So #Aesthetic: Here's Where You Can Order Korean Minimalist Cakes in and Around Manila
Spruce up your Instagram feed with these uber-pretty pastries!
(SPOT.ph) Cakes never go out of style, but there are particular aesthetic cakes that have become especially popular lately. Often referred to as Korean minimalist cakes, these oh-so-aesthetic pastries often feature pastel colors and muted tones, with text and/or minimal accents such as flowers and pearls. Whether there's an occasion or you simply just want to have cake, here are a couple of minimalist-cake sellers in and around the Metro that deliver, or that allow you to arrange for delivery straight to your doorstep.
Check out these sellers for Korean minimalist cakes in and around Manila:
Cakes by Alyanna
Cakes by Alyanna makes a variety of cakes in different flavors and styles, from chocolate to strawberry to ornate cakes garnished with giant flowers. But it's her minimalist cakes that have proved to be especially popular. A plain white eight-inch minimalist cake goes for P1,500, but you can also get other minimalist styles such as bordered (P1,800/eight inches), pitch-black with a message (P2,000/eight inches), light leak (P1,800/eight inches, colors customizable), and multicolored (P2,000/eight inches).
Aegyo Cakes makes minimalist cakes that not only look great, but taste great, too. They are known for their 16-Layer Dark Choco Bonbon (price starts at P1,000/six inches) with 65% Dark Malagos Chocolate ganache and Swiss meringue buttercream frosting, and the Rainbow Velvet (price starts at P1,000/six inches) with a six-colored velvet cake and cream cheese filling and frosting. Their slots are full for the six-inch Aegyo cakes up until December, but you can still get your hands on smaller Lunchbox Aegyo Cakes: the 10-layer Dark Choco Bonbon and the Rainbow Velvet—both four-inch cakes—go for P450 each.
You can choose between full, ombre, or watercolor styles to customize your cakes. Give them your preferred message (you can choose fonts, too!) and embellishments (they've got everything from sprinkles, pearls, and more!), and you've got your own cake! You can simply send Aegyo Cakes a message at least two days ahead. You can choose to pick it up yourself, book your own courier, or have them arrange the delivery for you.
Baked by Trimy
Queozn City-based Baked by Trimy makes totally aesthetic cakes customized according to your needs. There's tons of room for personalization here: Choose between six-by-three inch (starts at P800), six-by-five inch (starts at P1,500), eight-by-three inch (starts at P1,200), or eight-by-five inch (starts at P2,300) sizes. For flavors, you can take your pick among Vanilla Cream, Citrus Vanilla, Caramel, Chocolate, Mocha, Strawberry and Cream, and Ube; and for styles, you can go for the Minimalist, Signature, Character, Vintage, Drip, Fondant, Painted, or Textured designs. From there, you can also add swirl candles (P15), sparklers (P15), or a plastic knife (P20).
To order, just send them a message with your specifications along with your name, contact number, pickup or delivery date, address, orders, and mode of payment (choose between GCash and BDO bank deposit). Orders must be placed seven days before the pickup or delivery date, and payment must be made within 48 hours from the time their invoice is received.
Shudy Artisan Cake
This Quezon City-based cake maker crafts up aesthetically pleasing cakes with minimalist yet impactful designs. A six-by-three inch cake goes for P950, while an eight-by-three inch cake goes for P1,200, and you can request your favorite colors for your own Korean-style cake. Send them a message with your name, Instagram or Facebook account, address, contact number, choice between pickup or delivery (you'll have to book your own courier if you opt for the latter), pickup or delivery date, and orders. You can pay via GCash or Security Bank bank deposit.
Located in Parañaque, M&L Bakery makes different kinds of cakes—from rosette to floral cakes and of course, minimalist cakes. For Minimalist Buttercream Cakes, a six-by-four inch cake starts at P950, while an eight-by-four inch cake starts at P1,150. They also have Black and White Minimalist Cakes that start at P750 for six-by-four inches and P950 for eight-by-four inches. For the cake base, you can choose between butter and chocolate flavors.
For orders, just send them a message on Instagram. You can pay via GCash or BDO or BPI bank deposit; from there, you can opt to pick it up from their Merville outpost or booking your own courier (they recommend going for a car to minimize any damages).
For orders, send a message to M&L Bakery on Instagram.
Milk & Vanilla
Milk & Vanilla makes what they call Lunchbox Cakes, or four-inch minimalist chocolate cakes with a dark chocolate ganache, Swiss meringue buttercream, and your choice of design—choose from the basic single-colored (P250), single-colored multi-toned (P270), or multi-colored (P300) styles with regular (free) or 3D (P10) lettering. While they're based in Santa Rosa, you can still get it delivered to Metro Manila by booking a courier—preferrably a car, to keep the cake chilled through the journey. Just send them a message with your name, address, contact number, order, and preferred method of payment (GCash or BPI bank deposit).
Fresh by Kyla
Can you believe that this cake business is owned by a teenager? Fresh by Kyla offers minimalist cakes and donates part of their proceeds to different advocacies—how cool is that? The Minimalist Cakes start at P880 for a seven-by-five inch cake, P980 for a heart-shaped eight-by-4.5 inch cake, and P1,080 for a nine-by-four inch cake. To order, send them a message; you can pay via BPI, Metrobank, or BDO bank deposit. They're located in Bulacan, but offer to do deliveries and meetups in Quezon City.
This Quezon City bakeshop makes Korean-style minimalist cakes, sold under the name HBD Cakes (P1,800/eight-by-five inches), with a red velvet, vanilla, and chocolate ganache base, ganache filling, and buttercream. You can have them pipe on your message of choice, too—just note that they have a 20-letter limit for text. To get your own, you can send them a message on their social media channels and pay via GCash or BPI or BDO bank deposit at least two days in advance. You can then pick up your orders from their Maginhawa branch, or book a courier (preferrably a four-wheel vehicle) to deliver it to your doorstep.