Estrel’s Caramel Cakes

Estrel’s Caramel Cakes is one of the few names whenever specialty cake suggestions are asked, along with Dulcelin’s Mango Torte which I love. And because of all the raves for Estrel’s Caramel Cakes, I ordered one for my mother’s birthday. I ordered one day in advance since their cakes are made to order. I ordered for their 8-inch round cake with caramel filling for Php 600. The person I talked to on the phone was nice enough to ask if I want to put a message on the cake for free, so I gladly asked to put a birthday note.

Estrel's Caramel Cake, Php 600

The dainty flowers at the center are adorable, makes me not want to slice the cake so that I won’t destroy them. The side part of the cake is laced with intricate lattice icing that makes the cake look so elegant. As expected from a freshly baked cake on the same date of purchase, it’s so soft when sliced.

Unfortunately, for someone who has a sweet tooth, I didn’t like the cake. Contrary to the raves of ALL the reviews in the Internet (I’ve never encountered negative review and mine might be the first), I think Estrel’s Caramel Cake was overhyped. My mother who likes chiffon cakes more also said that there’s nothing special about the cake. I expected a sinful sweet caramel but I didn’t see the difference in taste between the chiffon cake and the caramel icing.

Like:

– baked fresh, baked on the day of pick-up

– no preservatives added

– pretty and dainty cake design

– soft and melt-in-your-mouth chiffon cake

Dislike:

– lacks sweetness

– I can’t taste the caramel

– since it has no preservative, it expires the day after the date of purchase

Sometimes I think I have really weird tastebuds or maybe because of my pregnancy but for those who want to try Estrel’s Caramel Cakes, I copied their price list from the Facebook page.

Estrel's price list

Comments

  1. so pretty cake, here delicious cake cost up to USD$20. πŸ™

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  2. Ay, talaga, di mo nagustuhan? Ako I love Estrel’s, super! Kaya ko sigurong ubusin ang isang 8″ cake, hehe! Pero my boyfriend thinks na so-so lang din, he doesn’t see what the big deal is.

    But then again, wala akong cake na hindi nagustuhan. πŸ˜€
    .-= Dea´s last blog ..The wedding planning is now on =-.

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  3. super hit din yan sa office, pero ako isang tikim lang, im done. well, not a fan of caramel eh, biased. hihi
    .-= chyng´s last blog ..Camiguin Island Tour =-.

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  4. never tried it. pero baka hindi talaga sweet ang caramel cake nya? pero ironic naman ata diba kasi caramel, dapat matamis. hehe. πŸ™‚
    .-= edelweiza´s last blog ..TV Troubleshooting Tips =-.

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  5. speaking of sweets, i got a sweet blog award for u…

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  6. Kulang sa tamis? Ako naman, ayoko ng super tamis na cake. Gusto ko yong hindi masakit sa lalamunan. Yong tipong kahit ubusin ko ang isang buong cake ay di ako ma guilty after. Haha. Dropping by from GT sis.

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  7. What a coincidence! I got an Estrel’s cake for my birthday! I like Hizon’s more though.
    xoxo

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  8. never ko pang na try yung cake from Estrel…:) cake looks like that cost 20 bucks and up here in the US….mahal cake dito….waaaa…miss ko yung cake sa pinas…ehehhehe!
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  9. yum, yum, yum, icing color pa lang ang sarap na…hehehe
    .-= kat´s last blog ..2 Year old Boy Smoke’s 40 Cigarettes a Day =-.

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  10. estrel’s cake is yummy..melts in your mouth and not too sweet,di nakakasawa..it’s really freshly baked…

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  11. haven’t tried Estrel’s cake. hmmm, if caramel cake dapat sweet talaga πŸ™‚
    .-= czaroma´s last blog ..Only Beautiful Hair from the New Best-Ever Sunsilk Completes My Fashion Statement =-.

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  12. Hmmm, kuntento na ako sa banoffee pie ng starbucks, he he πŸ™‚

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  13. That cakes looks yummy though. Sayang it did not live up to your expectation. I hate experiencing that, yung naswasway kang bumili ng something because of the great reviews and raves. Tapos biglang madidisappoint ka lang pala in the end. That happened to me a lot of times na, hays.

    Congrats on your pregnancy! It’s been a long time since I visited your blog. I have yet to read your older posts.

    Lots of love,
    .-= Golden´s last blog ..Wear Your Loved Ones’ Fingerprints =-.

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  14. Hi sis, ako naman I really like Estrel’s Caramel cake hindi talaga ko nagsasawa.. =)

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  15. u8mypinkcookies says:

    tried this before.. masarap nga, way better than costa brava’s caramel cake.

    but i still prefer the cakes from Banapple, Chocolat, Chocolate Kiss! hindi ako mahilig sa chiffon cakes kasi.. gusto ko butter/ pound cakes πŸ˜€

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  16. Grabe picture pa lang sobrang sarap na! πŸ™‚

    Pero hindi pala cia ganun katamis πŸ™ Anyway, mababawi mo naman yan sa ibang cakes na kakainin mo. Well at least alam na natin na hindi cia ganun katamis, pero sa picture parang todo sweet eh.

    Thanks for the honest review. I’ll pass this one siguro kasi sweet cakes talaga rin hanap ko. πŸ™‚

    Belated happy birthday pala sa mom mo πŸ™‚

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  17. It’s more of caramel custard, really, kaya hindi talaga matamis. Not meant to be sweet. That way hindi nakakasawa. πŸ™‚ You really can’t say that Estrel’s is over hyped, though. Kanya-kanyang taste naman yan. πŸ™‚

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  18. Ma try nga to…I am intrigued

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  19. Try this recipe. I think it is similar to Estrel caramel cake but maybe even better.
    Icing is darker too and it probably has even more of a caramel taste.

    http://pinoyinoz.blogspot.com/2011/10/one-more-time-for-caramel-cake.html

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    Badet Reply:

    Thanks for the link. Will surely try this one once I learn how to bake. πŸ™‚

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  20. I thought I was the only one! The Estrel’s caramel cake is undeniably good, but it didn’t meet my expectation. It lacks sweetness, which I thought would be very tasty because of the caramel. Still, people should give it a try. Perfect for cravings. πŸ™‚

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  21. Same comment here, tama yung review about the cake, hindi ko din malasahan yung caramel and super tabang nya.

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