Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw), in one of the episodes of Sex in the City , ate a creamy retro cupcake at the Magnolia Bakery on Bleecker St cor. 11th. in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. Since then, Magnolia Bakery has not only developed a cult following and become a New York City tour stop, it has also become the benchmark for a boom in cupcake specialty shops.
Manila of course is never far behind when it comes to foodie craze ventures – so welcome to Cupcakes by Sonja. Located at the new Serendra Piazza , this little cutie is home to the best cupcakes in the Metro. It is owned by a charming lady (Sonja ... who else), who actually lived in New York and actually worked in the Magnolia Bakery.
Cupcakes by Sonja is small. One sit down counter facing the outside ala NY, and then the ordering counter/display area. There are a few tables outside. I guess the market is expected to be a “take-out” and “pre-order” market.
Its a refreshing alternative to my current donut addiction.
Traditional and tiered custom made cakes can also be ordered.
I tried the “flourless chocolate cupcake” and was hopelessly hooked ... yummingly good. Their cupcake variety list is growing as they add new variations regularly. Price ranges from 50pesos to 80 pesos per. cupcake. They serve Lavazza coffee and a tasty Strawberry Iced Tea as well.
In New York, cupcake orders are starting to level up with traditional cake orders including for events such as weddings. Well if they taste as good as Sonjas cupcakes , I can totally understand why.
Try it out on your next date.
Have some sweets with your “sweetie”.
Have a cupcake with your “cupcake” ...
Cupcakes by Sonja
1C03 Serendra Piazza
Global City, Taguig