A dessert guide for your Mother's Day sweets feast

Published May 1, 2021, 9:34 AM

by John Legaspi

You know mommy deserves it!

Mothers are like desserts. They are timeless, meaning you don’t need a particular season to enjoy the company of moms or candied treats. They are beautifully diverse just like confectionery creations where their charm lies on how elegant or rustic they are plated. Best of all, they are a great source of comfort. No bad day cannot be fixed by a scoop of ice cream coupled with a mom’s warm embrace.

This month, let’s celebrate the ladies who have given us nothing but the sweetness in our lives, and remind them just that with the tastiest desserts as gifts. Inspired by today’s food trends, this list will be your ultimate dessert guide in making your Mother’s Day feast a truly special and saccharine one.

Strawberry Delights

Strawberry Lush cake by Goldilocks, P750

The iconic bakeshop highlights summer’s it-fruit, strawberries, in a vanilla chiffon cake covered with blush cream.

Photo from Goldilocks

Instagram: @goldilocksph | [email protected] | 8532-4050 loc 86262

Strawberry Monst dessert by Pufft Doughnuts, P880

Just imagine, a generous amount of candied strawberries sandwiched by glazed doughnuts. Your mom will thank you for this.

Photo from Pufft Doughnuts

Instagram: @pufftdoughnuts | [email protected] | 09176258735

Strawberry shortcakes by Cafe Ysabel, P980

Bring the “hearts” on mom’s special day with Chef Gene Gonzalez’s delectable strawberry shortcakes.

Photo from Cafe Ysabel

Instagram: @cafeysabel_official | [email protected] | 09955905515

Guiltless Indulgence

Vegan ice creams by Alt Scoops, price upon request

What does a cool mom need? A serving of a creamy, dairy-free ice cream in a quirky tub.

Photo from Alt Scoops

Instagram: @alt.scoops | [email protected] | 09171274597

Artisanal bread by Conscious Collective, price upon request

In the mood for a Mother’s Day brunch? From bagels and rye to pound cakes, these artisanal bakes are perfect for an easy Sunday. Plus, you’re helping local farmers, too!

Photo from Conscious Collective MNL

Instagram: @consciouscollectivemnl [email protected] | 09176524401

Dark chocolate truffle mousse cake by Power Stash, P1,300+

Chocolates are always a crowd pleaser. And this 100 percent vegan and gluten-free indulgence surely brings the decadence your Mother’s Day banquet needs.

Photo from Power Stash

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Pinoy Remix

Ube buko pie by Purple Yam Malate, P485

Celebrate the uniqueness of your Mom with this ube halaya and buko pie hybrid.

Photo from Purple Yam Malate

Instagram: @purpleyammalate | [email protected] | 09178705760

Filipino dessert-inspired drinks by Macao Imperial Tea and Dunkin’ Donuts

Beat the heat on Mother’s Day with these reimagined refreshements hailed from Filipino summer staples halo-halo (P175) and mais con yelo (P90/12 ounces and P120/16 ounces).

Photos from Macao Imperial Tea and Dunkin Donuts

Instagram: @dunkin_ph and @macaoimperialteaph

Yin Yang champorado by Angrydobo, P485

Remind yourself of the comfort that comes for a mother’s love with a bowl of this black and white champorado.

Photo from Jose Javier Reyes Instagram page

Instagram: @officialangrydobo | ang[email protected] | 09193294062