(SPOT.ph) Sometimes, an ordinary, store-bought cake just doesn’t cut it. When you’re itching to turn your dream wedding cake into a delightful reality, hoping to impress guests with a fancy-schmancy baked creation at your next gathering, or simply looking to include a celebratory greeting for a special occasion, these 10 options will definitely elevate what you bring to the (party) table.
Here are 10 bakeries in Metro Manila for best cakes:
The go-to cake maker of celebrities (Julia Barretto, Iza Calzado, and Marian Rivera to name a few), Christian Mark Jacobs and his team pride themselves on whipping up artisanal cakes that are not just big on looks and ingredients, but also on taste. At six feet tall, their Grande Dame fondant cake would be a standout at your next formal celebration!
Naked Patisserie is at Room 236, 2/F The Peninsula Manila, Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City. For orders, contact 0945-468-5141 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swell Sweets Cake Lab
From rustic naked floral cakes to rainbow-sprinkled celebration cakes, Swell Sweets Cake Lab provides a comprehensive guide on how to order custom-made cakes via their Facebook page. Starting at P1,800 for a six-inch single layer cake, go for their fondant cakes with 2D or 3D toppers in line with your party theme, or try their nifty pull-apart cakes which are perfect for school birthday parties.
Swell Sweets Cake Lab is at G/F Trion Tower 2, 2 McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City. For orders, contact 0917-536-7827, (02) 946-6163, or e-mail email@example.com.
The Delightful Miss Joyce
Pastry chef Joyce Urieta has made a name for herself as an artisan wedding cake designer by consistently creating elegant minimalist cakes. Often topped with realistic sugar flowers and handmade frills, her thoughtfully constructed cakes can be purchased in 12 delectable flavors such as Vanilla Berry Mélange, Chocolate with Salted Caramel, Raspberry Lime, and Chocolate Cappuccino.
To order from The Delightful Miss Joyce, contact 0977-8012369 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
J.Cuppacakes turns cake-making into an art form by offering bespoke cakes in every size, height, and motif imaginable. The patisserie whips up decadent-looking cakes with you in full control of its shape (round or square), icing (fondant or buttercream), flavor (chocolate, vanilla, lemon, cookies and cream, Neapolitan, or salted caramel), and decor (edible and non-edible). With orders beginning at P1,500, their over-the-top art explosion cakes are crammed with chocolates, candies, and attitude!
J.Cuppacakes is at G/F Eastwood Citywalk 2, Bagumbayan, Quezon City and G/F SM Jazz Residences, Jupiter Street, Makati City. For orders, contact 0917-500-0864 or e-mail email@example.com.
Though their cupcakes and banana pudding get the lion’s share of attention, this pastry shop from New York City is also gaining popularity for their beautiful cakes in heavenly flavors. Made-to-order designs and inscriptions allow customers to put a personalized touch to their indulgent chocolate cake or delicate vanilla cake encased in the loveliest pastel frosting.
M Bakery is at L/G Unit 23 5th Avenue corner 28th Street, One Bonifacio High Street Mall, Bonifacio Global City. For orders, contact (02) 847-9829 or 0917-633-1718.
Café Mary Grace
Mary Grace Dimacali’s youngest daughter Marian leads the team in baking pretty personalized cakes with edible flowers that appear to have been freshly picked from their garden. Named after the women in the Dimacali family, the garden-themed concoctions can be customized in countless ways: Cake shape (rectangle or round), flower selection (hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, apple blossoms, and more), arrangement (wreath, clustered in an area, or with twigs), and flavor (chocolate, chocolate truffle, black velvet, strawberry shortcake, caramel vanilla bean, tiramisu, or mocha).
See a list of Mary Grace Cafe branches. For orders, contact (02) 823-7746 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A master at creating intricate floral forms and adorable animal figurines, Kim Go of Wynne’s Cakes is regularly commissioned to make gorgeous tiered fondant cakes for children’s birthdays (P5,000), engagement parties (P9,500), and weddings. Send the homemaker an inquiry if you’re looking for something in the dreamiest shades and the daintiest details.
For orders, contact 0917-840-1992 or e-mail email@example.com.
Cakeshop by Sonja
Turn your favorite fashion accessory, food, or landmark into the most unforgettable celebration cake with the help of this bakeshop that’s been up and running since 2006! Starting at P1,500, you can order a single-tier cake with artsy hand-painted elements, eye-catching rainbow layers, or a one-of-a-kind seasonal flavor.
See a list of Cakeshop by Sonja branches. For orders, contact 0917-535-3451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hailed as one of the best caramel-cake makers in town, Costa Brava also bakes lip-smacking birthday cakes with white marshmallow icing that’s impossible to resist. Though their tailor-made designs tend to be on the simpler side, the consistent flavor of their light and fluffy preservative-free cakes more than makes up for it.
Costa Brava is at 12 Polaris Street, Bel-Air Village, Makati City. For orders, contact (02) 896-1267, (02) 896-6872, or 0917-834-0815.
The Flour Girl
Do you prefer savory over sweet? Then Nicole Allyson Uy’s custom drip cakes should be on the top of your must-try list! Perennial snackers will get a kick out of the Mac ‘n Cheese Cheesecake (P2,000) with a Cheetos-crushed crust, while fried-chicken lovers will salivate over the Fried Chicken Cake (P2,000) made with honey cornbread. Aside from these extraordinary treats, The Flour Girl serves elaborate letter cakes with personalized add-ons (starts at P3,500) and buttercream cakes with fresh blooms (starts at P4,000).
The Flour Girl is at G/F D’ Ace Plaza, Brixton Street corner United Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City. For orders, contact 0916-6979452 or email@example.com.