life
  • Do invitations full time

  • Charlie and I planned to go to New York this year. I’ve never been to the Big Apple, and Charlie has never been further east than Las Vegas. For the past 2 years, I wanted to go and attend the National Stationery Show and experience it for the first time. It looks like we won’t be making our way east this year, but we will next year. I know we will.
  • My family means so much to me. With everything that we’ve gone through the past few years, all I’ve wanted to do is help them and protect them. I’ve been praying for guidance on this and hopefully the answer will come to me soon.
  • I know it’s my fault, I put too much on my plate again. I haven’t been able to focus on designing and consulting as much as I want to. Because of this things have been going incredibly slowly for me. BUT! I’m turning things around. It all starts with me.