Monday, February 28, 2011

Mouth-watering Specialty Cakes at Kusina ni Luisa

One of Luisa's Specialty cake

Life is a piece of cake. The saying is literally and figuratively taken by Luisa Sigua. She discovered her knack for baking quite accidentally. “Everything began with passion. It began with my passion for eating,” she shares.  She’s not afraid to try different cuisines. But no matter what she put in her mouth, it has always been the sweet sensation that she craves for.
Luisa launched her dream in her kitchen at home. Armed with the right gadgets and ingredients, she still did not get a perfect cookie or cake on her first try. But Luisa isn’t someone who easily gives up. In fact, she had taken it as a big challenge. Through trial and error, she soon realized that it’s easier to buy a cake than to make one. And because she couldn’t simply let go of making her perfect cake—so she took up baking lessons. Nowadays, Luisa can now afford to smile now that she knew how to make her perfect cake and so much more. She went on to study a course in culinary arts.
What does it take to make cakes? Baking the cake base is easy, this fact I’ve come to learn after I had taken my baking class at La Salle. Decorating it with intricate designs, doing the topping, and icing is another story. Most cake customers wondered why beautifully trimmed cakes cost that much. If you aren’t a cake baker, you might know very little about that.
You need to develop creativity and refining techniques to produce not only delicious cakes but visually lovely pieces as well. We can call cake decoration an art, for each piece that goes on top of each baked product is a result of one’s creativity. The size, shape, positioning of each piece of d├ęcor and colors used must all be aesthetically pleasing.
Upon personally seeing Luisa’s cakes, I could not contain my enthusiasm and wanted to know how she did her attractive cakes. I can’t help but marvel at how beautiful pink rose petals evolved from a tube of fondant icing in the adept hands of Luisa. Credit is due to the chef. A lady less passionate about flavors and designs would not have achieved such merit for her work. Like any other chef of her stature (Most Outstanding Baking Student and a gold medalist), she capitalizes on quality ingredients, recognition of their importance and knowledge of how to best use them.

Everybody loves to eat cakes. If you know one who doesn’t, then you must let her try cakes made by Kusina ni Luisa. She absolutely have one of the best cakes in town! You’ll be amazed how a non-cake eater will easily turn into a cake lover after tasting one of Luisa’s delectable cakes that leave one craving for more.   
Among her best sellers are luscious black forest cakes, boat tarts and food for the gods, to-die-for Braso de Mercedes, Fudgie brownies.
For orders and other inquiries, please call or text Luisa at 09305587452 or  09228765081.


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