Merry sweet Christmas

A Christmas feast becomes more special when it ends on a sweet note. Like a delightful surprise at the end the meal, we at Manila Standard Life make a last-minute suggestion of sweet treats that will bring cheer to Noche Buena and Media Noche. 

Pudding, Mince Pies, and everything nice

Santa Wobbler Tin
Christmas is truly a sweet time at M&S Café as it offers the intensely fruity 6 Months Matured Christmas Pudding, made with four varieties of vine fruit. 

It’s filled with Vostizza currants from Greece, extra large Chilean flame raisins, Turkish sultanas and raisins, and Italian cherries soaked in brandy. The mixture is enriched with stout, cider, rum, and more brandy.

6 Months Matured Christmas Pudding
For a truly British treat, there’s All Butter Mince Pie, a crisp and golden shortbread pastry filled with vine fruits, cranberries, clementine, and Cognac. 

Adding more sweetness to the season are The Santa Wobbler Tin with All Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Stars, Belgian Collection Biscuit Tin, Delicious Milk Chocolate HO HO HO, and Musical Rotating Tree Biscuit Tin with All Butter Mini Shortbread Trees. 

All Butter Mince Pies
Also available are Merry Percymas Tin with All Butter Mini Shortbread Percy Pigs, Swiss Chocolate Truffle Assortment, and Limited Edition Baked In Edinburgh All Butter Scottish Shortbread Assortment Tin. 

Check out M&S Cafe at Marks & Spencer Mall of Asia south main mall.

Italian chocolate

Here’s a cool gift idea: Italian chocolates with wine or coffee. 

Villa Del Conte gift set with Italian wine
Villa Del Conte puts its signature artisanal chocolates in a wooden box which can be paired with a bottle of Italian wine or a can of Italian coffee. These premium gift boxes can be customized according to budget, including ribbons and gift tags.

Villa Del Conte is at Greenbelt 5 and SM Megamall.

Buttered Bundt cake

Heavenly Buttered Bundt Cake
Like a lovely Christmas wreath, Andrew Café’s Heavenly Holiday Buttered Bundt Cake is a perfect addition to the table. 

The classic buttered cake features a festive twist with an additional surprise infusion of a generous red velvet layer. 

It is then drizzled with delectable white chocolate ganache and topped with Swiss meringue butter cream shaped into classic green holly leaf, generous servings of glazed cherries, and red and silver dragees. 

Call (02) 230-5100 local 1888 to pre-order. 

Naked cake

Cake supplier to the stars, Naked Patisserie joins the merry season with its lovely bespoke Christmas cakes and made-to-order cakes—that look so pretty you wouldn’t probably dare slice them. 

Bespoke Christmas cake
The bespoke Christmas cake collection features multi-tiered cakes with holiday trimmings and other decorations. 

The made-to-order cakes, on the other hand, feature unique flavor combinations such as the award-winning Strawberries and Cream, Chocnut Cheesecake, Chocolate Chip Calamansi Cheesecake, Toasted Coconut Cream Dulce de Leche, Pick-me-Up Espresso Chocolate Cheesecake, Chocoholic Truffle Cake, Pucker Up Lemon Cheesecake, and its Signature Red Velvet Cake.

Strawberries and Cream
Go to or contact them at 0945-4685141 or 0965-1396609.

Bibingka pancake

Two favorite breakfast treats, pancake and bibingka, come together in one limited edition delight. 

Bibingka Pancake
Pancake House serves Bibingka Pancakes until Jan. 15, 2020. The mini pancakes come with slices of quezo de bola and salted egg, topped with butter, and served with muscovado sugar and grated coconut on the side.

Go to Pancake House branches nationwide. 

Christmas cakes and cupcakes

M Bakery’s series of Christmas-themed cakes are made to share at home or elsewhere. Snowman Cake is made of either classic vanilla or chocolate cake; Red Velvet Cake is designed with white vanilla buttercream and decorated with a green border and festive holly confetti sprinkles; 

 Red Velvet Cake 
And Yule Log cake, available in red velvet, vanilla, or chocolate, comes with buttercream icing and finished with festive seasonal decoration. 

Its cupcakes, meanwhile, include Winter cupcakes, classic vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and snowflakes design; Christmas cupcakes, with vanilla buttercream and festive Christmas decorations; and Holiday Piped cupcakes, decorated with vintage holiday designs. 

 Christmas cupcakes 
The more, the merrier with the Ornament Box consisting of one dozen assorted vanilla and chocolate mini cupcakes topped with vanilla buttercream and edible seasonal decorations. 

Call (02) 847-9829 or go to M Bakery at One Bonifacio High Street Mall in BGC, Taguig. 

Chocolates in sleeves

A sweet giveaway to friends and loved ones, Toblerone chocolate comes in limited edition blank packs inspired by the top 12 gifts Filipinos want to receive this Christmas. 

Toblerone’s Christmas Blank Packs
With the theme “12 Days of Christmas with Toblerone,” the limited edition Toblerone Blank Packs include sleeves for the stylish maven, the pet lover, the techie, the plant lover, the beauty addict, the bookworm, the toy collector, the shoe addict, the gym buff, the jet-setter, the always connected, and those wishing for good fortune. 

While each pack has a specific theme, one can #BeMoreImaginative by writing thoughtful messages on the blank side of the pack. 

Toblerone Blank Packs are available at leading supermarkets nationwide.

Topics: M&S Café , Christmas , Villa Del Conte , Andrew Café’s Heavenly Holiday Buttered Bundt Cake , Naked Patisserie , Pancake House , M Bakery , Toblerone
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