No celebration is ever complete without the star of the party: the cake. This dessert is almost like a symbol of surprises, merriment, and gratitude no matter what the celebration is—be it birthdays, anniversaries, bachelorette parties, or even simple milestones like a promotion. And if you know where to look, cakes are definitely more fun and exciting these days. Now you can have it in different shapes, sizes, colors, and even flavors! You can even have multiple flavors all at once! Sweet, right?
So below, we curated a list of 10 bakeshops where you can get fun cakes around the metro that are sure to wow your guests:
1. Cakes by Alyana
Turn your cake fantasies into reality! While they're mostly known for their cakes served in a tin can, this Antipolo-based bakery can easily create custome cakes according to your preference. Their edible fondant cakes are a feast for the eyes and are also as delicious as they look. Try the Rosé Celebration Cake, a pink vanilla cake covered with white chocolate and macarons—this might just be your next surprise cake for your best friend's birthday party.
2. The Flour Girl
Who doesn’t like a pretty cake? The bakery offers an assortment of French-American pastries, which include cookies and brownies in different (and exciting!) flavors, but we think their letter cakes are what stand out the most. Have it decorated in your favorite color or character, and see your guests go wow when you bring this to the table. We give its owner, Nicole Uy, an A for effort!
3. J Cuppacakes
J Cuppacakes, with branches in Eastwood and Makati City, turns art into life and makes it edible, too! Their signature “art in your cravings” cakes will have you mesmerized and appreciate the artistry done before having a bite. Take lots of IG-worthy photos while you're at it!
4. Naked Patisserie
There’s no wonder why celebrities love this bakeshop! Angelina Cruz's debut cake was from here and Mond Gutierrez turned to this shop for his Opulence Halloween party cakes. Naked Patisserie is known for cakes that take the spotlight during events; they are made with premium ingredients and with gorgeous original designs. Their naked cakes have that rustic feel and are actually what they specialize in— hence the name of their brand.
5. Magnolia Bakery
The world-renowned bakery hailing from New York City is popular for their banana pudding, but their cakes are turning heads, too! They're colorful and creative, and a good choice for your special celebrations. The M of "M Bakery" stands for Magnolia, but with their delectable cakes, we think it also means marvelous.
6. Cupcakes by Sonja
You might have heard of this popular brand that basically pioneered the red velvet cupcake craze in the Philippines, but there is more to Cupcakes by Sonja than, well, cupcakes. They also “spread the sweetness” through their specialty cakes and seasonal flavors that will have you asking for more than one slice.
7. Cakes by Miriam
Love fruits and cakes? You’ll get the best of both worlds here! Cakes by Miriam doesn’t scrimp on its ingredients and puts loads of fruits in their creations—you’ll find every bite to be fruitful! Have it as is or covered in chocolate; it’s a mélange of both tart and saccharine, and is best for those who prefer their cakes fresh and fruity.
8. Café Mary Grace
The well-loved “place for the Titas of Manila” sure loves making their customers (of all ages) happy! Their simple yet still pretty one-layer cakes are enough for you to fall in love. Adorned with flower fondants, they're basically nature on a cake, and they're perfect for outdoor parties and brunches.
9. The Sweet Life by Ange
Taste the rainbow with aesthetically-pleasing desserts that are rich in flavor and luxurious in design. The Sweet Life by Ange is big on their pastel and ombré cakes, in soft color palettes that will make your heart melt in joy with every slice. After all, life is always sweeter with a slice of cake (or two), right?
10. Indulge Patisserie
Brighten your mood with cakes that are indulgent and impressive. Indulge Patisserie sells homemade cakes and pastries; their designs are not only stunning, the taste will also make you order again for your future parties.