Kitchen MIshaps and Victories, Restaurant Rants and Raves and a whole lotta wanderlust!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Traveling Tummy: Cupcakes and Champagne

Loose Leaf tea and tea bags


Make shift tower by Ala, made of plates, tea cups and mugs-and sticky tac.

Trish's Banana Cupcake--half eaten *teehee*

Spinach Dip. *drool*

With fellow baker, Trish

With spinach dip maker cam---> We're both inked by Ricky Sta. Ana, with designs by my sister, Ala Paredes!

*Oh yeah, have I mentioned I love tattoos as much as I love food?*

and just because I love rings...

My friend Trish here in Sydney ( and I decided that while I am here, we needed to have some sort of get together with us baking cupcakes. It was an Afternoon Tea party, with actually tea, but most of us were drinking wine.

On the menu:

By Me--

Red Light Special
Will you marry me

By Trish--

Banana cupcakes w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

Lisette brought dukkah, eaten with bread dipped in olive oil and balsamic, Cams brought spinach dip in a bread bowl, Geraldine, Miguel and Pete brought a cheese platter---aaaaand Awafi Lebanese Chicken (woohoo!) The chicken was a bit out of place but in my opinion, there is never a wrong time to eat Lebanese chicken with garlic sauce. Never.

People brought wines, mostly whites like Chardonnay, Riesling and Moscato and some Sparkling Roses. The day ended at almost 2 am. It was great catching up with friends!


  1. Stealing the photos!!! Let's do this again Aycs! When are you back in the country?

  2. Maybe in a few months- i need to fix my visa. we'll see! fingers crossed!