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Cafe Fernando Turns 4

Cafe Fernando Turns 4

April 02nd, 2010  | Category: Chocolate, Memoir/Meme/Misc., Pastry


Today, Cafe Fernando turns four. I remember the day I decided on a name, bought a hosting plan, found a simple Wordpress theme and published my first post, titled "Hello World!" like yesterday. So many great things have happened since then. Things that I couldn't have ever imagined four years ago today. One day I receive an e-mail from a food writer in San Francisco asking for travel advice, ...

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Cafe Fernando Turns Three

Cafe Fernando Turns Three

March 31st, 2009  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


Today, Cafe Fernando turns three. The plans I had for this big day... I was actually planning to go through all the recipes and calculate how much butter, chocolate and eggs I consumed throughout these three years... and then maybe prepare a pie chart with this statistical info.. The biggest slice could have been a chocolate cake with bittersweet chocolate ganache... the other one a lemon pound cake ...

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Best Chocolate Cupcakes Ever

Best Chocolate Cupcakes Ever

October 30th, 2007  | Category: Chocolate, Muffins and Cupcakes


I don't remember getting this excited over a small cupcake for such a long time. These cupcakes from the insanely delicious blog Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit made 20 kids and 20+ grown-ups very happy.

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Lemon and Raspberry Birthday Cake

Lemon and Raspberry Birthday Cake

October 17th, 2007  | Category: Cakes


I love it when people are specific when it comes to what they want for their birthday cake. "Something chocolaty" or "I love strawberries" just doesn't work for me. Without a detailed brief, I am lost. All those possible combinations haunt me. Last week, we were planning a birthday for a friend at the Mansion. I offered to bake the cake with one condition only: A detailed ...

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