We have been on quarantine for 70+ days now and I’m sure you’re probably dying to visit your favorite cafe to grab your favorite pastries or drop by your go-to bakeshop for a much-needed pick-me-up dessert. Do you really need to leave the safety of your home to get your hands on some delicious pastries, though?
Home cafes are an ongoing trend on YouTube and Instagram because the new normal includes not being able to sit in your favorite coffee shop anymore. With the Dalgona coffee craze down pat, all you need is to find good pastries to go with it – but that part can get kind of tricky. Although we have all the time in the world to bake our favorite goodies, things don’t always go well in that department.
If you need a quick (and surefire good) sugar fix, Sweet Stacks is here to the rescue. You won’t have to bake from scratch and risk making bad pastries. This Instagram bakeshop creates baked goodies that really taste like they were made by pros. In fact, everything on their menu feels like an aesthetic coffee shop just waiting to be ordered. They only have three pastries on their menu, but I already had a hard time deciding which one of them is my favorite.
Cinnamon Stacks (Php180)
The Cinnamon Stacks have a soft and moist texture to it, turning every bite into an unforgettable experience. The taste of coconut milk mixed with cinnamon and cream frosting really stands out. I love how they veer away from traditional cinnamon buns with this. It is a unique must-try product for sure!
Strawberry Biscuit Cookies (Php220 for 4 pcs, Php400 for 8 pcs)
For the strawberry lovers out there, Sweet Stacks’ Strawberry Biscuit Cookies are the ultimate dessert for you. It has a chewy and moist texture to it, making its taste smooth and creamy without losing the essence of being a cookie. I love how they use fresh strawberries as an ingredient and they are very generous with the servings, too. You can definitely taste a dose of sweetness, saltiness, and a dash of sour in every bite
Lemon – Apple Strudels (Php260 for 6 pcs)
Their Lemon-Apple Strudels remind me of grandmother’s baked apple pies. It has a comforting homemade taste to it that will trick your mind into thinking that your grandma made it for you. The Lemon-Apple Strudel has a citrus and sweet flavor paired with a soft crust and sprinkled with some sugar to balance and complete its taste. I paired mine with a glass of cold milk and the flavors just burst inside my mouth. Try it that way yourself and tell me if I’m wrong!
It goes without saying that everything on Sweet Stacks’ menu is a must-try. Aside from the delicious and distinct flavors in each pastry, Sweet Stacks also makes sure all of their goods are as fresh as can be. They actually have a same-day delivery service with a 12PM cut-off – perfect for merienda time!
I was also surprised to learn that their Cinnamon Stacks and Strawberry Biscuits Cookies can last up to seven days in the refrigerator, while the Lemon-Apple Strudel can last up to four days. Even after a few days of being refrigerated, the Cinnamon Stacks and Strawberry Biscuits Cookies still tasted like the first time I tried it. The Lemon-Apple Strudels were gone before they could even be refrigerated. :p
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