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Vanilla Cupcake Bakery: A Pretty Little Cupcake Wonderland

Vanilla Cupcake Bakery: A Pretty Little Cupcake Wonderland

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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A sweet afternoon in Town...

Vanilla facade

I've already seen Vanilla Cupcake Bakery at Glorietta a couple of months back, though I didn't try it then since I just came from an event, and was too full to take another bite. Here in ATC, I've seen it for a couple of weeks already, and though intrigued, I was always in a hurry, hence, no time to actually take a peek and indulge in a bite or two.

Vanilla al fresco snapseed
colorful al fresco area

When I finally did get around to doing so, pastels of pink, green and blue greeted me by the door. I was about to go inside, when something colorful in my peripheral vision made me stop to get a closer look. Couches, wingback chairs, distressed wooden ones, and a bench, all sporting different hues and patterns were set up al fresco. It made me almost dine outside, but the scorching heat had not numbed my mind of sensible thoughts, so inside I went after snapping away.

Vanilla collage 1

Inside, it was just as pretty. Thank God for my Note 2; it comes in handy especially when I don't have a DSLR with me. I ordered a few cupcakes and proceeded to do a spontaneous photo shoot.

Vanilla decor
Tea sets in pastel on an aqua dresser table; its backdrop a mural of a wooden China cabinet filled with porcelain plates and more tea sets.

Vanilla colorful seat
I love this wingback chair by the corner donning a colorful patchwork design.

Vanilla collage 2
The place is bright and cheery with lovely mismatched chairs and upholstery.

Vanilla Chocolate Nutella
Chocolate Nutella (P85)

The first cupcake arrived just as I was snapping my last shot. This was my daughter's order; I have mentioned before that she just adores Nutella. She did enjoy the first few bites, albeit she did mention it doesn't taste like Nutella at all. I forked in a dollop of icing and agreed. The sponge was a bit dry as well. Halfway through, she pushed the pretty plate aside, and told me it was becoming too sweet for her to finish.

Vanilla Bubble Gum
Bubble Gum (P88)

This pretty pink one adorned with multicolored heart candies was my baby's pick. The icing was sweet though not overly so, but the sponge cake was still a bit dry.

Vanilla Apple Iced Tea
Apple Iced Tea (P75)

Dark olive green in color, the apple iced tea came with bobbing brunoise-cut apple bits. Saccharine in taste, it had a sharp flavor reminiscent of artificial apple syrup. In hindsight, I should have opted for the Strawberry variant or maybe some cold coffee.

Vanilla Banoffee Cup-cake
Banoffee Cup-cake or cake in a cup (P95)

This was more like cake in a jar. Let's see, it had too much icing which overpowered the bananas; I had to dig them up like I was looking for buried treasure amid some treacly butterscotch(?). I'm not too fond of graham generally, so having it in abundance didn't score some brownie points. I did like the jar concept though, pretty cute I'd say.

Vanilla Luscious Salted Caramel 2
Luscious Salted Caramel (P60)

This was my favorite, and not at all surprising, if you know me well. I have a thing for salty-sweet flavors, it's the only thing that makes something sweet bearable for a longer period of time. The cake was moist this time, and that made me happy. The frosting was drizzled with caramel, and had a sharper flavor than most versions, but I still like it just the same. And, I finished the whole cupcake! Can you believe it? Me, finish a whole cupcake?! That's a pretty rare feat so it must account for something.

Vanilla collage 3

I'm not really a cupcake person; I've mentioned how I don't have a sweet tooth, probably a million times already. Suffice it to say, most people would perhaps deem good those cupcakes that I would have otherwise passed up or ignored. So I hope you take all of my comments here with a pinch of salt, especially those who do have a sweet tooth.

Still, I see a few more that I'm willing to try, especially lounging in some pretty little seat, with my e-reader on one hand and an iced mocha on the other. This little wonderland proves to be a pretty place to pass away the time.

Vanilla Cupcake Bakery
Spot: Upper Ground Level, Corte de las Palmas, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City

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Ana said...

love this place. comfy & colorful. brought by the same owners of kamiseta. the glorietta branch used to be the kamiseta store.

Guia Obsum said...

Oh wow! Thanks for that info, the place does resemble Kamiseta's pastel and feminine designs now that you mention it. :)

Rina Zamora said...

There's also one in the new Glorietta wing. Their shops are probably the daintiest shops i have ever seen. Ever! Nakakabighani talaga! Hahaha! The cupcake wasnt bad too!:)

Guia Obsum said...

Yup, the Glorietta branch was the one I saw first, but that was the time I was so full from eating gelato from Bono, I couldn't possibly eat anymore of anything. :)

u8mypinkcookies said...

cute place! though i've read comments it ain't that good daw?

Guia Obsum said...

Some are too sweet for my taste, not sure though if that's just because I don't have a sweet tooth. So far, I like the Salted Caramel, though it has a sharper, bolder taste than its counterparts from other cupcakery. :)

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Love the whimsical feel of the place. Will pay a visit the next time I go to ATC. :)

MrsMartinez said...

I didn't know that Note 2 takes beautiful pictures but then again it is you who was behind the camera ; )


Guia Obsum said...

Awww... that is so sweet of you, Michelle! You always have the nicest things to say that make people feel good. :)

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