The Vanilla Cupcake Bakery at Evia, Daang-Hari

Vanilla Cupcake Bakery
2nd Level, Building B
Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang-Hari
No: 0917-310-0231

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.

Quite fanciful, isn’t it? The designers really went all-out with the interiors.
I noted that for this branch, almost all the tables had its own chandelier. 
The Evia branch of VCB is more spacious than the one in Glorietta and the one in ATC.

Customized cakes on display.

Cozy family/barkada table at the back of the restaurant
Lovin’ this quote wall which has became a trademark of VCB

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!!

Red Velvet Cheesecake
Banoffee Pie
Choco Mousse Pie
Vanilla Blue. I’m guessing this is their trademark cupcake, am I right?
Red Velvet, with an Ensaymada cupcake at the back
Chocolate Nutella
Banana Nutella, Vahlrona Chocolate, Lemon Strawberry cupcakes on top shelf.  Then Salted Caramel, Bubble Gum, and Carrot cupcakes on the bottom.
Cookies ‘N Cream
Reeses Peanut Butter
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Cotton Candy
Salted Caramel Cheesecake

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.

Our “after” plates (clockwise from bottom green plate): Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Cotton Candy, and Salted Caramel Cheesecake.

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 the Princess guarding her sleeping little brother. I told her to watch over him while I quickly took photos and her father settled the bill. Don’t worry, they were close by and within sight at all times.

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.


One thought on “The Vanilla Cupcake Bakery at Evia, Daang-Hari”

  1. Dear Mommysom,
    Thank you for the wonderful feature of our store on your blog. We always try to do our best to give a good service to our clients. It truely warms our heart know that most of our clients leave Vanilla Cupcake Evia with a smile. We now accept credit card payment just letting you know. 😀😄
    Hoping to meet you when you visit our store next time.

    Sincerely yours,
    Managing partner Vanilla cupcake Evia.


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