Designer cake and custom cake shops in Metro Manila
Celebrations aren’t complete without cakes – dessert centerpieces that elevate not just your handa but the overall mood of the party. But sometimes, traditional ready-made cakes aren’t enough – designer cakes and custom cakes that have a little bit more detail help celebrants create more lasting memories out of a special occasion.
To help you find the right bakeshop for your taste, we’ve listed down below a list of 8 Metro Manila designer cake and custom cake shops that will level up your next event.
1. Pink Butter – sculpted cakes and decorative cupcakes
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Pulling off a theme at a party requires attention to details, such as having desserts with specially designed visuals. If you’re thinking of celebrating your next event with a theme you fancy from animals to florals, Pink Butter customizes both cakes and cupcakes, from sculpted cakes such as Pusheen-inspired cakes to animal-themed and holiday cupcakes.
You can have a Sculpted Pusheen Unicorn Cat Cake at P6,000 (~USD124.32), carved with icing that resembles the visual details of the unicorn cat. Or if you’re thinking of a dog-themed event, a set of customized cupcakes, such as the cupcakes adorned with icings of faces of dog breeds, starts at P960 for 6 (~USD19.89).
Aside from these decorative sweets, you can also ask Pink Butter to design simpler, Korean minimalist cakes when you want a more laid-back celebration.
Address: 27 Masbate St., Brgy. Nayong Kanluran, Quezon City, 1104 Metro Manila
Mobile: 0968 228 1963
2. Naked Patisserie – naked cakes for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays
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Cakes’ icings vary, and the opposite of cakes with dollops of icing we’ve seen as kids are naked or minimalist cakes draped with minimal frosting that just barely coats the cake. You can find these cakes adorned with lavish decorations at Naked Patisserie, founded by food and travel blogger Christian Marc Jacobs.
Their naked cakes come in diverse designs for various occasions, from weddings to birthdays – Sweet Wintle (price upon inquiry), a three-layer naked designer cake encircled with light-colored roses, is ideal for weddings.
For anniversaries or birthdays, Common’ Confetti (P15,000, ~USD310.81) is a semi-naked cake sprinkled with colorful toppings, and the Boys’ Night Out (P10,000, ~USD207.21) is perfect for celebrating gents, with a premium chocolate topping accentuated with a miniature Jack Daniel’s whiskey bottle.
Address: 4 North Sikap, cor. San Rafael, Plainview, Mandaluyong City, 1550 Metro Manila
Mobile: 0945 468 5141, 0965 139 6609
3. Swell Sweets Cake Lab – anime and K-pop-themed fondant desserts
J-culture lovers and K-pop stans would love the idea of celebrating their birthdays with desserts designed with edible wafer papers with pictures of their favorite anime characters or K-pop groups. Swell Sweets Cake Lab can add these to your for custom-made designer cakes and cupcakes.
You can have a 6-inch fondant cake (from P3,950, ~USD81.84), coated with heavy sugar paste, and customized with edible wafer paper pictures of Naruto, characters from Haikyu, members of Blackpink, or whatever you choose.
For those who have more minimalist preferences, the bakery can also make naked cakes (from P4,500, ~USD93.24) customized with floral elements.
Address: GF Trion Tower 2, 2 McKinley Parkway, Taguig City, 1634 Metro Manila
Mobile: 0917 536 7827
4. Custom Cakes by Bam – letter and number cakes
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We often mark celebrations such as birthdays and anniversaries with numbers, so if you’re planning for a 1st birthday or a 50th anniversary, you can check out Custom Cakes by Bam. They specialize in designing numerical and letter cakes consisting of cupcakes (P135 or ~USD2.80 each for floral cupcakes; P155 or ~USD3.21 each for customized cupcakes) that you can pull apart.
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The number of cupcakes needed per number or letter cake will depend on the character’s form, but to give you an idea, 9 cupcakes are needed to shape the number 1, while 10 are needed for the number 2.
Address: 87-A, Don A. Roces Avenue, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manila
Mobile: 0919 008 7884
5. Cottontail Cake Studio – animal and character fondant cakes
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Backyard parties are more fun with a dash of pastel colors that add a playful vibe. Cottontail Cake Studio designs fondant designer cakes (from P6,500, ~USD134.65 for 6-inch cakes) for kids in elegant pastel colors, topped with plenty of 3D toppers such as miniatures of animals and popular anime characters such as Pikachu.
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They also craft custom-made cupcakes (from P3,800, ~USD78.72 for 12), so you can create a theme or multiple themes with your party’s desserts.
Address: Elizabeth Hall Building, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, 1111 Quezon City
6. Aegyo Cakes – affordable Korean minimalist cakes
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Minimalism isn’t just a Korean fashion trend – it’s extended to their desserts such as cakes. Draped with a single layer of frosting and adorned with simple visuals or text, Korean minimalist cakes have also become popular in the Philippines – and Aegyo Cakes is now bringing them to Quezon City.
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Ask them to add a funny greeting or to paint an abstract visual of your favorite K-drama character over your cake – at an affordable price point. Customized standard cakes start at P1,000 (~USD20.72, 6 inches), while customized lunch box cakes, or mini cakes that can be eaten as a casual dessert, start at P450 (~USD9.32, 4 inches).
Address: Quezon City, exact address available upon enquiry
7. Honey Glaze Cakes – giant custom cakes
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Some events only happen once in our lifetime, such as 18th birthday debuts and weddings. Giant custom cakes make them extra special, adding grand, eye-catching centerpieces marking the importance of your celebration. You can inquire with Honey Glaze Cakes, founded by Pastry Chef Aileen Conde, for giant, multilayered customized cakes for all kinds of celebrations, be they weddings, birthdays, or debuts.
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Trust the capable hands of their bakers to create the designer cakes of your dreams, such as a cake sculpted into a castle and decorated with character miniatures. A 3-layer cake with edible bottom starts at P10,000 (~USD207.31), while a 2-layer cake starts at P8,500 (~USD176.05).
Address: Don Jose Heights Subdivision, Brgy. Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City, 1100
Mobile: 0920 952 5166, 0917 521 883
8. Richelle Floral Cakes – floral and plant-themed custom desserts
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For plantitos and plantitas, celebrations deserve a dessert with colorful floral and plant icing. Richelle Floral Cakes makes such custom floral and botanical-themed cakes and cupcakes – even including icing shaped like succulents that are all the rage with home decorators.
Custom round floral designer cakes start at P3,500 (~USD72.49, 8×4 inch), while a dozen custom floral and plant-themed cupcakes start at P1,750 (~USD36.27). They also have ready-to-buy sets of cupcakes, featuring rose, daisy, and sunflower-shaped icing, starting at P1,500 (~USD31.09) each.
Address: Based in Fairview, Quezon City, exact address available upon enquiry
Metro Manila designer cake and custom cake shops
A celebration is indeed more fun with designer and custom cakes, crafted according to your preferences by skilled hands. Elevate the theme of your next stay-home event or even a Christmas party with these designer cakes and custom cakes from Metro Manila shops that make for a grand, decorated party dessert.
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