A bakeshop based in Parañaque called Polene's Cake Mail caught our eye when they posted photos of a Reply 1988-inspired cake which was ordered by an avid fan! It recreated the famous Ssangmun-dong block and had a Tagalog quote that reads: "Sa mundong walang katiyakan, sabay nating gawing kahapon ang bukas." Sobrang cute!
The photo's caption also included one of the most heartwarming quotes from the show: "A time so warm and pure, that's why we miss that time so badly."
In a short Messenger convo with Cosmo.ph, the cake's creator Ciara Polene R. Beltran shared: "When I got the order, I told myself I didn't want to accept any more cakes for that day because I wanted to make sure that I got it right. Come design day, I had to sketch it multiple times and even asked my sister for help with perspective drawing. I think it took me about three hours to finish the cake. I haven't seen the show but when I was searching for pegs on Pinterest I saw some pretty interesting lines from the drama that made me want to watch it."
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You can order a cake just like it through an order form located at the bakeshop's official Instagram and Facebook pages. The starting price for cakes from Polene's Cake Mail is P800, but the special Reply 1988 one costs P1,200. So far, we also spotted BTS, EXO, Crash Landing On You, and other K-drama and K-pop minimalist cakes on the page!
Reply 1988, which was first aired in 2015, tells the heartwarming story of five childhood friends and their families who live in the same neighborhood: Ssangmun-dong in Seoul! The series is currently available for streaming on Netflix and Viu. A Tagalog-dubbed version of the show is also available on TV5.
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