Happiness in Baking

One thing that kept me very busy, aside from my being a full time nanay, is home baking. I don't know when it started basta one day, I realized I was into it already. All I remember was that I saw a video (or was it a photo?) of a Korean flower cake. Do you know those cakes with buttercream piped flowers? Those ones. I knew I wanted to try doing it, too. I just fell in love with it.

So, my baking journey began and I started watching videos and googling instructions and tutorials on how to pipe buttercream flowers. I even attended workshops just to learn more about it. I am just so thankful that I have a very supportive husband who tells me to just go and do it. Whatever makes me happy.

Bento Caravan Flower Cake
One of the swiss buttercream flower cakes I made a few months back. I am really so inlove with Korean flower piping.

To date, I have done several flower cakes already. Some were gifts I gave to friends and relatives. Others were orders from me. Yes, I do accept cake orders from time to time but I just couldn't do it full time at the moment. But nonetheless, baking, aside from bento-making, makes me happy. I hope to be able to learn more in the coming days.

Baking is really a nice hobby, don't you think? What other hobbies can a stay at home mom like me do with my family? Hmm, maybe learn an instrument? I honestly don't know how to play a single instrument. Learning to play a guitar would be great! Well, that would wait for the mean time as we have yet to look for one maybe at guitar center eugene.

Do you bake, too? What do you like to bake?

Long Time, No Blog

Hi there everyone! It's been a looooong time. I admit, I miss blogging a lot. Sorry for not blogging for like a year and a half (whoa!). Been super duper busy with mom life and other things that's why blogging has been set aside for the time being. But now, I am really hoping to be back again in the blogging world. I have a lot of kuwento na. Naipon na lahat ng mga kuwento ko, hihi! Naninibago rin tuloy ako, I have to get to know how to use my blogger platform again. Long time, no update from me.

Here's to hoping for more blogs in the coming days again.

See you soon! :-)


Lego - Themed Bento

Making a lego - themed bento has always been one on my list but since I don't have any lego molder, I never attempted to make one. Until one day, I was able to watch a video tutorial in youtube (there are lots of tutorials there! thanks to those who shared!) on how to make lego blocks using a clean drinking straw. I was like "Ahh, so that's how they do it all along!" Hihi! So, one day, I tried creating my own version.

Tadah! Here's my first ever lego - themed bento.

Lego - Themed Bento


The Bento CaraVan Shop Opening GiveAway

The Bento Caravan Opening Giveaway has officially ended. Thank you all from the bottom of our bento - loving hearts for joining and supporting our simple giveaway! ♥ 

Congratulations to Ms. Jill Rodriguez for winning the Hello Kitty Bento Starter Set and to Ms. Jen Gonzales for winning the Working Cars Bento Starter Set

Til our next giveaway everyone! 

For affordable and kawaii bento tools, please visit our bento online shop on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BentoCaravan

To see more of my bento creations, please visit our Instagram account at @BentoCaravan

Thank you once again! :-) 


The Bento CaraVan

Hello there, friends! It's been a while. Yeah, I know, I am really sorry for the lack of posts nowadays. Such a busy bee. 

Anyway, I would just like to share with you all how happy I am with how my bento making interest is turning out. You see, my husband and I have finally decided to take this interest of mine up a notch. Yes, after much thought and lots and lots of prayers, we have finally decided to open our very own bento shop! I have already created a Facebook page and an Instagram account. I named it Bento CaraVan. Caravan means travelling merchants, right? Well, I may not be with a group but then I love where my bento journey is travelling nowadays. I feel really blessed that I am able to inspire other people into making not only cute food for their kids but nutritious and healthy food as well. Another reason why I chose CaraVan is simply because it has the Van at the end, haha! Pretty obvious, eh? Since my name is Van, so I guess it fits just right. :-) 

The Bento CaraVan


Father's Day 2015 (And A Bento!)

We are a very simple family and we always prefer to have just a tiny celebration at home whenever there's an occasion.  Our Father's Day celebration might not have been grand but the important thing is we are together as a family happily.

I cooked spaghetti with Clara Ole Three Cheese sauce, added in some shiitake mushroom, peas, ham and some all purpose cream. It was a very easy recipe really. And oh, may I just say that the Clara Ole Three Cheese sauce was sooo good! I'm not paid or sponsored for saying this, it's really how I think it is. Even hubby said it was really yummy. I think it's probably now our favorite spaghetti sauce! 

I also cooked Maja Mais with cheese overload, hihi! Cheese is my hubby and our son's favorite thing in this world! We didn't have a grater though so I had no choice but to cut the cheese in cubes. :-P

Also made a simple and rush dedication because hubby was coming back inside the house already when I did it and I didn't want him to see what I was doing, haha! 

Spaghetti with Clara Ole Three Cheese


Olaf Bento

I shared with you in the previous post about my recent bento tools haul. I happened to chance upon a snowflakes plunger at The Landmark in Trinoma so I got that one, too. And I can't wait til Christmas before I start using it, hahaha! So, I thought, maybe I could try my luck and make a Frozen-themed bento. Since my kid is a boy, obviously I couldn't make Elsa or Ana, hahaha! So, the best option is the super adorable Olaf! 

And so, tadah, here's what I made for Trev's bento. 

Olaf Bento