We spend many of our free hours scrolling endlessly through our Instagram feeds—and when something catches our attention, we feel the need to spread the word. For this week's edition of Eats Out There, Spot.ph rounds up stunning cakes featured by food bloggers, writers, and influencers. Gorgeous as they are amazing in flavor, these cakes showcase the creativity and skill of some of Manila's best home bakers.
You need to check out these drool-worthy cakes, stat:
1. Flour Pot's Strawberry Shortcake
A well-made strawberry shortcake is always a treat, and food blogger Jin Perez (a.k.a. @jinlovestoeat) stands by the version of Flour Pot. Their Strawberry Shortcake (P2,250/nine inches) uses Shoga strawberries, sponge cake, inipit icing, and fresh whipped cream for a feather-light treat you'll be having seconds and thirds of. You can message them on their social media accounts or give them a call for orders.
2. Tina's Quirky Kitchen's Pineapple Dulce de Leche Cake
Blogger and recipe developer Joey de Larrazabal-Blanco (a.k.a. @chichajo) showed off this beautiful dessert on her Instagram feed. Dubbed the Pineapple Dulce de Leche Cake (starts at P400/five-by-five inches), it's a ultra-moist confection that melds tangy pineapples and creamy dulce de leche. You can order by sending Tina's Quirky Kitchen a message through text or Instagram.
For orders, contact 0917-828-7077 or message Tina's Quirky Kitchen on Instagram.
3. Bakerton's Citrus Olive Oil Cake
Olive oil might not be the first thing you associate with cakes, but it adds a wonderful fruity note which pairs wonderfully with citrus—as Bakerton has done with the Citrus Olive Oil Cake (P1,250/seven inches). We spied this dessert on food blogger Leslie Cheng (a.k.a. @shootfirsteatlater)'s feed, and we haven't stopped swooning since. You can place your orders by sending Bakerton a message on social media.
4. The Delightful Miss Joyce's The Motherload
The Delightful Miss Joyce pairs chocolate and strawberries in the stunning naked cake known as The Motherload (P900/six inches, P1,700/nine inches, P3,200/two layers), which we saw on the feed of food and props stylist Chichi Tullao (a.k.a. @happytummytravels). You can choose between vanilla bean or Malagos chocolate Swiss buttercream in between the cake layers. You can place your orders through their order form.
5. Little Butter's Coconut Pandan Kaya Cake
Southeast Asian flavors are the star in the Coconut Pandan Kaya Cake (P1,800/seven-by-seven inches) by Little Butter, which has pandan chiffon, roasted coconut cream, and homemade kaya jam. Food writer JJ Yulo (a.k.a. @nekkidchef)'s writes about it on an Instagram post, where he calls it "refreshingly different" and a "standout in the cakes and sweets arena." You can send Little Butter a message on their social media accounts to try it for yourself.
6. Carlito's Catering's Ube Layered Chiffon Cake with Halaya Filling
You can't beat a classic ube cake, and Carlito's Catering offers a light and fluffy version dubbed the Ube Layered Chiffon Cake with Halaya Filling (P1,100). It caught our attention with its intricate floral design, as spotted from food writer Ching Dee (a.k.a. @foodchingeats)'s feed. You can send them a message on social media to get your fix; they'll send you back an order form for you to fill out.
*This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.