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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Sweet Delights for The Most Important People In Your Life

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Sweet Delights for The Most Important People In Your Life

Sweets and pastries are presents that will surely put a smile on anyone’s face—and as you know, the best way to anyone’s heart is, yes, most likely, through his/her stomach. Cynthia Patos, professional baker, pastry chef, and cake designer and host of Lifestyle’s Sweet Talk, shares delightful cake and pastry suggestions for the most important people in your life. Her recos will surely bag you Best Gift Giver honors:

For your mother-in-law: “A beautiful bundt cake she can enjoy with her tea or coffee, like a maple-glaze doughnut cake.


For your best friend: “Cinnamon Rolls, straight from the oven… only the best for your bestie.


For the guy you're crushing on: “Homemade chocolate bars! My hubby is an easy target with these homemade snickers.”


For the boss who's hard to please: “Pound cake is an all-around people pleaser—bonus point if you know your boss' favorite flavor! If not, I will share my mom’s rule for gift giving: ‘If you love it for yourself, then it’s great for someone else!’ A pumpkin spice pecan cake coupled with candied orange glaze is a personal favorite.


For the little kids in your gift list: “Jars of mini colorful donuts! These are fun to make since you can be as creative as you like, and they’re perfect for little hands the recipe was featured on Sweet Talk’s pilot episode!)!


Potluck for the barkada/office Christmas party: “This almond pear tart (the recipe is featured on the show) is always a hit whenever I’ve shared it, I have no doubt your officemates and friends will love it!


Tune in to Sweet Talk every Friday 10:30PM, for Cynthia’s kitchen secrets and delectable dessert and pastry recipes, or if you don’t have the time or patience to make your own, check out these stores and sites for options:

Cynthia’s very own Cynfully Sweets offers custom-made cakes and pastries. Email

Bundtwagon by Cara has authentic and delish bundt cakes in various sizes. Mobile +639178687053 or

Krispy Kreme’s too cute Christmas donuts will make the kids’ (and kids at hearts') hearts melt. Visit them at Bonifacio High Street and leading malls nationwide

Sam’s Kitchen has an exciting selection of cupcakes with a twist—naked cupcakes (sponge cake that has icing in between layers paired with berries). Mobile +639173060589

Mac & Jar allows you to have the best of both worlds, macaron and ice cream that is, by creating unique combinations from their wide array of flavors, for a one-of-a-kind special treat for everyone in your life.

Lifestyle Network is available on SkyCable channel 52 and on Destiny Digital


READ: We Got to Taste the World in Small Plates!


Photographs courtesy of Cynthia Patos





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