Vanilla Cupcake Bakery
2nd Level, Building B
Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang-Hari
After a good workout with the kids in Evia’s atrium (see post here), we went around exploring the Venetian-inspired second floor of Building B. The Baby Ball was already getting sleepy, so we decided to settle down with a cuppa for hubby and some sweet stuff for the Princess and me in the instagram-worthy Vanilla Cupcake Bakery. (warning: photo-heavy post!)
The sky wasn’t twilight blue like it was when I was there last, but a lighter blue-green. If it was like it was dusk before, this time it was like dawn naman. But it still was awesome to see, and it was like you were transported into another place from the mall behind you.
My hubby though, discovered a little, umm, unexpected “prop” on the ceiling that kinda made the Princess break from the illusion of that awesome sky.
Hello Mr. Lizard. I think you have the wrong ceiling.
Anyway, after the family photo ops, the princess saw the Vanilla Cupcake Bakery tucked away in the far corner, and being the little Princess that she is, couldn’t resist asking if we could go inside this place she exclaimed to her father as being “Sooo cute, Papa!”, and have some dessert.
I’ve always seen the Vanilla Cupcake Bakery as a super-girly, fanciful, lavishly-decorated sweet shop straight out of a little girl’s tea party daydream. Think chandeliers, plush seating, mismatched upholstery patterns and throw pillows and you’ll get what I mean. Oh wait, let me show you instead.
Customized cakes on display.
The restoom is also instagram-worthy with it’s own chandelier and a smart quip.
We settled into a table with some armchairs a two-seater sofa so the Baby Ball could lie down on my lap. He was quite happy with his before-naptime bottle of milk, and fell asleep in a few minutes. After transferring him into his stroller, the Princess and I examined the cupcakes for what we wanted to order. We took awhile because everything looked so tempting!!
I decided on the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde cupcake, while the princess chose the dainty Cotton Candy cupcake. I also got a Salted Caramel Cheesecake cupcake for hubby as an afterthought, lest he feel left out.
The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde cupcake was a two-tone (vanilla and chocolate) cupcake with sugary frosting and two chocolate pretzels on top and drizzled with caramel syrup. I preferred a creamy instead of grainy frosting, and I found the frosting too brittle and sugary for my taste. The cake itself was also just so-so for me. I wasn’t able to finish it.
The Princess enjoyed eating the sprinkles and frosting on her Cotton Candy cupcake, and ate some of the vanilla-flavored cake but left a few big pieces, which the hubby decided to finish off with his coffee.
The Salted Caramel Cheesecake was by far the best buy of the afternoon for us. It was creamy, smooth, sweet, and was several kinds of indulgent. I was waiting for him to leave more for me, but I think he enjoyed it too much so I was only able to get a taste at the beginning of his attack on the cupcake.
(I was able to try VCB’s Red Velvet cupcake on a separate occasion and it was also just OK for me. I would have preferred the frosting to be creamier and sweeter, and the cake to be more moist.)
Here’s their menu for reference. They also offer full meals, salads, pasta and sandwiches, though it’s good to note the Evia branch only accepted cash at the time we were there. They can also be rented out for functions and events and have packages available.
So will we be back? Maybe we’ll give their other food offerings and other cupcake flavors a try next time we decide to eat here. And I wouldn’t mind ordering that Salted Caramel Cheesecake cupcake again.