Loco over Coco

Meet my friend, Michelle Teves. Many of you remember her pretty face which graced countless magazine covers and commercials. All my guy friends from DLSU would literally stalk her while she ate her lunch at the cafeteria! (Ibubuking ko na sana by mentioning their names but they might “unfriend” me on Facebook. And you know nowadays, unfriending in FB is more painful than unfriending in real life. Haha!) Fresh-faced Michelle is now a busy mom to her 3 kids Lucas, Andres and her mini me, Natalia. She has also taken the role of Baking Guru with her 4th baby, Coco..as in Coco Cakes! I’ve been seeing all her yummy treats all over my news feed for months, I knew I just had to share the Coco Madness with my readers!
“I’ve been baking for a long time, but it was really more for family and friends since it was just a hobby. About three years ago, I made a cake for my daughter Natalia’s birthday – a stacking teacups cake – and after that requests for cakes seemed to increase. Late last year, I put up my BLOG, and that’s pretty much when my hobby transformed into a business. The orders haven’t stopped since and people have even asked me to put up a shop!”- Michelle

Michelle’s love for baking started when she was just a young girl, acting as her Mommy’s little helper in the kitchen. She has passed on this Mother-Daughter Kitchen tradition and now enjoys bonding and baking with her adorable, Tali. She gets all her cute and whimsical ideas from her little ones. Michelle shares, “I get my inspiration from a lot of things. I pretty much see beautiful things in everything around me, especially when I see my kids. I incorporate these inspirations in my work.”

I love giving and receiving cakes as gifts..it’s always such a sweet and thoughtful gift to give! So if you have a special occasion coming up or if you just want to surprise someone randomly, I highly recommend Coco Cakes. For orders, all you have to do is send an email to ilovecococakes@gmail.com at least 3-4 days in advance for simple cakes, cookies and cupcakes. For more elaborate designs, you can give her an allowance of 7-8 days. Michelle works closely with her clients and loves to create customized treats that suit each client’s taste and personality. Her beautiful cakes are yummy too and come in butter, lemon, chocolate and chocolate chip flavors. For the cupcakes, there’s vanilla, chocolate, lemon, chocolate chip, banana chocolate chip, carrot and red velvet. Hayayayayayay. I’m drooling as I type. I think I should apply as Coco Cake’s official taste tester! 🙂 Michelle, where do I send in my resume??
 I’m giving away Customized Coco Cakes to 
3 Lucky Blog Readers!
 Simply answer this question:
“If you could give a cake to someone special,
who would it be and WHY?”

1. Click LIKE on the Facebook button below this post. 
2. Click LIKE on the Coco Cakes FB Page
3. Send your entries along with your home address to pattylaurelblog@gmail.com on or before August 26, 2011.
If you are chosen, Michelle will make a personalized cake for that special someone in your life. The perfect gift for your hardworking mom, your adorable boyfriend, or even your favorite coworker! So get creative with your answers!:) Winners will be notified via email. 

Special thanks to Krissy Rodriguez of
 Little People Lifestyle Photography for all the lovely photos
Watch out for my special photography feature soon!

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