I'm Claire Mercado-Obias.
I'm a creative living in the USA and this website is a showcase of my work.
I am a professional baker.
I earned my Pastry and Baking Arts diploma in 2016 at the Institute of Culinary Education and I have worked as a pastry cook at Bouchon Bakery in New York City.
I style food for the camera.
I studied under New York-based food stylist Delores Custer at The New School, Meg Buchsbaum at the Institute of Culinary Education, and I was an apprentice to Filipino culinary historian and food stylist, Nancy Reyes-Lumen. My experience include styling for TV commercials, cooking shows, and many print materials.
I write stories.
I am a lifestyle writer. Food, travel, weekend entertaining, how-to craft tutorials, home organization, book reviews, and personal success stories are topics that get me excited to put pen on paper. I'm a regular contributor to Positively Filipino.
I take photos.
Pictures accompany all the articles I write. A great package deal, don't you think?
I'm a passionate crafter.
I like to immerse myself in all kinds of crafts! The projects I made have appeared in my own newspaper and magazine columns. You'll find my current crafty endeavors on the blog and on YouTube.
Would you like to collaborate? You can reach me here.
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