Home Bakers to Try for Buttery Crack Pie, Swiss Cheese Cheesecake + More

Plus ube-flavored cinnamon rolls, mini boxed cakes, and more!

(SPOT.ph) What's life without a dose of something sweet? While you can always get your fix from your favorite commercial bakeshop, there's something especially charming about getting it from one of Manila's many skilled home bakers. We round up five to check out this week, so you can get your sugar fix and help a small business out while you're at it, too.

Mrs. Makes

PHOTO BY Mrs. Makes

Ever tried crack pie? This buttery confection was invented Christina Tosi of New York's Milk Bar, and while we've yet to be traveling to the Big Apple anytime soon, you can still savor its crunchy-chewy, rich goodness through Mrs. Makes. You can choose from the OG (P325), the Nutella-infused Nutcracker (P345), or the Caramelt (P345) with salted caramel and chocolate. Send Mrs. Makes a message on Instagram to get your own.

For orders, send a message to Mrs. Makes on Instagram.


The Sweetest Cinn

PHOTO BY Patricia Baes
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The Sweetest Cinn makes soft, pillowy cinnamon rolls in a variety of flavors. Their Original Cinn (P500/half dozen, P960/dozen) is a wonderful rendition of a classic with its pillowy interior and thick cream-cheese frosting, but it's well worth trying their other flavors, too: the Apple Pie (P600/half dozen, P1,200/dozen), Ube Halaya (P680/half dozen, P1,280/dozen), Ube Macapuno Overload (P750/half dozen, P1,500/dozen), and Cinnamon Pecan (P580/half dozen, P1,160/dozen). Send them a message through Instagram to get your fix; you can pay via GCash or BDO or BPI bank deposit.

For orders, send a message to The Sweetest Cinn on Instagram.

Otter Breads


Sure you've tried sourdough, but how does sourdough infused with single-origin tablea cacao batirol and dark chocolate from Davao sound? That's precisely what you get with Otter Breads' Sourdough Noir (P320/approximately 500 grams), which is tangy and complex the way sourdough can be, but also has a hint of duskiness toward the end from the chocolate. It's great on its own, but also especially scrumptious with their Mango Wood-Smoked Bacon Cream Cheese (P150). You can simply slide into their DMs on Instagram to order.

For orders, send a message to Otter Breads on Instagram. You can also check out their Facebook page.

ByLove PH

PHOTO BY Patricia Baes

This whimsical dessert looks like a wheel of Swiss cheese on the outside (complete with the holes and all!), but slice into it and you'll discover that it's actually a cheesecake! Dubbed the Sweesecake (P1,300), this cheesecake is of the gelatin-bound sort, but it's nonetheless silky and creamy with a light lemony tang and mild sweetness. You can order this treat by sending By Love PH a message on Instagram. Payment options include BDO bank deposit and GCash.


For orders, send a message to ByLove PH on Instagram. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Cakes by Ila

PHOTO BY Patricia Baes

Cakes by Ila makes all sorts of cakes—from the minimalist to ornate, flower-topped variants—but her Boxed Cake line has to be the cutest of them. Each cake (P300) comes in a 3.7-inch see-through cube that showcases its multiple layers, making it a great gift that's convenient to store in the fridge, too. Choose from Chocolate Wine, Red Velvet, Lemon, Carrot, and Ube variants. You can order by sending Cakes by Ila a message on Instagram.

For orders, send a message to Cakes by Ila on Instagram.

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