Instagram Photo Caption from @katrinaalana: So happy to chance upon and exhibit at the mall and learn something about Filipino artists. My favorite oil painting by cubist master Sofronio Ylanan Mediza or SYM is called the Statue of David 1. I love the vibrant colors and the unique perspective of this style.
Instagram Photo Caption from @katrinaalana: Have you tried the food at Orange Karenderia in Cebu? The food is amazing! You must try the Crispy Tuna Bihod, Betsy’s Chicken and the Brazos when you’re in town. Watch out for our full blog post in the next few weeks.
Instagram Photo Caption from @katrinaalana: To @susansimpsonhome with love. Had my hubby post your #goodygoodygiftswap yesterday. Will send you the tracking number via email. Happy Holidays!
Instagram Photo Caption from @katrinaalana: My sister @inalaeiram and her bf Kim from Douce Amor Pastries surprised me with a belated birthday cake at home when I arrived from the airport. I love the tousled hair (very realistic!) and the awesome fudgy chocolate cake with ganache filling with marshmallow fondant. Yummy and such a pretty cake! ❤❤❤
Instagram Photo Caption from @katrinaalana: Finally off on a long vacation. Feel so glad to have the time to focus on my personal projects, catch up on my reading while spending time with our families. See you in a few hours Cebu!
Our video of the week is White Christmas by Human Nature. I love the close harmony singing with this classic Christmas Song. Check out more videos through their Youtube channel. Merry Christmas folks!
Instagram Photo Caption from @katrinaalana: Today is out last day at the @publicgarden Christmas Market. We will be closing our shop for the holidays as we will be on vacation until the middle of January. The fair opens officially at 1 pm. We offer on the spot calligraphy services and we’re selling our wax seals. Come down and say hello.
Instagram Photo Caption from @katrinaalana: Baking goodies this holiday season? Check out our DIY Calligraphy Christmas Cupcake Topper at the www.katrinaalana.com
Last week I gave away some Christmas cupcakes at work and I wanted to personalize it for each recipient in order to show my appreciation for each person I’ve worked with. Unfortunately, due to our busy schedule and since we’re not able to bake in the kitchen of our apartment, I ordered the cupcakes from a nearby bakery.
The cupcake in this photo is from The Marmalade Pantry, which we bought from Oriole during Public Garden’s Christmas Markets.
I wanted to combine my fascination with cupcake toppers and my love for calligraphy, so I came up with this Christmas Cupcake Topper which is quick and easy to make. This project can be made and enjoyed by the whole family, however, we do not recommend letting children operate the hot glue gun as it may cause burns.
- Triangular Die Cutter or you can cut triangles yourself
- Star Shaped Die Cutter
- Green Paper
- Yellow Paper
- Yellow Calligraphy Ink
- Bamboo Forks from Daiso
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Stick (not in the photo)
1. Cut triangle shapes from the green paper to form the tree shape.
2. Cut star shapes from the yellow paper.
3. I decided to use a bamboo fork instead of a regular toothpick since the top a has a flat side where I can securely attach the green paper tree. A tooth pick would not look neat and it may move around while the cupcakes are being transported.
Write your calligraphy on the body of the tree and stick the yellow star and bamboo fork using a hot glue gun.
We hope you enjoy this simple DIY project and please share photos of your own Christmas Cupcake Topper by sharing a link below or by tagging us in Instagram.
Instagram Photo Caption from @katrinaalana: Made a mental note to drop by at T30 to experience so I can try the traditional Chinese tea next time I’m in the area. Love the decor.