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#tbt to Dessert Heaven from Essence of Hazel

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Essence of Hazel’s Bailey’s Cheesecake, Chocolate Indulgence Cupcake, Chocolate covered Strawberry and Chocolate drizzled Pretzel

#tbt to Dessert Heaven from Essence of Hazel!

When Essence of Hazel’s Budget Friendly Box of Bailey’s Cheesecake, Chocolate Indulgence Cupcake, Chocolate covered Strawberry and Chocolate drizzled Pretzel popped up in my Instagram feed for $1200JMD, it was a no-brainer.

I know CEO, Kayla Evans to be another Baker who makes rich Chocolate Cakes, so I couldn’t wait to try more from her.

It was refreshing to order from Kayla. She was professional, communicated effectively, was on time and followed up with me for feedback.

It was my Anniversary last Thursday and this box of heavenly goodness was the perfect dessert after lunch and surprise treat for my husband who adores not only me, but Chocolate. We had it with Champagne and it was just as good as expected. The Cakes were rich, moist, and flavourful.

Be sure to check out what Essence of Hazel has for Mother’s Day. A sensational package!

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Sensational Package- Bailey’s Cheesecake, Black Forest Cake, Chocolate covered Strawberries, a 200ml bottle of Bailey’s, Ferrero Rocher Chocolates, all gift wrapped in a box with a card.

One thing though, hopefully next time Kayla gets some Choco Bites from one of our local Chocolatiers or incorporates them into her baking like a few others are doing right now.

She has the MAMA Box too, customized gifts and more!

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Bailey’s Cheesecake, Chocolate Indulgence Cupcake, Chocolate covered Strawberries, edible details, Chocolate drizzled Pretzel, raspberry Wine shot!

Essence of Hazel is #SugaEndorsed #RealRich

Essence of Hazel 

Edible Arrangements and Cakes

Location: Molynes Rd., Kingston

Ph: 876-874-3686

Instagram: @essenceofhazel

Email: essenceofhazel@gmail.com

***Open Wed. – Sat., 10am – 5pm***

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Chorlavi’s will be back to Suga Lifestyle’s Virtual Pop Up Shop this Friday!

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TREAT yourself and Mom during quarantine with Chorlavi’s Homemade Pepper Jellies and Jam Gift Packs and Jamisu Cakes!

What’s a Jamisu Cake? Think of Tiramisu, but instead of Chocolate, layers of low sugar Jams and local Fruit Wines!

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The Gift Packages range from $2500 to $4500 and the Cakes range from $4000 to $10000 depending on their sizes.

Register NOW to get your FREE Invite to hear what Nella from St. Ann has to share about business in COVID times and see what tasty treats she has to offer in neat packages too!

Here is the Link:

http://sugalifestylevirtualpopupshop.eventbrite.com

Hope to see you this Friday on Zoom!

Support Local. Buy Jamaican 🇯🇲

Chorlavi’s

Ph: 876-279-8279

Email: chorlavisgems@gmail.com

Instagram: @chorlavis

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Kuk Up Kreations Celebrates 10 Years!

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Cake by Kuk Up Kreations

Suga Lifestyle congratulates Kuk Up Kreations for 10 years in the Pastry, Cake and Catering business and for hitting 10,000 followers last week on Instagram!

A cake by Kuk Up Kreations is usually the highlight of many birthday, christening, baby and bridal shower celebrations that I have been to. Their cakes not only look good, but taste great too. You’ll experience the right amount of richness in flavour and moisture as you cut on the inside.

With Social Distancing in light of Covid-19, families and loved ones still find a way to celebrate special occasions with smaller gatherings.

Smaller gatherings call for smaller cakes, well sometimes. Either way, Kuk Up Kreations has started to make 5-inch cakes for you! They are available for same day orders in Chocolate, Red Velvet and Vanilla.

Check out Kuk Up Kreations Today!

Kuk Up Kreations

Pastry, Cakes and Catering 

Location: Shop #1 Mid Spring Shopping Centre at 134C Constant Spring Road, Kingston. Ja.

Ph: 876-854-0085 (Head Office); 876-633-5609 (Kuk Up Outlet)

Email: kukupkreations@gmail.com

Instagram: @kukupkreations; @kukupoutlet

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Chef Trevanne Donegal is THE Caterer to Watch!

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Chef Trevanne Donegal

You may be more familiar with Trevanne Donegal and The Layer Cake, but after returning from further Cuisine and Patisserie training at the well established Le Cordon Bleu in London, she has been building her dream kitchen and has rebranded with the name, Sear 274!

Here is just a touch of what she has been up to since she has been back. Absolutely salivating!

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Trevanne makes a hell of a Lobster Mac and Cheese!
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Trevanne’s Cinco de Mayo spread earlier this year.
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Trevanne’s sumptuous Tiramisu Cupcakes.

Look out for her and one of my other faves, Christina Simonitsch at Martell & GH Mumm’s booth at the Table Talk Jamaica Observer Food Awards tomorrow night at the Devon House!

Trevanne will have Dark Chocolate Martell Cognac Caramel Truffles 😍

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Trevanne Donegal’s prep for the Table Talk Jamaica Observer Food Awards tomorrow night.

Suga can’t wait to try Trevanne’s goodies on an even more elevated level.

Welcome home Trevanne!

Follow Trevanne Donegal on Instagram, @sear274

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Winners and Highlights from the Sweetart Bake Expo!

The Sweetart Bake Expo held at The Jamaica Pegasus two Sundays ago had patrons in awe at the creativity of Cakes decorated and probably sent everyone’s sweet tooth into overdrive with the samples given.

There were On-stage demos and Presentations on Cake Decorating, as well as classes that were conducted, including one that was by a local instructor.

Sometimes a Cake is decorated well and doesn’t taste as good as it looks, but the proof is in the pudding. Suga was most impressed with the Piña Colada cupcake by Alex’s creations (@alexcreationsja). I tasted the rum first, followed by the coconut flavour,  then was hit with the sweet accentuated by the icing. Fantastic!

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Other tasty highlights for Suga:
*Instagram tags in brackets

Cheesecake by Kelsey’s Kreations (@kelseyskreations_ja)

• Bread Pudding by Skimo’s Pastries (@skimos_pastries)

Banana Bread by La Jazz Sweet Tooth (@lajazzp_c)

Carrot Cake by Jhaneal Solomon (@savouritja)

Beer Jelly by Su Yen Green (@bakedbysue)

• Nestle’s offering of mouth-watering Bread pudding and other desserts made by using their products. Not to mention the Nestle Frappélatte that seems to be a hit everywhere it goes. It’s made with coffee and ice cream and is richly flavoured.

I know persons are straying from the traditional Fruit cakes for Weddings, but I only got two to taste that were not up to standard. Perhaps Blissful Bites by Delvena came close. Lemon cakes are now a popular choice for Weddings, but none of them hit the spot.

The presence of well-known Bakers was missed, but there are many on the rise with potential who were present and have been working on their craft for years. The Cake Decorating Competitions displayed high levels of skill and creativity, making things look so real.

Here are most of the Winners!
Pre-decorated Cake Competitions by Theme:

• Fast Food 
Winner

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The Bucket Meal by @alissweetfantasy won 1st place. It was also voted the People’s Choice winner for the show!

2nd Place

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The Subway Meal by @cakesbyqueata won 2nd place.

Decorated by Students!
• Fast Food theme Winner

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Winner of the Student Category was Annalise Powell of @baked876.

• Wedding 
Winner

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The winning Cake was Decorated by @thesweetspotja

• Topsy Turvy 
Winner

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First time entrant who just started Baking last year of @doms.delights was in tears after the announcement and moved even a few members of the audience to tears too.

Runner up

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@fabulous_cakesja came 2nd.

• Jungle Theme
Winner

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Winner of the Jungle Theme Pre-decorated Cake Competition by #sweetimpressionsja

CONGRATS to the WINNERS and See you at the 5th Anniversary Edition, #sweetartbakeexpo2019!

Save the date! It will be May 26,2019 with 5 days of activities.

Sweetart Bake Expo

Email: info@sweetartbakeexpoja.com

Instagram: @sweetartbakeexpoja

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The Layer Cake is doing Fruit Cakes this Christmas!

The Layer Cake at Jerkaz Restaurant on Old Hope Road has delicious and festively packaged traditional dark fruit cake for Christmas!

The cake is stocked with premium ingredients and soaked in Layer Cake’s special wine and Jamaican rum blend. Rich and moist.

They are sold with or without gift wraps at $1800JMD per pound.

Order now!!! Call 570-2253