7 Stunning Cakes To Delight The Most Important Woman In Your Life—Your Mom
What do you gift your mom on Mother’s Day? Unlike birthdays or Christmas, practical gifts just don’t cut it. Instead, your gift has to be one that truly shows your appreciation for all the selfless things your mom has done for her kids through the years. And nothing says special more than cake, especially if your mom loves sweets. Just for this day, please tell her to forget about the calories, and simply indulge in any of these 7 beautiful cakes made special just for mom.
Tilde Café, 5417 Matilde corner Gen. Luna Streets, Poblacion, Makati City, (02) 771-2764, [email protected]
Baker extraordinaire Ginny Roces de Guzman churns out beautiful and scrumptious cakes from her Poblacion bakery. One of her latest creations is the Limoncello Cake which boasts layers of vanilla sponge with tangy lemon curd, covered in white chocolate and cream cheese frosting, and made pretty with white chocolate shavings and candied lemon slices. For Mother's Day, she’ll decorate the cake with a corsage of cosmos and a plaque with a greeting just for mom. You can also avail of this special decoration for her Pistachio Sans Rival and Chocolate Truffle Cake.
L’Italien Dark Chocolate Tiramisu Mirror Cake
Ooh La La! By Rebecca Disini, www.rebeccadisini.com
Chef Rebecca Disini is the queen of mirror cakes and one of her newest variants doesn’t disappoint with gluten-free chocolate genoise imbibed with 100% Arabica coffee, layered with tiramisu panna cotta, dark Belgian chocolate mousse, and enrobed in a dark chocolate glaze, with Belgian cacao nibs—a delicate concerto of subtle flavors, soft textures, and coffee and chocolate high notes.
Naked Patisserie, (0945) 468-5141 or (0965) 139-6609, IG: nakedpatisserie, www.nakedpatisserie.com
This maker of custom cakes and event giveaways is a favorite of celebrities thanks to its stunningly romantic cakes. The inspiration behind Mi Amor happens to be Elizabeth Browning’s famous sonnet that begins with these lines: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” The result is a two-tier semi-naked chocolate cake with pastel pink frosting, embellished with 2 tones of pink strawberry macarons, Bing cherries, roses, and rose leaves. Indeed, it’s really everything special you’ll want for a special woman.
Double Chocolate Fudge
Fleur de Lys, 305 Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City, (02) 372-0631
Unlike the other cakes on this list, this one is as simple and unadorned as it is sinful. It harks back to the homebaked cakes your mom may have baked for her kids. A mom herself, Chef Jackie Ang-Po knows how to put a smile on moms’ faces with this chocolate dark and salted white fudge lava cake that’s positively irresistible, available as a 9 x 13-inch tray.
Tochi Dessert, branches in Ikomai, ACI Group Building, H.V. de la Costa Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City and Level 3, Main Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA, Mandaluyong City, IG: @tochidessert, www.ikomai.today
Chef James Antolin creates sophisticated desserts that blend French technique with Japanese flavors and aesthetics. A prime example is this exquisite Chocolate Symphony, a 6-inch cake featuring a brownie of white and dark chocolate chips base, a layer of chocolate ganache, and chocolate sponge, topped with chocolate glaze. You can also change the glaze to different colors—perhaps your mom’s favorite one?
Cara Mia, delivery hotline (02) 822-1111, www.caramia.ph
Cara Mia offers the best of both worlds, convenience and quality, with multiple chains located around the metro and delivery service, too. We recommend the Mango Magnifico made with light chiffon cake and fresh mangoes in whipped cream and cashew brittles, but with a new and fresher look just for Mother’s Day. Or else, try another popular mango dessert, Cara Mia’s new Mango Cream Pie with shortbread pie crust, cream filling, and glazed ripe mangoes.
Merry Berry Cake
Cakes by Miriam, Viber (0917) 873-7378 (9 am to 6 pm), [email protected], IG cakes_by_miriam
This cake pays homage to Mary Berry, everyone’s favorite baker who gained fame as a judge on The Great British Bake Off in the UK. The Merry Berry features vanilla butter cake layered with fresh fruit filling, and frosted with slightly sweetened whipped cream—the perfect light and creamy base to highlight the generous mess of fresh berries on top. The cake comes in a range of sizes: 9-inch round, 9 x 13-inch rectangle, 12-inch round, 2-tier round, 3-tier round, and heart shaped. Cakes by Miriam also offers a Merry Berry Overload that’s covered entirely with Driscoll’s strawberries