A sweet afternoon in Town...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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