What’s the sweetest way to show your mom some love this Mother’s Day? You can go for the usual bouquet of flowers, but that would be cliché. Maybe some sugar for a literal sweet gift? Cookies would be too simple; and cupcakes are too minor league for a day as big as this. How about a cake? And not just any cake – a custom-made cake. Go all out on the sweetness and order a bespoke cake for the number one woman in your life.
If you’re looking for the crème de la crème of bespoke cakes in Manila then LA Wine & Dine has got you covered. These cake shops offer premium, made-to-order cakes of all kinds. Ranging from rustic naked cakes to glossy mirror cakes; there’s definitely one that’ll fit your mom’s sweet tooth.
Inspired by the natural scenery of his hometown, Christian Marc Jacobs of Naked Patisserie creates his cakes with a principle of simplicity drawing from memories of beaches and mountains back in his hometown in Florida and (later) Georgia. The Crown (pictured above), a 2-tier naked cake topped with florals, is a perfect example of Jacobs’ brand of cake design— simple, rustic, and rooted in nature.
While Naked Patisserie has made a name for itself in the wedding cake game, ordering one for Mother’s Day will surely be made with as much craftsmanship as their grand cakes.
Cakes by Miriam
With a penchant for topping their cakes with fruits (a LOT of fruits), Cakes by Miriam distinguishes itself with their fun and colorful confectionary creations. You can choose from their standard cake sets such as the Merry Berry (pictured above), Strawberry Shortcake, and Tres Leches. All cakes are customisable in size, shape, and variety of fruit toppings and icing color.
The Delightful Miss Joyce
As the name of the store suggests, The Delightful Miss Joyce delivers with cakes and sweets that will surely delight anyone. Prominent in the wedding cakes scene, Miss Joyce is known for her minimal and sophisticated take on cakes. The simplicity of her cake designs draws you in by the mere sight of ’em, but never like a loud scream for attention. Her cakes imbue a sense of humble confidence inviting you to take a closer look, enticing you with what you’re about to taste.
The Sweet Life by Ange
From Ombré cakes to Bed of Roses cakes, The Sweet Life by Ange is characterised by their bright and colorful cake design. Known for their luxe cakes and desserts, Ange serves up some of the most premium elements into their confections. Their Fourteen & Fabulous Cake is adorned with roses or chocolate-dipped strawberries—you can even add gold leaf accents. While their Bed of Roses Cake (pictured above) is a simple naked cake decorated with dozens of light pink roses.
Aside from cakes, Ange also offers other gift-able sweet treats such as Chocolate Paradise Cakes (Tin Cakes), Sweet Surrender (Brazo de Mercedes), and Brazo Pops.
Ooh La La! by Rebecca Disini
Helmed by Rebecca Disini, Ooh La La! specialises in mirror cakes known for their glossy smooth surface. Formally trained in French cooking at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and London, Disini brings her artistry in French pâtisserie into her now renowned mirror cakes. With limited edition offerings such as their Japonaise (Japanese Yuzu) cake to seasonal ones only available at certain times a year such as L’Amour Rouge (Strawberry and Raspberry), there’s always something new to try in their menu.
Sleek in their design and minimal in embellishments, if your mom is more of the simple and clean type Ooh La La! is the place to go.
Ooh La La! accepts orders through their website.
More into florals? Then maybe Doughmestic Botanicakes is the choice for your Mother’s Day treat. Headed by Joey Bautista-Dyhianto, what makes their cakes unique is the realistic buttercream flowers they’re decorated with. From tulips, roses, orchids, and even hydrangeas – their Botanicakes come in a variety of flora to choose from, even in different combinations. With the ornate design of their flowers, not one cake is like the other. Each creation is a beautiful garden that reflects Joey’s style of expressing optimism and joy.
Doughmestic accepts orders on their Facebook page.