With Christmas only a few weeks away now (or maybe days, by the time you read this), you've probably already started thinking all the dishes and treats you'll be serving for Noche Buena. There's the Filipino staples: lechon, Christmas hams, and queso de bola; Christmas platters for those who want a hassle-free meal; and holiday-themed desserts to end a festive dinner.
Whether you'll have it as gifts to your loved ones (it's the season of giving, after all!) or as a centerpiece to your Noche Buena spread, we're giving you 8 places in the metro where you can get and order your holiday desserts!
Rhea Castro-Sycip's Rum Butter Cake took a year to develop, so it's only right to say that it's perfect and everything we want from a butter cake. Made with free range eggs and artisan butter which they source from Bukidnon, this ring-shaped treat is also soaked in local and premium small batch rum. You can have it in two flavors: Plain Original and Nut Crumble, and in two sizes (7-inch and 9-inch bundt pan).
Oh, and it's also served in a nice, pine-wood box, making it the perfect gift for that friend of yours with a sweet tooth!
How to order:Email Chef Rhea via her email (email@example.com), call her at 09177892352, or visit her social media accounts.
Since 1975, Ju.D Lau has been making holiday fruitcakes, cookies, and other sweet treats, made with only the finest ingredients from all over the world. Although their fruitcakes come in four different flavors, their Classic Fruitcake (P1200) - with candied fruit, walnuts, dates, and brandy - is still a crowd-favorite. Their other flavors include Ju.D Blue Fruitcake, Golden Fruitcake, and Prune Fruitcake.
Can't decide which fruitcake you will be getting? You can always order their Ju.D Mini Fruitcakes (P950), which has two of each of the four flavors in a box.
How to order: You may order by calling them at 633-1188 or 633-0260. You may also send them a message via their Facebook page.
For the holidays, Classic Confections brought in 6 new cakes you can choose from to complete your holiday spread, including Meline's Chocolate Cake (P895), Dulce De Leche (P825), S'mores Tart (P725), and more. Their Naked Red Velvet Cake (P895), with its red hue and rich cream cheese frosting, is surely a treat that would stand out, making it the perfect centerpiece to your Noche Buena.
How to order: Visit their branches at Greenbelt 5 in Makati and Solenad 3 in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna. You may also place your orders by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling their landline (696-7342) or mobile (09175462773).
In true Bizu fashion, their Christmas cakes are also made from the finest ingredients, making everything seem and taste like works of art. This year, they rolled out 3 holiday cakes - Lemon Walnut Cake,Chocolate Caramel Cake, and Strawberry Rose Cake, which has layers of genoise sponge, chantilly cream, strawberry coulis, and rose essence, topped with fresh strawberries and rose and vanilla-flavored macarons.
Your Noche Buena couldn't get any more Filipino with Lia's Cakes' Puto Bumbong Cake. Inspired by the traditional holiday kakanin, this moist purple ring cake is also topped with coconut shavings and muscovado, and drizzled with lots and lots of caramel syrup, making it the perfect dessert to share with your loved ones! If you want them to have them as gifts, you can also order their Puto Bumbong Cupcakes which are just as good!
How to order: Visit their branch in Kapitolyo or contact them via their Facebook or their landline (633-1937).
Regardless of age, anyone would surely be excited to spot a colorful gingerbread house on their holiday spread! And if you don't know where to get one, you could visit Marriott Manila to check out their Gingerbread and Red Velvet Gingerbread Chalet, fresh from the Marriott Bakery.
For those who want cakes more than gingerbread houses, you can also choose from the 4 holiday cakes they have available: Earl Grey Charlotte, Red Orange Hazelnut, Quella Chocolate Mousse, and Mango Passion Vanilla Roll.
From the bakers behind the well-loved Peter's Butterball Cake and Hawhaw Cake comes the holiday Puto Bumbong Cake (P1200 for a whole cake), a multi-layered purple rice cake layered with muscovado cream cheese filling, topped with coconut whipped cream, and toasted coconut. If you want to enjoy their cakes all by yourself, you can always try their cakes per slice (P120) or as a mugcake!
How to order: For pre-orders, you may visit The Baker's Table in Maginhawa, call them via their landline (433 7543) or mobile (09777600756 or 0921594029)
Aside from their their Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake and Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake with ChocNuts, Casa San Luis is also famous for their fruitcakes during the Christmas season. Available in three versions (Classic with cherries and oranges; Tropical with mango, papaya, and pineapple; and Provenal with fig, apricot, and strawberries) and in two sizes (3 inches and 6 inches), their fruitcakes are made with nothing but the finest ingredients, so you're sure to get something that's as festive as the holidays!
How to order: You may inquire and pre-order by sending them a message at email@example.com or via their Facebook page. You may also contact them at 09166448522.
Which of these cakes will you be having for your Noche Buena! Let us know in the comments!