Christmas this year may be one of the gloomiest in our lifetime, but that should not stop us from sharing sweet gestures to make our loved ones smile while keeping safe at home. Since we won’t be using material things or meeting up with friends to share presents, how about sending yummy holiday pastries in just a few taps? This way, your gift can also be sent to your relatives or friends’ addresses fresh from the pastry shop! Here are neat gifts to consider from Sweet Caroline Pastry Shop for those who have a Php 500 – Php 1000 budget per head for the holidays:
1. Créme Brulée Cheesecake
One of my favorites! I usually have low expectations when it comes to cheesecakes since a lot of shops are selling the same old recipe that feels dry, but this Créme Brulée Cheesecake is to die for! It’s my first time to eat a cheesecake that is soft and gooey for my tastebuds to enjoy. The crust also isn’t super sweet so the taste is well-balanced with the burnt-like flavor on top and sweet-cheesy goodness.
It can be enjoyed in two ways: Frozen and thawed for 1.5 hours for a gooey texture or just 20 minutes for an ice cream-like feel. Both are amazing!
2. Cookies and Cream Pie
Another personal favorite (tied with their custard cheesecake). This is a surefire hit for people who grew up snacking on Oreos or Cream-Os! It’s like eating a lot of the cream part without getting tired of its flavor. The cookie crust balances out the creaminess of the pie so you’ll surely find yourself wanting more spoonfuls throughout the day. It’s not super sweet, too!
3. Luscious Custard Cheesecake
Another unique creation that I’ve only tried now. This may look like Smores at first glance but it’s actually a Custard Cheesecake with gooeyness similar with the Créme Brulée Cheesecake. What sets it apart is the burnt marshmallow flavor on top. Unlike the Créme Brulée Cheesecake, this one needs to be consumed immediately as it tends to melt when left unfinished for over a day. It’s so good, though, so that won’t be a problem!
4. Carrot Cheesecake Torte
Definitely not your ordinary carrot cake! This one’s actually my sister’s favorite (and she’s a centennial a.k.a. Gen Z) since it’s nutty, moist, sweet, and easy to chew. Despite being flavorful, each ingredient complements each other to make consumers wanting more.
5. Banana Loaf
I’m sure majority of our readers are already familiar with banana bread; however, toss those ideas aside since this one’s a flavorful one! It’s easy to tell that the bakers were generous enough in putting in as much ingredients as they can to amp up the flavor. A good option for those who prefer pastries without sweet toppings.
IS IT WORTH THE PRICE?
I’ve personally tried all five and the Créme Brulée Cheesecake and Cookies and Cream Pie are my favorites! All five are yummy enough to be given as a gift since both kids and adults are sure to enjoy every delectable spoonful of Sweet Caroline Pastry Shop products. The people behind this local business have been practicing their craft for over 10 years, giving birth to one-of-a-kind pastries that are worth trying.
They use premium and quality ingredients which are mostly imported to satisfy their customers’ sweet tooth cravings. In fact, picking which to order would be the challenge as all five have their own unique twists that set them apart from commercially sold cheesecakes, pies, and tortes.
HOW TO ORDER?
Just send your order form via Facebook or Instagram (@SweetCarolinePastryShop) along with your preferred delivery date. Once confirmed, payment can be made via bank (BDO, BPI, or Metrobank) or through apps like PayMaya and GCash so they can process your order. Sweet Caroline Pastry Shop currently delivers to anywhere within Metro Manila via third party couriers (e.g. Grab, Lalamove, Mr. Speedy) preferred by the customer.
Orders must be placed at least a week ahead of the preferred delivery date as each serving is made fresh before being shipped out. They’re also open for bulk orders in case you need to send out gifts to a lot of people!
For more details about their products and for inquiries, feel free to get in touch with them via Facebook, Instagram, or via Viber at 09154125088. Let’s support a local business while also spreading joy this holiday season!