Of Cakes and Cupcakes
Is there anything that makes you light up like a Christmas tree whenever you see it? For some women like Carrie of Sex and the City, it’s shoes. For car aficionados, it may be ATV tires or new wheels. For me, it’s cakes. Whenever I see a cake, even the cupcakes you can buy for P10 in small town bakeries, my eyes light up and I can’t seem to help myself from trying it. That’s why I’m so thankful that in the last three months, my life’s been cakeful.
Aside from the cakes at Chocolate Kiss which I got to taste for the first time last September, here are some of the cakes — and cupcakes — that satisfied my huge tummy in the last three months.
Black Velvet from Conti’s Pastry Shop and Restaurants
Layers of dark chocolate cake filled with cream cheese and chocolate candy sprinkles. What’s not to like? Perfect with a cup of black coffee or, in our case, Buddy’s spaghetti. I love that it’s not too sweet and that it’s really moist. We refrigerated it overnight and had it for breakfast the next day at the office. Talk about starting your day right!
A small size (pictured on the right) costs P395, while the large one costs P950.
Brazo de Mercedes from Max’s Corner Bakery
This cake is a favorite in the family. I think we all prefer it over the Brazo de Mercedes of Goldilocks and Crema, a local bakeshop. It’s not safe to let the kids open this by themselves since they’re bound to finish the entire roll in less than 10 minutes. Then you’re gonna be left with hyperactive children on a sugar rush.
Roll costs less than P200. Aside from this, we also love the Max’s caramel biscotti (P37) and merengue (P29).
Angry Bird Cupcakes from Marielle’s
My boss gave us these angry bird cupcakes to take home to our kids. I was reluctant to eat this because I didn’t want to destroy it. We took lots of pictures of it before we decided to have a bite. Unfortunately, this is one of those cupcakes that are nice to look at but not so nice to eat. The cupcake itself was dry and I have the opinion that a Fudgee bar tastes better. Gabby made the most out of this unpalatable situation by putting those heads in toothpicks and playing with them
A cupcake costs P150.
Dulce de Leche from Red Ribbon
I liked the texture of this cake — smooth, soft, and airy. The flavor is not very remarkable but it’s something that I can enjoy when I want a dessert that is not chocolate. It’s also one of those cakes that you can put in the refrigerator and eat at midnight when you’re hankering for a midnight snack.
The smallest costs P407 while the largest retails for P627.
Triple Chocolate Roll from Red Ribbon
Who’s not going to be tempted to buy this? You can see billboards of this very tempting cake plastered on EDSA. For the record, we’ve had this twice already and I must say that it is indeed chocolate-y. (My mom’s chocolate cake tastes better, still) I paired this with Lipton’s Yellow Label tea at the office.
Buy one now at any Red Riboon branch for P195.
Triple Chocolate Cake by My Mom
Nothing beats my mom’s triple chocolate cake (and cupcakes!). It’s heaven in a bite and the whole family can attest to that. It’s just so sad that none of us has inherited my mom’s passion for baking so I can’t make this masterpiece. But I still have time to learn how to do a decent chocolate cake for a dear friend.
We’re selling this per order including chocolate cupcakes, lemon squares, chocolate cookies, creme puffs, food for the gods, chocolate eclairs, and other sweets. You may text 0922-8229780 if you’re interested.
What’s your favorite cake?
I would love to know what’s your favorite cake. Please share them in the comment section below.