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Vanilla Cupcake Bakery: My Kind of Cupcake Wonderland


Vanilla Cupcake Bakery & Cafe is a new cupcake place in Trinoma. Its boutique bakeshop concept captured the hearts of many, including non-sweet tooths like me. The cafe is worthy of a white picket fence for its whimsical charm and cozy appeal.

Vanilla Cupcake Bakery Trinoma

So I was greeted by shelves after shelves of sugary goodness. From Red Velvet and Classic Chocolate to Blueberry and Oreo Cheesecake. Sa dami, it took me five minutes to choose our cupcakes from the menu.

Cupcake Store in Trinoma

I’m glad that I was able to share this place with my kikay little sister. VCB and Lexeen is a match made in heaven!

Vanilla Cupcake Bakery and Cafe

The interior’s design theme is vintage shabby chic, a bit French-inspired and cottage style, closely similar to Stacy’s. I found the eclectic chair sets adorable. And oh, the chandeliers!

If I would be given a chance to decorate our future house, I would designate a room particularly for this design. For furniture pieces and decors inspired by this theme, you can check out Cath Kidston, Heima, Daphne and Fab Manila.

I like the Nicola Wing Settee Patchwork from Heima, but the 85 freakin’ thousand price tag is way out of my league.

Vanilla Cupcake Bakery in Trinoma

We were already done eating dinner so we only pined for desserts. Yen’s choice of cupcake is Vanilla Pink, as expected from a pinkaholic freak. It’s a vanilla-flavored cupcake with pink frosting, topped with a chocolate V and edible pearls.

The Coffee Walnut Salted Caramel cupcake is for my husband. He loves coffee so I thought it would be the perfect match for him. The aroma and flavor is just right, but it tasted way too sweet for our liking.

Lexeen picked out the cupcake with the green icing and heart sprinkles. It’s called Cotton Candy. For Zaiel, I ordered a Banoffee Cup-Cake (cake in a cup) because he’s addicted to minions and bananas. It’s literally a cake in a jar, with a yellow ribbon tied around the jar’s neck. He liked it very much and scooped out every last bit of graham bits. I tasted hints of cinnamon and butterscotch flavors.

It was such a lovely setup — the potted flowers, the tabletop standee, and the cupcakes. Everything in the cafe has got this ‘happy effect feeling’ on people.

Vanilla Cupcake Bakery Review
Vanilla Pink (PhP 90)
Coffee Walnut Salted Caramel (PhP 100)
Cotton Candy (PhP 88)
Banoffee Cup-Cake (PhP 100)

If you know me at all, you would have predicted that I won’t settle for a single cupcake (and I never got one for myself). I was so thankful that they serve pasta. I ordered Herbed Bacon Carbonara with fresh basil and chunks of bacon. Creamy, herby, and bacon-y — everything I want in a pasta. I was in love with the dish that I even got my heart broken just because I had to share it with my husband. LOL.

Vanilla Cupcake Bakery Menu Pasta
Herbed Bacon Carbonara (PhP 295)

VCB recently introduced All-day Tea sets and Sweet Sampler sets. High tea lang ang peg, but for me it’s more like Alice in Wonderland tea party! This is perfect for an afternoon tea (plus chikahan) with friends.

Vanilla Cupcake Bakery Tea Set
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For cupcake lovers and fans of all things cute and dainty and neat, visit Vanilla Cupcake Bakery & Cafe. I hope you enjoyed my review!

I took a gazillion photos! Who wouldn’t?

After VCB, we took the train ride inside the mall and went to Toys R Us to check out some toy cars.


Vanilla Cupcake Bakery & Cafe
2/F Trinoma Mall, Garden Restaurants, North Avenue, Quezon City

Published: 2014-08-20 10:20:19

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