June 13, 2006

Cupcakes by Sonja

Pictured here: Lemon Drop, Vanilla Sunshine and Mocha Motion

Cupcakes are one of life's sweetest pleasures. They're adorable to look at, fun to make, and of course deliciously sinful. When I first heard of the Magnolia Bakery, home of New York's most famous cupcakes ( even featured on Sex & The City) , I knew that I had to visit the West Village one day if only to sample their treats.

So imagine my delight when I met Sonja Ocampo and discovered her cupcakes last Christmas through a mutual friend. She worked at the Magnolia Bakery and now makes her own cupcakes in Manila. I ordered boxes and boxes to give away as presents and to satiate my own cravings as well. They are just heavenly!

She accepts orders and will also be opening her first bakery soon at Serendra. You can choose from a variety of flavors:

Vanilla Sunshine*

Magnolia Bakery’s #1 Cupcake! A Classic and Fluffy Yellow Cake
topped with either Vanilla or Chocolate Buttercream

Chocolate Surprise

Valrhona Chocolate Cupcakes topped with either our signature
Vanilla Buttercream or Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Red Velvet Vixen

Traditional Southern Cake made with Belgian Cocoa and Cream Cheese Icing

Lemon Drop

Delicious Vanilla Cake smothered in our Signature Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Bunny Huggers Carrot Cake

Very Moist Cake made with Fresh Carrots and Walnuts and topped with Cream Cheese Frosting

Peppermint Patty

Rich and Delicious Chocolate Cake topped with our signature Peppermint Frosting

PB & J’s

Concorde Grape Jelly Filled Chocolate Cupcakes iced with Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting

Mocha Motion

Moist Chocolate Cupcake dolloped with a perfect frothy Mocha Buttercream Topping

German Chocolate Cup*

A Twist on an all-American Favorite. Classic Chocolate Cupcake
with a gooey filling of Coconut, Macadamia and Bananas

Strawberry Shortcake*

Pure Strawberry Cake with Fresh Strawberries and Whipped Cream Icing

Cupcakes by Sonja: Cellphone: 0917-8453800


vina said...

woweeee! ang saraaaaap!

me! meeeee! i want her number! can i have her number, pleeeease?

my best friend and i are looking forward to tasting these wonderful cupcakes.

hehe, thanks christine!

Anonymous said...

Nice! Kailan ba ang opening ng Serendra?

christine said...

Vina, I'll have to email it to you because I don't want to publish her phone number to protect her privacy. Can you email me at: gypsysoul73 @ hotmail . com and I'll reply with her number. :)

Anton, Sonja says most likely July 1. I'll let you know.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine!

Im interested!!! Its my future sister in law's bridal shower soon.

can you email me her contact # to my email address:




christine said...

Hi Ria, will do! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! I think I'll take one of each. :) Thanks for visiting my blog and introducing me to yours!

christine said...

Hi Jennifer, thanks for dropping by! I love your blog, I'm a regular there now. :)

Anonymous said...

I tried cupcakes by sonja today. While the cupcakes were good, the service was horrible. We were there at 2:30 p.m. Apparently, the shop does not open until 3:00 p.m. Neverthless, the girl at the cashier, Cathy, took our orders and our money, then gave us a number. There were two other people waiting for their order ahead of us.

The cupcakes that we ordered were already on display. However, NO ONE WAS DOING ANYTHING TO SERVICE OUR ORDERS OR THE ORDERS OF THE PERSONS BEFORE US. There was this other girl arranging cupcakes on the display shelves. She was obviously aware that there were customers waiting

When I asked about our orders, Cathy responded in an irate voice that they would still open at 3:00 p.m. and we should not expect to be served until that time. Of course, she told us that after taking our payment.

As I said, the cupcakes are good. But I do not think it is worth spending more USD 1.25 (or Php 75) if we get terrible service. I'd rather go elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Cupcakes by sonja...yummy...it makes living in the fort area sooo much more worth it. hehehhe. Love the peanutbutter and the mocha flavored one!! and yea, service did kinda suck. They kinda ignore you at first and then when youve stood long enough infront of the cash register someone finally notices you. tsk tsk. But the cupcakes are sooooo good! just get better staff.. or a people skills trainor! good luck

christine said...

Hi Anon, I love those flavors too! I'm such a peanut butter freak pa naman. I did hear some criticisms on their service (though I've been lucky so far, I haven't had a problem at all), and I hope it's just birth pains as it usually is. :)

Anonymous said...

want the same quality of cupcakes as sonja but way cheaper? check out www.charcupcakesgalore.com they have very moist choco cupcakes but are served at only 25php per piece. their 1 box of cupcakes (9pcs.) are only 200php!

not kidding! check it out yourself!

their cupcakes are honestly very heavy and moist. it’s not very airy… you know those dry cupcakes sold everywhere? they are not like that.

try niyo. order lan kme sa text or even sa website niya mismo. then they deliver!

o divah?!

christine said...

Hi Nina, thanks for the tip! Will definitely check it out. :)

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