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.
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.
– 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
– 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.