Epicurean Cakes: A Taste of Sweet Pleasures

Saturday, September 01, 2012
Whenever I eat out, I always make sure to save some room for desserts. Whether it's ice cream, flan, shaved ice, cake or any other sweet treat, you won't catch me saying no, except when I'm seriously sick. So when I received an invitation to sample some of the creations of Epicurean Cakes, I just knew I shouldn't miss this sweet opportunity.
Epicurean Cakes

Epicurean Cakes is a new and upcoming pastry store offering cupcakes and other confectionery to satisfy every epicurean, a person devoted to sensual enjoyment from fine food and drink. And although Epicurean Cakes hasn't been officially launched yet, just the promise of sweet epicurean pleasures got me all happy and giddy inside.

Epicurean Cakes

I got to meet with the nice Ms. Kim from Epicurean Cakes who personally handed me a box of six cupcakes. Even with just looking at these treats from outside the box, I could really see that these are no hurriedly-made desserts but sweet delights made with love and hard work. And upon unboxing them, it was truly a cupcake love at first sight.

Red Velvet Cupcake

From my box of cupcakes, I first got to try the Red Velvet -- a moist velvety cake with a beautiful deep red color, a hint of cocoa, a rich cream cheese frosting, and a chocolate surprise inside. Even at first glance, you can already tell that this sweet treat was meticulously made. The frosting is nicely placed on the cupcake and is even decorated with dragées. As for the taste, this seriously tops my book, surpassing even the red velvet cupcake from Sonja's. While I've had my fair share of equally moist cupcakes, I was impressed by how rich and creamy the base cake tasted. The cream cheese frosting also has a harmonious blend of sweetness and tang without being over the top.

The Mad Rabbit

I also got a bite off The Mad Rabbit -- a carrot cupcake with an epicurean twist topped with a cream cheese frosting and an almond décor. While I seriously fell in love with the first cupcake, this one made it harder for me to choose my favorite. While I'm not really too fond of carrot cakes, I was spellbound at first bite. The carrot cupcake is super moist with bits of nuts for an added crunch. The cream cheese frosting which wasn't too sweet or too tangy for my palate also made for a lovely icing to an already delightful cake.

After getting a taste of two of Epicurean Cakes' creations, I was left very impressed and eager to wait till they sell these babies out in the market. But of course, my cupcake love story doesn't stop right here. I was even more at awe when I found out that these sweet treats will be selling for an introductory price of only P35 apiece -- almost half of the selling price of most cupcakes in the Metro. Now, that's a really sweet deal!

Aside from these two wonderful flavors, Epicurean Cakes will also be offering Oreo S'mores Overload, Kitkat Choco Swirl and Campfire Madness flavors. They'll also be accepting made-to-order customized cupcakes and cakes.

The Mad Rabbit

Although I've already had my fair share of cupcakes, this is the first time I've been truly and greatly impressed. Epicurean Cakes may be a newcomer in the continuously-growing competition for the title of best cupcakes in town, but I can assure you that treats from this upcoming store is definitely fit for an epicurean minus the hefty price tag. So cupcake lovers, why not give Epicurean Cakes a taste when their goodies become readily available? I know I won't miss that chance!


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26 comments:

  1. cute cakes. I agree with you Sumi, save room for desserts,like this, for awesome food experience. Happy Weekend! =)

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    1. A meal isn't complete without desserts, no? :D

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  2. Those cupcakes look heavenly! I'll let my sweet-toothed friends know.

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    1. These cupcakes don't only look heavenly, but taste as good as well! :D Epicurean cakes will officially be launched on Friday so check them out on FB! ;)

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    1. Can't believe nga of how affordable they are 'cause they're just so good! :)

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  4. The red velvet cupcake looks so gorgeous. I bet my sister would bug me to give this a try. Can't wait for it to be out. Perfect siya for the BER months esp for giving gifts to your friends, diba? :)

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    1. True! :D I'm actually planning to gift a box or two to my sweet-toothed friends and relatives.. ^^

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  5. Hi Sumi!

    Thank you for this very nice review! It was really flattering for Epicurean Cakes. We're glad you liked our cupcakes. :)

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    1. And I'm no flatterer ah, just being plain honest! :) I really loved your cupcakes and can't wait for your official launching. More power to Epicurean Cakes! ^^

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  6. That looks delicious! Believe it or not. I think I'm more interested to try the Mad rabbit over the red velvet because I'm trying to avoid sugary treats. =D

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  7. Delicious and affordable cupcakes + lovely presentation = sure success! I would love to try the Mad Rabbit.

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  8. Cupcakes are a favorite treat. I would love to try their red velvet!

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  9. Oh my! they look so good! Whenever I eat out and I see a good dessert in the menu, desserts comes first! haha! Yup I have a sweet tooth like that!

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  10. whenever I eat out and see a yummy dessert in the menu, desserts comes first! Yeah I have a sweet tooth like that! looks delish! might try soon!

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  11. PhP 35 a piece is quite affordable! The cupcakes look appetizing!

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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  12. Wow 35php cupcakes?! How do they deliver it? By mail? My birthday is coming up soon. I'm thinking of buying cupcakes instead of cakes because for some reason my fridge can't keep cakes frozen :/

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  13. Tried Epicurean's red velvet and oreo smores overload! Yummy! And i must say their prices are affordable! :)

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  14. This is such a comforting treat dear :) Will definitely have to try this! Yum!

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  15. Wow!mura namn niya!.. Getting addicted with cupcakes nowadays... parang naglilihi lng ako.... lol...

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  16. I have to try their red velvet, i'm a huge fan

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  17. so nice! i want to try it specially for my kids!

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  18. Nice gift to my sweet toothed friends & relatives.

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  19. These look really good! I hope I can try these creations from Epicurean soon.

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  20. Red Velvet From Sonja's is my most favorite cupcake too.. but this post makes me wanna try it.. plus it's so affordable!

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