When Chef Baba Ibazeta-Benedicto, the creative mind behind Classic Confections, first opened her shop in 2007, she only had one thing in mind: to share her timeless creations to more people other than her family. Almost a decade after, her desserts and cakes have delighten many sweet tooth's hearts and have landed on many of Manila's top dessert list.
From her best-selling flourless chocolate cake that is Nono's Chocolate Oblivion to other favorites like the Sylvia's Strawberry Shortcake, Lemon Torte and so much, there's really something about Chef Baba's treats that would make you go back for more. But of course, with Classic Confections' ten-year anniversary, comes new treats that will make the holidays even more festive. Make your Christmas even sweeter with new desserts – chocolate bars, cookies, pies and cakes – to choose from.
Who doesn't love Christmas? Make each moment even more special with a slice or two of their holiday specialty cakes. Classic Confections has released six new cakes you can add to your spread this Christmas season. The Chocolate Pecan Pie (P1,350) with its flaky crust is perfect for the chocolate and nut lovers while the Naked Red Velvet Cake (P895) with its striking red hue and rich cream cheese frosting would surely add more character to any dessert table.
An instant crowd-pleaser would definitely be the S'mores Tart (P725). You wouldn't need to bring out all the basics and make your own campfire with this sophisticated and hassle-free version of every campers' favorite. If you want something light and just has the right amount of sweetness, make sure you get the Dulce de Leche (P825) that's actually originally made as a wedding cake flavor for a customer who didn't want a traditional wedding cake.
If you think Nono's Chocolate Oblivion can't get any more chocolatey, there's the rich and one-layer Meline's Chocolate Cake (P895) filled and iced with a generous fudge icing. Make sure you wipe your face clean when you indulge! There's also the traditional Apple Pie (P1,150) which has a flaky and golden crust and scrumptious filling of cinammon-spiced apples.
Whichever of these comforting cakes you choose for the most wonderful time of the year, what matters most is who you will share it with. Visit Classic Confections at any of their two branches: Greenbelt 5 and Nuvali. Check out their website, follow them on Facebook and Instagram for more information.