September 14, 2006

Sonja's bakeshop opening real soon!

The opening of Cupcakes by Sonja in Serendra is one of the much-awaited events for foodies in Manila. But I can assure those of you who have been waiting Sonja's delicious cupcakes, that they are well worth the wait. And those of you who haven't tried them yet, give her a call to place an order (0917-8453800), so you'll know what the fuss is all about.

Last Friday I was invited for a sneak preview, to the store's blessing so I went. Ohh the store is so adorable! It's so pretty and pink, dainty and sweet, and just so delightful. The walls are covered in pink and white striped wallpaper and the floors are tiled in a very retro black and white checkered pattern and the entire shop is bathed in a soft warm glow. It reminded me somewhat of those Parisian patisseries that serve tartes and tartines that look too cute to eat. What caught my eye was the unique vintage refrigerator which lends a 1950's diner feel to the place. I have a thing for vintage appliances.

Waitresses brought out endless trays of mini cupcakes. I got to try some of the new flavors, and now have new favorites: the berries and cream which still had that fresh-out-of-the-oven warmth to it, and the hazelnut mousse cup (not sure if that's the right name for it) to name a few.So guys, you don't have to wait much longer. Cupcakes by Sonja will be opening it's doors to the public very very soon! I will keep you posted. :)

UPDATE: Sonja's Cupcakes will be opening to the public while on a dry-run on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 3pm!

23 comments:

Mila Tan said...

Must say it took long enough to get our own version of Magnolia Bakery in Manila. I want a red velvet topped with white buttercream frosting and dusted with coconut please!!! :)

canDIshhh said...

The place looks really nice and promising!! Should have decided to go! (damn..) - note to self - when invited - DEFINITELY GO!!

ana said...

I've been waiting for this to open forever! Can't wait!

May I ask how much their cupcakes are? I'm trying to decide now what gifts to give for Christmas.

christine said...

Mila, her red velvet is very good. Let's have dinner at Fez once it opens, then dessert at Sonja's. Sound good? :)

Candishhh, you should have come! Well, you won't have to wait much longer, you'll soon be able to walk into her bakeshop and point and choose from the display case. :)

christine said...

Hi Ana, I gave a lot of my friends Sonja's cupcakes for Christmas last year and they all loved it. It's a great gift. Price ranges from P45 to P130, but the P130 are already her gourmet cupcakes.

Senor Enrique said...

Where is it?

rowena said...

That shop is just too darling! Are they serving tea as well?

travel plaza said...

Yumm...those cupcakes look delicious! Been away from blogging for a while, just been crazy busy.

christine said...

Eric, it's in Serendra. Located at the rear of the complex, opposite side of where Market2 is.

Hi Rowena, I'm pretty sure she'll have tea when she opens. I was too busy ogling and eating the cupcakes to read the menu hehe.

Hi TP, welcome back! You've been missed. :)

Garrett said...

That bottom cupcake picture is adorable!

Mila Tan said...

Fez and cupcakes, sounds perfect. Carbs here we come.

christine said...

Garrett, all her mini cupcakes (and all her cupcakes) for that matter are adorable! I wanted to take a picture of everything but it was getting kinda embarassing hehe.

Mila, I'm so excited about Fez!

wysgal said...

I see it now ... hour-long lines akin to the early days of Gonuts Donuts.

Over at Magnolia Bakery I actually LOVE their banana pudding more than their best-selling cupcakes. Hope Sonja's has other items on their menu as well. =)

Mila Tan said...

I agree with you, wysgal, while Magnolia Bakery is known for their cupcakes, I prefer the ones at another bakeshop (sweet sisterhood or something like that, I have to look it up). The icing isn't as sugary, and the cake part isn't overwhelmed.

christine said...

Yum, I love banana pudding. I really need to get myself to NY someday. There's so many restaurants and patisseries I want to check out!

Mila, did you mean Buttercup? I was told that's the sister bakeshop of Magnolia Bakery, but I could be wrong. The other one I know is Sprinkles, but that's in the west coast only I think.

wysgal said...

Buttercup is also popular in New York so that could be it ... I now have a memory flashback of my sister and I buying a dozen cupcakes and a pint of banana pudding at Buttercup and eating it all during the 20-block walk home. =)

christine said...

Hehe sounds like something I would do. :)

Mila Tan said...

Stopped by the dry run last night and got myself a carrot (just because of you Nena) and the berries and cream. Liked the latter the most, very moist and full of berry goodness.

christine said...

I love the berries and cream too, it's my new favorite flavor of hers. :)

keiko said...

Hi Christine, looks like such a lovely shop to stop, very best of luck!

christine said...

Hi Keiko! Yes, it is a lovely shop. So cute and so retro. Thanks for dropping by! :)

Mitch said...

Thanks for the info! I didn't realize the cupcake craze would take hold in Manila as well. It'll be interesting to see how cupcakes fare in Manila. I'm currently in the US but will check Cupcakes by Sonja out when I am in Manila for the holidays. And, I do agree with the other bloggers about preferring the banana pudding over the cupcakes at Magnolia. The info about Buttercup is also correct. The rumor is, at least what I heard, that Magnolia's partners had a little "tete-a-tete" (to put it nicely), so the partnership split and someone started Buttercup. Sonja O. probably knows the story better. (I actually prefer Buttercup...even though it seems like it's being franchised like crazy now, but kudos to Magnolia for starting it all.)

christine said...

Hi Mitch, thanks for dropping by. I have to try this banana pudding that you're all raving about! :) Wish there was a Magnolia Bakery here in SF. Thanks for the info!