A tale of two cakes… and a cookie, for Mother’s Day

Published May 3, 2022, 2:19 PM

by Philip Cu Unjieng

As Mother’s Day approaches, there are some social media feeds I keep one eye on, curious as to what specials these feeds will come up with. Naturally, cakes, cookies, and other delectable goodies figure prominently as reasons for my stalking these feeds. 

Flour Pot’s Mother’s Day cake offer

Chef Rhea Sycip and her Flour Pot Manila FB and IG pages is one of my favorites. If April would be about her cakes with the seasonal Sampinit, then May has traditionally been about their Mother’s Day cake offer. This 2022, it’s a collaboration with Steuarts Tea Philippines and Chef Rhea’s Earl Grey, orange, and chocolate tea cake. 

Chef Rhea on the right at their Cliffhouse Tagaytay outlet.

It’s a butter pound cake, steeped with loose Earl Grey tea leaves. Each bite has a refreshing citrus flavor of orange zests and white chocolate pieces from Auro. It’s then finished and filled with their buttercream. Fresh flowers, dried orange slices, and strawberries then festoon the beautiful cake. One can order this festive cake starting May 5 by calling 0916-4937488 or messaging on FB and IG through Flour Pot Manila. First twenty orders get a special tea box from Steuarts. 

Monique’s guava cake.

Monique Tancongco and her special guava cake have gained popularity over the months, such that it has became a signature cake for her M Cakes by Monique T. Pastel green on the outside and pink on the inside, with actual guava slices on the top, this cake has swiftly come abreast of Monique’s strawberry shortcak as her most popular cake. 

It’s called Helen’s Guava Cake, a tribute to Monique’s mom; and let’s not forget Monique’s lola who first taught her granddaughter to make guava jam back then. The big news this Mother’s Day is how Monique has collaborated with Karabella Dairy Products, and there’ll now be a luscious guava ice cream flavor. This gelato can be sampled for free if you order Monique’s guava cake. The first 20 orders for Mother’s Day gets a complimentary cup of ice cream. Head to moniquecakes.ph or M Cakes by Monique T to learn the details. 

Over at Mo’s Cookies, there’s a special Mother’s Day offer—a palm-sized very berry cookie made with white and ruby chocolate coins, dried strawberries, dried cranberries, and rose syrup infused dough. Just from the description, can imagine how much of a treat this will be and am excited to try them out. 
From the start of the month to May 10, there’s a special offer of a customized box and a “I heart mom” topper, so take advantage of this customized variant and head to the Mo’ Cookies social media assets to glean details of the offer. 

Happy Happy Mother’s Day. It’s never too early to start planning and creating precious memories for the day!