Sophie's Mom: Delightful Cupcakes in SM North The Block

Saturday, January 05, 2013
Being a lover of almost anything and everything confectionery, especially cupcakes, I've found myself excited in trying out stores and flavors that I haven't had before. So when I spotted a Sophie's Mom kiosk in SM North EDSA The Block, I didn't even spend a second of hesitance, and went straight to check out their cupcake offerings on display.
Sophie's Mom Cupcakes

There were less cupcake flavors available that day than what I've hoped for. However, that didn't stop my excitement. There might not be a lot of variety to choose from, but if the cupcakes were good enough taste-wise, then that's good enough for me. And since the selection was quite limited, it didn't take me too long to decide which ones to get.

Sophie's Mom Cupcakes Display

Oh, although that rainbow-colored cupcake looks very interesting, I didn't get a piece since it turns out to just be vanilla-flavored. I may like vanilla in general, but I was more excited to try out the more elaborate-flavored cupcake creations from Sophie's Mom.

Green Tea Cupcake P70

I only got to try 3 flavors, and my most favorite would be the Green Tea Cupcake (P70). For a regular-sized cupcake, the price is actually quite steep. (Sonja's is still more expensive though.) However, I found this cupcake flavor really interesting. It's described as almost flourless with a green tea-flavored base cake that's filled with cream and topped with smooth-whipped white chocolate-green tea ganache. The cupcake itself may not be as moist as I wanted, but the filling and topping were just delicious! No, no, it was divine! I never thought white chocolate and green tea would taste so amazing together.

Red Velvet Cupcake P60

The second on my list is the Red Velvet Cupcake (P60) which is their bestseller. The first time I tasted this cupcake, I fell in love. The base cake was soft and moist, filled with chocolate bits that add texture and an element of surprise. And while the frosting may look like it was just dumped on there, it was my favorite part of the cupcake. Unlike most cream cheese frosting, Sophie's Mom was creamier. I couldn't even consider it as a frosting 'cause it seemed more like just cream cheese. So although a friend didn't like it, I loved it as it blended so nicely with the cupcake, plus I'm a big cream cheese fan.

However, I have to note though that I didn't have the same amazing experience on my second purchase of the Red Velvet Cupcake. It still tasted good, but the cream cheese frosting was denser and more frosting-like. (That's why this just ranked second.)

Banana Walnut Cupcake P60

The third flavor I got to try was the Banana Walnut Cupcake (P60) which has walnut chunks inside and is topped with chocolate ganache. While this cupcake wasn't not that bad, it wasn't my cup of cake. (I guess the flavor was too tamed for me.) The banana walnut base cake was soft and moist and tasted similar to a banana bread. The chocolate ganache on the other hand, added it's much needed sweetness and richness.

THE VERDICT

While I'm trying to lessen my sugar consumption, I don't think I can ever cut back on eating cupcakes since I've gotten a new-found favorite -- Sophie's Mom's Green Tea Cupcake. For the quality of Sophie's Mom's treats, I can say their goods are fairly priced. The ones I've tried were not overly sweet too. I just hope the next time I buy from their SM North The Block kiosk, the staff would be friendlier. Anyway, I hope to visit their main branch soon -- their Homestyle Bakery and Confectionery in San Antonio Village, Makati.

Taste - 4/5
Service - 3/5
Price - 4/5
Overall Value - 4/5


Sophie's Mom, SM North The Block
3/F The Block, SM City North EDSA,
North Ave. cor. EDSA, Quezon City
Metro Manila, Philippines
(02) 856-4849; (0920) 946-3048
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44 comments:

  1. I have tried their red velvet from Mega Mall and also their mochi ice cream. I really liked their red velvet cupcake! :) I also like the cupcakes from The Cupcake Lab at The Podium and Bellefleur by Beatrix. For someone not so fond of sweet pastries, I've tried eating at several cupcake shops hahaha my friends love cupcakes kasi! :P

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  2. I've tried their red velvet and dulce de leche from there Makati branch, in San Antonio village. Loved them! Also loved their mochi ice cream! :D The ambiance in the store was also very light and relaxing, almost made me want to be a little princes ^__^

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  3. I always pass by Sophie's Mom in The Block after my prenatal checkups at Healthway. My favorite snack is their red velvet cupcake. ^_^

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  4. found it too small for the price. someone gave us dulce de leche..

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  5. cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes!!! Oh, I love cupcakes... :D

    ang sarap nila tingnan and I bet they really are!

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  6. Sophie's Mom cupcakes are yummy. Favorite ko ang dulce de leche talaga. I also blogged about it here: http://www.utotmopink.com/2012/08/sophies-moms-cupcakes.html

    Totally sweet! :)

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  7. I want to try their red velvet cupcake and also the macaroons.. Its pictures kinda tempting it looks yummy and it is also a best gift tou your loved ones

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  8. Red Velvet Cupcake and Oreo cheesecake cookies are my favorite. Can't wait to go back again :) Very Delicious :)

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  9. I'm a cream cheese lover too! Probably why I can never get enough of cheesecakes as well. :) But yeah, Red Velvet cupcakes are <3!

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  10. I always pass by the Megamall branch, will give this a try soon! :)


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  11. Is there a Sophie's Mom branch or shop here in Cebu? I want to try those yummy food! <3

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  12. Wow! Best seller nila ang redmvelvet :) It surely tastes good. Hope to visit this place when I go back to the metro next month.

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  13. Went at SM North's The Block last week but then most of their cupcakes were all gone. I'd really love to try their red velvet next time. Hopefully they still have stocks. :P

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  14. Didn't know that they're also selling macaroons! :D I'd love to try that as well as their red velvet cupcakes. ♥

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  15. Naku, I will take my sister here soon! :)

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  16. Heaven for the sweet tooth! :D

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  17. sweets, my weakness! i will not miss this :)

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  18. I like that they come in bite sizes and a large variety of cupcakes as it gives you several options.

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  19. As usual Sumi, you got me convinced there! I'm going to try this, I promise! Maybe this coming Sunday since I have an event there at SM North =)

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  20. the red velvet cupcake looks gorgeous, want to try that

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  21. I'm interested in the velvet cake. Hope to try it.

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  22. A friend of mine often posts about these cupcakes...hope she brings me there too once I get home :D

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  23. Indeed, yummy cupcakes! Roed Velvet is <3

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  24. Yummy Cupcakes!!! Na-Miss Ko 2loy ang mag-bake nito... :(

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  25. Npakasarap po nyan naglalaway na ako hehe...

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  26. Wow cupcakes! iam gonna try sophies mom cupcakes!

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  27. we love sophie's mom cupcakes! good thing they're in megamall already which is nearer our place! :)

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  28. I have tried Sophie's Mom Red Velvet Cupcake during one of the bazaars in WTC, Pasay and it was absolutely yummy for me! :)

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  29. wow, i love this! i have always been so in love with red velvet!

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  30. another red velvet cupcake to try...

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  31. Sophie's Mom's Red Velvet Cupcakes are divinnnnneee :"> I always come back for more :D

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  32. I haven't tried these cupcakes but I've heard a lot of positive feedbacks about them. Do they deliver?

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  33. The cupcakes look very dashing! And, I think we have the same preference for cupcakes which are supposed to be moist and soft. :)

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  34. Haven't tried their cupcakes, but I sure would like to give it a try!

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  35. Wow cupcakes! my favorite! i will bux i whole box of Red Velvet Cupcake from Sophie's Mom

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  36. OMG! I love cupcakes! Surely mom will love Red Velvet Cupcake. Is there any Sophie's Mom store here in Cebu? :)

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  37. wow,im gonna drop by at their shop waana try the famous red velvet cupcake

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  38. Waaa I've been craving for cupcakes since last week and now that I've seen this post, you make me crave more! :) I'd also love to try the flavors you had especially the green tea one.

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  39. I looooooove cupcakes! Esp. Red velvet! I'm near SM N.E. so maybe I'll give it a try :)

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  40. I've been to Sophie's mom at north edsa at mabilis maubos talaga ang mga cupcakes doon unlike to their main branch! I really love their red velvet!

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  41. I've always loved cupcakes and the only flavor I've tried at Sophies Mom is Red Velvet cupcake and I really love it, I must admit 60 pesos for a cupcake is already considered expensive for me hahaha so whenever I have an urge to eat cupcake I stick to "IKO's Cakes" their cupcake is so moist and the icing is just perfect for me its 60 pesos per box (3pcs).

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