Apart from getting a short break from work—something we *all* need this year, amirite—and spending quality time with family, third on the list of what makes Christmas season amazing is all the delicious food we're #blessed with. This year, with more people letting their creativity flow in the kitchen, there are so, so many wonderful desserts to be had. So if you're looking for out-of-this-world treats to enjoy with the family this Christmas, we've got you covered.
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We know you've been seeing this beauty all over social media. Get their signature tres leches and enjoy a moist sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk and topped with whipped cream and organic strawberries. It comes in three sizes: Pequena (P550), Mediana (P1,000) and Grande (P1,300). You'll need to let them know at least three days in advance so they can ensure the cake's freshness. Check this form for all the details.
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Chocolate lovers, this one's for you. Apicapica's Chocolate Fantasy cake is made of three premium, handmade layers. The base is a classic, airy chocolate cake; the top layer is an insanely good ganache; and in between, you'll find slow-cooked caramel sauce. This baby is yours for only P395. Just send them a message on Instagram!
Mariam's Baked Pastries
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Are you more of a cookie girl, though? Mariam's Baked Pastries boasts flavors like Classic Chocolate Chip, Triple Dark Chocolate, Blue Velvet with Cream Cheese, and Red Velvet with Cream Cheese. And yes, you can get all four in one box: P250 for six pieces and P390 for a dozen of the regular-sized cookies. Message them on Instagram to order.
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This place has a specific baking schedule, so you have to ~really~ plan your next order, but we're telling you: It's worth it. Mrs. Makes is known for their rich, chewy crack pies: The OG (P325), Nutella (P345), Caramelt (P365), and Banoffee (P365). Each crack pie is good for three to four people (or you know, one incredibly hungry person, lol). Place an order by messaging them on Instagram.
Bellefleur by Beatrix
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Another must-try is this exquisite Mango Tres Leches (P1,350) that's made with layers of leche flan, vanilla chiffon, and lady fingers soaked in a tres leches sauce. I mean, excuse us while we weep? Direct message them to pre-order or call them at (0945) 123-4577.
The Puff Dough
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Tell me, is there anything more satisfying biting into a sinfully delicious cream puff? No? We couldn't agree more. Enjoy The Puff Dough's cream puffs in five different flavors: custard, chocolate, ube, cheesecake, and milo. Order an assorted box of eight for P400. Payment methods include bank transfer, GCash, and PayMaya.
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Caramel cake enthusiasts, you won't regret ordering from Pasteleria Manila. Not only will you be getting a delicious cake, you have the option to include a dedication or message—just to make it extra fun. Their cake comes in different shapes and sizes: 10x8 tray (P590), Caramel Heart Cake (P790), or even in 18 assorted dessert cups (P2,430), to name a few. Check out their website for the full menu.
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Not to exaggerate, but how brilliant are Workshop's KitKat Blankets?! KitKats stuffed in a flakey puff pastry. Everyone say thank you. Choose between two flavors: Milk Chocolate (P120/single, P450/box of four) or Green Tea (P145/single and P565/box of four). Order these from The Grid's website!
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The Sweesecake got the Internet talking a few months ago and if you need a sign to finally order this cute cake, this is it! Made with Swiss cheese with vanilla yogurt cheesecake at the center, this treat is truly unique. Plus, it comes with a jar of forest fruits topping. All for only P1,300!
FRNK Milk Bar
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For anyone who's allergic to gluten or just want to stay away from it without quitting sweets altogether, we suggest FRNK's Flourless Ichigo Chizu Cake (P190/slice; P1,500/whole cake). It's light, fluffy, and will leave you reaching for another slice (which only has 572 calories). Available for pick-up and takeout, send them a message via Instagram or Viber (0945) 849-0929.
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