Wednesday, March 11, 2009

in praise of Baby Cakes of Davao

what I brought from Davao, part 2

We were running late as we did not have a map and Marfori Heights, the address of our dining destination, is not the easiest place to locate. While we only got lost for 30 minutes - not really an eternity- we were hungry and restaurants in Davao City are not exactly known to stay open late. I already did my research and the double treat of Lachi’s and Baby Cakes in Ruby Street just sounded too good to miss and we were determined to get there. We did make it and the treats were what we expected and more.

Let me start with Baby Cakes. As it was already a little past 8PM, the bakeshop was already was closed. The iron curtain was already half drawn but we could see that inside, the waiting staff were still doing the accounting for the night. Luckily my friend was able to convince them to open just for us. A few more sales never would hurt right?

And what treats!

banana-walnut cupcake of Baby cakes
Canon EOS 5D Digital, 1/320s, f/2.8, 100mm, ISO 320, -1/3EV
This apple walnut minicake is tops. The fruit and nut bits are fresh and the cake is plump, moist and delectable.

blueberry bar of Baby cakes
Canon EOS 5D Digital, 1/320s, f/2.8, 100mm, ISO 320, -1/3EV
This blueberry bar showcases the tartness and succulence of blueberry sprinked over a crunchy rich biscuit base.

revel bar of Baby cakes
Canon EOS 5D Digital, 1/200s, f/2.8, 100mm, ISO 200
As chocolate revel bars go, this is on the overly sweet side and I’m not a big fan of some chewy oats (?) in my pastries. However, the large chunks of encrusted chocolate pack a delightful brittle punch.

carrot cupcake of Baby Cakes
Canon EOS 5D Digital, 1/250s, f/2.8, 100mm, ISO 250
The generous topping of fried peanuts adds a unique mouth feel and the carrot cake is temptingly soft, almost fudgy even. I can take seconds anytime.

Too bad that we missed out on the cupcakes for they probably might have been sold out by the time we got to the shop. I’ve read a lot about the famous glaze frostings but then, hopefully, there can always be other opportunities to visit the city of Davao, and discover more of Baby Cakes.

Baby Cakes
Door 7 Values School, Marfori Village, Davao City
cel +639209056402
(run by Maite and Kaye Gempesaw)

Thanks to my flickr friend Joliz for recommending Baby Cakes

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GreenPinas said...

mukhang masarap!

Farl said...

masarap talaga! too bad I was not able to bring back more.