Words by Camille Geguera
Photos by Trisha Diaz de Rivera
Ordering and tailoring your own cake design according to your own style and preference can now be done without leaving the house! Hearts and Bells is known for its eye-catching and delectable confectionaries–ones that are sure to awe anyone.
Planning an event takes time. As someone who is always in a rush but would like to ensure that the nitty-gritty details of the event are as perfect as possible, the online quotation service of Hearts and Bells is such a big help. I get to send the design through their website, including the size, flavors, and color palette to be used! Gone are the long lines of the physical bakeshop which could also take hours of one’s time. What’s more is that my cake is going to be personalized and made to my liking.
If you are wondering if their cakes taste as good as they look, then it is definitely a yes. I was able to try their Mango Shortcake. The presentation looked mouth-watering–simple yet elegant. Sure enough, the cake did not disappoint the first time I tried it. The cake was the exact amount of moist to the point that it melts in your mouth. I also like the fact that they used real mangoes as one of the layers. The icing was creamy enough but not too sweet, which complements the rich flavors of the cake. This dessert satisfied my mango cake craving I never knew I had in the first place!
If you don’t know how to make a sketch of your own cake design or even if you’re just looking for inspiration, you may also check out their catalog on their website. There are a lot of categories to choose from—almost one for each occasion out there! Each category shows a set of pre-designed cakes that you may select. However, browsing their online catalog made me want to get creative. It’s amazing how the bakers are keen to the little details. Also, I like how it’s like I’m just playing dress up but with cake.
Whether we admit it or not, cakes have been one of the stars in any event. On the other hand, ordering food online saves us the time and effort from going out of our homes. The combination of both does not only speak efficiency but the possibilities with the baking world at this time and age.
Hearts and Bells
928 Alvarado St., Binondo, Manila City