Cake Shop: Estrel's Caramel Cakes
Location: Quezon City
To tell you the truth, my love for estrel's is not just love anymore. It is an addiction, an obsession. I would never celebrate any occasion in my life without estrel's. I can't live without it. Because of this growing addiction, I would buy magazines that features estrel's. I would mix and match colors so that I will have ready color combinations in case we needed to order a cake from them. I am so obsessed that if I could, whenever we order, I will just eat it by myself and not share it with anybody. But, it's too pretty to eat. I can't accept the fact that I will just eat a cake made with so much effort and love.
A little trivia about estrel's. This is based on my researches. The person behind the shop's name is Estrella Ylagan. She is called "estrel" by her friends. One thing that I loved about estrel's is that their cakes were never mass produced. They only have two branches and you need to order your cake way in advance. You will never see them in shopping malls.They are not commercialized. You also need to pick up your cake, no deliveries. The reason for this is that Estrel believed in maintaining the quality by producing cakes in small volumes. She believes in quality over quantity. The cakes are preservative free and they are made the day that they are released. From the making of the cake, to the piping of the roses, to the stirring and pouring of the caramel, it is all man and hand made.
This is my first estrel's cake given to me by my ex boyfriend who is now my husband on my 19th birthday. I requested the cake to be a combination of color pink and green.
Heart shaped, lemon chiffon, with filling.
My second estrel's cake was also given by my husband on my 20th birthday. A combination of dark purple and pink and light purple and pink.
He calls me "mami".
And of course, I would also pass my love for estrel's to my child. On her baptism day, her cake was also from estrel's.
A combination of purple, pink and green. Her baptism's motiff.
My daughter's first name is cara.
Truly, Estrel's is a hit! I love the soft chiffon, the sweet caramel and the creamy piped roses. Perfection rolled into one. It's so heavenly that I am currently running out of words to describe it. Magnificent creation. Truly outstanding. This should cake should be awarded with an emmy or grammy award. In fact, this should be put into the guiness book of world records for being the most delicious, eye catching, head turning, jaw dropping and jaw breaking cake.
Believe me when I say that my love for estrel's has reached the optimum level. I named my first born daughter after it. Her second name is ESTRELLE. It may have a different spelling, but you will know for sure who or what is the inspiration. :)
And oh, FYI, I just texted my husband the color of the cake that I wanted because his gift for our 1st year wedding anniversary on sunday is an estrel's cake. ( I requested for it. hehe. ) :)