It’s the time of the year for family reunions left and right again. Feasts will be plenty, but so will daunting personal questions from your titas and titos of Manila. Make sure you’re the instant favorite at every family reunion by bringing impressive desserts. Don’t worry, there’s no need to slave in the kitchen to do that.
Replace hours of cooking sweet treats with a few minutes researching on the best places to order desserts from.
Estrel’s has been making one of the metro’s best caramel cakes since 1946. Each cake is designed according to your liking while keeping the quality and flavors Estrel’s is so loved for. Order at least three to four days in advance as their kitchen gets very busy during the holidays.
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4F Hole in Wall, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave., Poblacion, Makati City
Facebook Page | 09178919595
With so many heavy dishes in reunions like lechon, lasagna, macaroni salad, etc., it’ll be nice to end the meal with a light and equally satisfying dessert. Japanese cheesecakes from Green Cheese is perfect for that. Go for the Matcha flavor for something truly Japanese. There’s also chocolate and of course, the original.
Price: One box – P450, one slice – P60
Here’s a showstopper dessert that will wow all titas and titos of Manila in your family reunion. This Pastel Rainbow Cake is sure to be the favorite of the kids, too. It’s almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
Price: 8” whole Cake – P2000
This dessert will impress everyone because of its simplicity and uniqueness. Take a break from decadent desserts that are either creamy or chocolatey. The Limone Santi is very refreshing with the perfect combination of graham cracker crust, lemon filling and whipped cream topping.
Price: whole cake – P690, slice – P120
Say goodbye to boring old chocolate chip cookies. The ultimate cookie, kalookie, has a generous filling that becomes a molten center when heated. They have 12 exciting flavors, from Reeses & Nutella to Mallow Explosion. Get a variety of your favorite flavors, warm them up before feasting time, and watch your family members’ faces light up with delight.
Price: One dozen – P350 to P400 depending on the flavor
4F Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave., Poblacion, Makati City
Facebook Page | (02) 5031371
In a spread full of cakes, be the bearer of something deliciously different. You’ll hear oooohs and aaaaahs when you they see Tiny Duchess’ delectable éclairs. Get all of the exciting flavors for your family to feast on—Double Chocolate, Strawberry Lovela, Blueberry, Cheesecake, Caramel Popcorn, Meringue Lemon, Crème Brulee and Chocolate Green Tea.
Price: Regular Piece – P120, Tiny Piece – P70
A beautifully-made apple pie is simple, but extremely comforting. The one from Catherine’s has been a crowd-favorite since 2013 for its flaky butter crust, apples in caramel sauce and streusel walnut topping.
Price: P420 – 6 inches, P595 – 7 inches, P840 – 9 inches
Lovers of the Pinoy-classic, Brazo de Mercedes, must give this a try. Imagine a graham crust, topped with layers of French Vanilla ice cream, homemade custard and fluffy meringue. The Sweet Surrender has been The Sweet Life by Ange’s bestseller since 2006, so it’s time to get in the happy bandwagon.
Price: Large – P700, Small – P400, Petite – P220, Solo Cup – P150
Any other desserts you would love to have in your family reunion? Share your favorites below!