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7 Popular Cakes Shops in Manila
Cakes are perennial favorites of almost people from all ages. It is perfect for every occasion one can think of and never fails to bring a smile to when given as a gift. This sweet treat is often associated with happy memories and family celebrations. More than satisfying a sweet tooth, cakes are made centerpieces in special events like weddings and birthdays.
Hopefully, this compiled list of best and popular cake shops in Manila will help in your search to satisfy cake cravings and needs. It is not exclusive and new shops worthy of mention will come up. The cake shops included are culled based on word of mouth of discriminating cake fanatics.
Chocolate Kiss Cakes
The first among the the top few are cakes from the Chocolate Kiss Cafe, located in Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman campus in Quezon City. There is something quite magical and special about Chocolate Kiss cakes. The shop among other offerings, offers a wide array of drool-worthy cakes from the classic chocolate cake, the Devil's Food cake, Carrot Cake and Sansrival. Many can't simply resist an all-time favorite, the Devil's Food Cake with boiled frosting. The cake is supermoist inside covered in boiled frosting. Sinful indeed but forget calorie-counting just for this once.
Chocolate Kiss cakes start at P75/slice or P500 for whole cakes. If you plan on getting one for a special occasion, it is best to place an order at least three days ahead. It's good to know the shop has another a branch somewhere in Roces Avenue. Chocolate Kiss is a favorite hub for UP professors and students alike. If you happen to be in the area, make it a point to visit this wonderful cake shop.
Fabolous Conti's Cakes
Great reviews for cakes by Conti's can be found in the blogosphere. Conti's carries a wide selection of delicious and one-of-a-kind cakes to suit everyone's taste. From the regular variety to bestsellers like the Mango Bravo and Strawberry Shortcake, you would definitely love a take two. Other pastries are available as well. Fill your cake cravings by visiting this cake shop in any of its branches in Greenhills, Paranaque, Katipunan, Serendra and Trinoma.
Conti's famous Mango Bravo cakeClick thumbnail to view full-size
Amici Trattoria, an Italian-inspired specialty restaurant is located along Connecticut Street in Greenhills, San Juan. It carries a delectable array of cake choices in its menu among others. Do not miss the Caramel Cake, caramel-lover or not it will it is a great dessert. The cake gives of a delectable rich balance of caramel goodness and creaminess sans the sugar overload. Highly ideal for those who can't stand too much sugar. Other Amici cake worth mentioning are the Tiramisu and Gelatto cakes. Amici has another branch at SM Megamall.
Sugarhouse has been in the cake and pastry business for quite some time now. It is known for pretty wedding and special occasion cakes. One of their best-selling cakes is the Chocolate Truffle Cake, a mouth-watering must-taste chocolate lovers. Other Sugarhouse cakes include the Triple X, Cashew Toffe, and Almond Sans Rival.
Red Ribbon's chocolate cake is worth mentioning. It is surprisingly good and full of chocolate goodness. If you don't like your chocolate cakes to be too sweet, try the one at this popular Philippine cake shop. Chocolate cravings can be irresistible and this one will definitely make an impression. Don't be surprised if you eat more than one slice.
Be a Cake Decorating Genius
Learn how to decorate cakes in a professional way. Have you always wanted to turn simple cakes into masterfully decorated creations? Nothing beats the joy of taking out a simple cake from the over and transforming it into an an eye-feast later on. If you think that only professional cake masters can do it, think again. Become a cake decorating genius in your own home without going through expensive classes.
All photo credits to Kink CakesClick thumbnail to view full-size
If you are all grown-up and looking for special, fun and adult-themed cakes for your special occasions, Kink Cakes will translate your imagination and weird ideas into a sure conversation-piece cake. With themes bordering from the sexy yet fun, Kink cakes are definitely not for your prude aunt or children's party.
Kink Cakes combines kinky yet great-tasting cakes through its adult-themed creations. The designs are based on client preference and how far his imagination can go. Just make sure the receiver will take all of it as a joke, otherwise a well-meaning adult-themed cake from Kink cakes might offend some. Don't fret though, as Kink cakes also make wholesome cakes for your children's birthday parties and other occasions.