Tous Les Jours: My Strawberry Birthday Cake

Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Last week, I intimately celebrated my 21st birthday with my 4-piece family. We had a simple but filling dinner at Causeway, and when we got home, it was time to finally blow my birthday cake. If you're wondering, we didn't bring the cake to the restaurant 'cause I didn't want it to melt while we're on the road. Just look at how pretty and delicate-looking it is!

Tous Les Jours Box Cake

This beautiful Strawberry Inspiration (P598) cake was bought from a South Korean French-Asian bakery in SM The Block -- Tous Les Jours. Although my family is not a big fan of strawberries, I decided to have this as my birthday cake. (It's my birthday anyway!)

Strawberry Inspiration P598

Strawberry Inspiration is a lovely layered strawberry cake filled with real strawberries, topped with fresh yogurt cream icing, and dusted with natural strawberry and green tea powder. Although I don't go gaga for real strawberries, I actually like pastries and cold confectioneries which come in this particular flavor.

Strawberry Cake Slice

Like what I predicted, my family just got themselves a few bites off my cake and everything else was mine. The strawberry base cake was moist and had a mild flavor, while the yogurt cream icing made the whole cake taste sweet. There were also real strawberry pieces cut in quarters sandwiched between the last two layers, adding a hint of acerbity to the pastry. And although the lovely powder dusted on top of the cake looks harmless, it may make or break the cake. Eating the top part alone is actually a no-no for someone who doesn't dig sour foods. But when eaten with the layered cake, the flavor becomes a lovely blend of sweet and sour. Be wary with the green powder though, it was really bitter however you eat it.

Aside from the lovely Strawberry Inspiration cake, Tous les Jours offers a lot more pretty cakes for both birthday celebrants and non-celebrants alike.

Rich Chocolate Cake

Kiss Strawberry

Chocolate Crunch Heart Cake

Family Chocolate Cake

Tous les Jours also has cake rolls of different flavors -- chocolate, mocha, lemon, cream cheese, strawberry, and even walnut and honey.

Tous Les Jours Cake Rolls

And since this shop wouldn't be a bakery without breads, they offer various freshly baked ones every single day. Tip: Drop by their store from 8:30PM on weeknights and get most of their breads at 50% off.

More Breads at Tous Les Jours

More Pastries at Tous Les Jours

Choices of Breads at Tous Les Jours

They also have a wide selection of beverages -- different kinds of coffee, milk, juices, and others that I don't know. (How I wish I can read Hangul.)

Beverages

If you'd notice, the treatment of these photos are way different than how I usually do my food shots. I won't be converting to a new post-processing style though. I just thought this treatment looks nice on these cakes and pastry photos.

THE VERDICT

From the Strawberry Inspiration cake and 5 types of breads we got from Tous Les Jours, I can definitely say that this is a must-visit bakery and pastry shop. Not only do they carry a lot of beautiful cakes and a wide selection of breads, they also boast of offering only the freshest daily baked items, staying true to what the French word "Tous les Jours" mean -- every day.

Taste - 4/5
Service - 4/5
Price - 4/5
Overall Value - 4/5


Tours les Jours, SM The Block
G/F SM North The Block, EDSA cor. North Ave.
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Philippines
(02) 921-8972
Official Website
Facebook Page

55 comments:

  1. WOw their cakes are really cute! Ang layo nga lang sa amin but will try to buy some of their cakes when I get there

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  2. @stacy: They have a branch in SM Southmall and a soon-to-be opened on in ATC. Pero parang mas malayo ata sa inyo yun? >.< Anyway, do drop by their branch. Aliw ang cakes nila :D

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  3. Wow, yummy! I love the presentation of the cake...

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  5. Wow! That's a cute cake, Sumi. Parang nakakahinayang kainin.hehe

    Anyway, I prefer chocolate cake and I'm super in love with Ms. Polly's Chocolate Cake

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  6. I had tous les jours cake for my birthday too! I like their cakes. not to sweet, not too dry.. tama lang :)

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  7. Ang cute ng birthday cake mo, girl! HAppy birthday! :) Would love to try that.

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  8. Strawberry is my favorite flavor. I think if I would appreciate the taste of the strawberry cake if I tasted it. Their cakes and breads look appealing in the eye. Tagal ko nang hindi nakakapunta sa SM North.

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  9. cute!! i would have chosen that cake too! :)

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  10. ang posh ng mga cakes! dinadaanan ko lang to pag nasa the block ako eh, minsan nga matry... :)

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  11. those cakes are just mad cute, hope someone can get me one of these on my bday!! hehe...=)

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  12. That's a very pretty cake. I think I should try it too. Hubby loves buying cake so I guess I'll suggest he visit that store. Yummy prettyy cakes!!

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  13. Their cakes are gorgeous! Now I've got an idea on where to get my Mom's bday cake this month. :D

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  14. Yogurt cream icing on a cake? That's heavenly! From your photos I'd say the cakes they have are reasonably priced. Can't wait to try them if I get to visit Manila one of these days.

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  15. Such a cute cake :) Too bad the green powder was bitter though...

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  16. So pretty! Reminds me of the Korean movie Antique Bakery!!! Hahaha I'm not a fan of cakes but I would eat that just because it looks so pretty! :D :D Will make it a point to drop by that place next time in in SM North :D :D :D

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  17. I've been curious about this bakeshop when I saw it at SM The Block. Will try this soon. :)

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  18. I really like your birthday cake,so pretty.and all the cakes and breads looks delicious.

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  19. The strawberry birthday cake is so unique :) I want the chocolate crunch... wala ba silang ibang branch?

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  20. your cake is so cute!
    belated Happy birthday sumi! :)

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  21. Cute! Looks like the Christmas logs I see in SG. =)

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  22. those are so cute. parang i dont wanna eat it! haha.

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  23. Yay! really looks delicate. It's a shame to slice it. hehe! But cake is meant to be eaten. I'm pretty sure it's delish. :) Can I ask what camera you're using? And if you edit your photos in photoshop?

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  24. Happy birthday! But only 4/5? I love everything that's strawberry, so I guess I better try this one too and judge it for myself! Yum-looking!

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  25. @Food Quest: They actually have a branch in SM Southmall and a soon-to-be opened one in ATC.. :)

    @julie: I use a Canon EOS 550D, and yes I use Photoshop for post-processing.. :) This time though, I tweaked the colors and added a two-toned overlay since I find this treatment fitting.. XD

    @Joy Calipes-Felizardo: 4/5 is actually a pretty high rating na for me.. :) I didn't give them a perfect 5 for taste 'cause I never went "OMG! This is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious GOOOD!!!" XD But the cake and breads were good nonetheless :)

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  26. I wouldn't want to eat those, sayang!

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  27. yummyyy cake!! it looks too cute to be eaten though :)

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  28. It is now official. I will go to this bakeshop and buy. Haha.

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  29. Another itinerary when I visit my brothers in QC....will ask them to treat me there!!! I can almost imagine the taste of your Strawberry Inspiration but, of course, I won't settle with just my imagination, haha! ;)

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  30. Yum, yum, yum! You only have to look to say its yummy! Besides, looks too pretty to be eaten! Haha!

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  31. Looks adorable esp your strawberry cake. Pero parang ayokong kainin. Nakakapanghinayang... Haha! :P

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  32. wow ang cu-cute nila!!! sarap i-display nakakapanghinayang kainin.. hehe.. lol! ;)

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  33. Beautiful cake! I haven't tried Tous Les Jours before, but the pictures are making me want to go and try their pastries!

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  34. Belated happy birthday, Sumi! That cake is so pretty!

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  35. I never thought they'd be that affordable looking like that. Now I wish they have a branch nearer to me..

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  36. What a cute cake! Since the only kind of sweets I like are cold sweets, I'm not really a cake fan... but boy do I like looking at them. XD

    Btw, belated happy birthday to you :)

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  37. Wow ang sarap naman at ang ganda nung pag ka gawa ng Cake mo...kung sa akin ya di ko eat,heheh pa frame ko talaga...


    Sarap naman.....buti na share mo kahit pics lang,hehe...

    happy happy birthday and many more birthdays to come Sumi...

    Nagutom tuluy ako...

    Good Day!

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  38. whoahhhhhhh! belated happy birthday sis...wish you all the best in life....:) supah bonggacious kaya nang birthday cake...really cute...parang dko gustong kainin pag ganyan ang cake ko..lol!

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  39. Your birthday cake really looks nice and delicious. I tried one of their chocolate cakes and it's super yummy.

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  40. That's jaw dropping and drooling foods! I want to grab some!!! Damn!

    Happy birthday by the way!

    Cheers,
    James
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  41. yummy cake!!!
    xx
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  42. whhyyyyyy... don't they have a branch here where I live?? :(

    I realized they are acually not pricey at all!

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  43. Wow, the cakes are very dainty! The prices are so reasonable as well. =)

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  44. WHOA. I want to take all those cakes home!!!!!! XD
    Happy birthday Sumi! :)

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  45. your birthday cake is so cute! i hope u had a great birthday!

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  46. Ohh another fancy cake :) but you know, madalas pag fancy cake hindi siya ganun kasarap.. Just like their normal cosmetic lines na cute packaging but not really good it terms of staying power. Hahehe.. Btw sis Sumi, i heard ngcocosplay ka.. Hmm I have mufe aqua cream baka magamit mo kasi.. Let me know ah I'm giving it to you for free :)

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  47. I'd take tons and tons of pictures first before I take little bites to savour it. :)

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  48. Belated happy birthday. I'm too late (but whatevs!)

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  49. OMG, those cakes look so delightful!! I want this for my birthday.

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  50. Love cakes hence the sweet tooth. Those cakes sure look like they are ready to be eaten.

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  51. parang nakakahinayang kainin! if it were my cake, i'd keep it whole until its time to absolutely eat it (malapit na expiration date hehe)! :P

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  52. Wow I wanna try one of their cakes...they should do deliveries so people can have one of these fancy cakes delivered to the people they love.

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  53. Ms. Sumi, your cake is so cute!!!!! happy birthday (belated)! My boyfriend loves strawberry flavor, we're giving this one a shot! Yung kiss strawberry parang ang yummy! Okay narin for the price, lalo na yung rolls! Their cafe latte looks interesting rin! nice :)

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