Mother’s Day Treats

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, 14 May. It’s that one special day of the year when Mom is honored, pampered and treated to finer things in life to show her how much she is loved and appreciated. Some flowers for mom, perhaps, and a special cake or pastry? Here are some suggestions:

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Flour Pot Manila’s Emelie.

Cake and flowers

Chef Rhea Castro SyCip of Flour Pot Manila calls her Mother’s Day cake Emelie as an ode to her mom, whose name, Emelie, means strength and perseverance. It is a three-layered vanilla sponge cake with fresh mango buttercream, mango custard sauce, sampinit (a kind of wild raspberry) compote and fresh mangoes on top, adorned with fresh flowers like carnation and statis. It is like a double gift — of cake and flowers — for mom.

Flour Pot Manila proudly uses free-range eggs, organic butter and small batch compote for Emelie, which comes in two sizes: nine inches (P3,950) and seven inches (P1,950). Mangoes come from Ilocos Sur, while the sampinit is sourced from Laguna.

To order, call 0916-4937488 or 0977-6437477 or send a message to account FlourPotManila on Instagram and Facebook. A 24-hour lead time is needed. Pickup and delivery options available.


Moniquecakesph’s caramel cake.

Oldie but goodie

Monique Tancongco calls her caramel cake an oldie but goodie because it is a childhood favorite that is so beautifully decorated it looks too pretty to eat. A three-layered buttery, pillow soft vanilla cake, it is covered in

not-too-sweet homemade caramel frosting and silky buttercream. It is easily one of the best caramel cakes in the metro today.

Moniquecakesph’s caramel cake is available in 8×4-inch round cake (P1,500) and 10x14x4-inch rectangular shape (P3,200). To order, visit or message @moniquecakesph on Facebook or Instagram.

PhotoGRAPH COURTESY OF Marlene Monfort
Marlene Monfort’s old-fashioned chocolate cake.


Chocolate cake in edible flowers

The old-fashioned chocolate cake alone is to die for. Intense in chocolate and cocoa flavors perfectly amplified with hand-stirred,

old-fashioned chocolate frosting, this nine-inch round cake has a surprise within — coffee pastry cream filling — that will make you want to go for a second slice. For Mother’s Day, this lovely chocolate cake comes crowned with hand-piped blooms that are a signature of Marlene Monfort cakes. Client gets to pick three colors for the hand-piped blooms.

To order this old-fashioned chocolate cake, call or message

0917-7020005 on Viber. Price is P1,200 and lead time required is three days.


Sweet Success’ mango sans
rival cake.

Crunch + rich cream + fresh fruits

Sweet Success’ mango sans rival cake is a heavenly combination of delicate and chewy meringue layers, rich buttercream and fresh mango slices. Taking pride in using only the finest and freshest ingredients, Sweet Success sources hand-picked mangoes from local farms particularly for this cake. It comes in two sizes — 8×6 inches, priced at P1,950; and 6×6 inches, priced at P1,1260 — and is available only at G. Masangkay Street, Binondo, Manila.


Masa Madre Bakehouse’s mango sans rival, Death by Chocolate and Brazo de Mercedes.

Inspired by classic cakes

Masa Madre Bakehouse’s set of Mother’s Day offerings draws inspiration from all-time favorite cakes, which its talented bakers, led by chef Kris Edison Tan, have translated into gourmet breads. These are mango sans rival (a nutty meringue, crunchy and

cake-like pastry, layered with creamy vanilla buttercream filling with dacquoise and fresh mangoes); Brazo de Mercedes (a dessert croissant with custard filling inside and pillow-like meringue finished with honeycomb toffee on top); and Death by Chocolate (combination of different chocolate textures with chocolate ganache, fudge brownie pieces and chocolate crème patisserie). To order, call 0917-9790336 or message through Facebook (Masa Madre Bakehouse) or Instagram (@masamadrebakehouse).

Sandee Masigan’s lemon cake with berries.

Lemon and berries

Baked personally by Sandee Masigan, this lemon cake with berries is the lemoniest of her lemon cake experiments. It is soft, moist lemon cake drenched in lemon syrup and topped with lemon glaze. It has fresh strawberries and blueberries in syrup in the center. Available in one size only at P1,950, the lemon cake is for pickup only or delivery arranged by client. To order, text 0917-7932525 on WhatsApp.