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Sweet Endings for New Beginnings

These tasty treats are guaranteed to make the rest of 2020—and 2021—all the more sweeter!

Being the sweet tooths that we are, we can’t help but spread the joys of sugar, spice, and everything nice to our dearest friends and family, most specially around the yuletide season. For those who have yet to finish sending easy gifts to their list of loved ones, we’ve rounded up a number of tried and tested confections that will work well in our holiday feasts—be it for our Christmas Eve celebrations, our New Year festivities, or even for our solitary satisfaction. Scroll down and let the ordering begin.

Naked Patisserie

For bespoke creations that never fail to amaze, Naked Patisserie’s gorgeous cakes, truffles, and other baked goods are go-to gifts by anyone who’s had a slice of their sweet makings. And while the patisserie requires a two-day lead between order confirmation and delivery, trust that Naked Patisserie delivers with fresh ingredients that magically come out of the oven looking beautiful at anyone’s intricate holiday tablescape. 

The NAKED PATISSERIE is located at The Peninsula Manila, Room 236, 2nd, Makati Avenue, Metro Manila. For more information visit their website, call or message at (+63.945) 468.5141 or (+63.965) 139.6609, email, or check out their Instagram account for a view of their dazzling creations. Deliveries are from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


For pies, tarts, and breads, Chellesis makes delectable goodies that look and taste good. What started as a simple business with a well-loved presence at food and holiday bazaars, Chellesis by Chelle Acol has proven its penchant for creating treats that are sure to impress anyone’s taste buds. Since its inception, it has made great strides, with offerings for the diet-conscious—gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy free options. But her best-seller remains to be the famous Morgan Bread.

CHELLESIS can be contacted via mobile phone at (63.917) 534.6988 or thru email. You can also visit their Instagram at @chellesis_ to check their fantastic confections.

Czarina’s Kitchen

Of course, ’tis the season for a sweet serving of Food for the Gods—and Czarina Ablaza-Syquia never disappoints. You can also add her cookies, crinkles, and yes, biscotti to fulfill your—or your loved ones’—Christmas traditions. Never to scrimp on ingredients, each item that comes out of Czarina’s Kitchen is packed with flavor to make your Christmas absolutely merry and bright. Warm those hot cocoa mugs—you’re in for a treat!

To order from CZARINA’S KITCHEN, visit them on Instagram at @czarina_skitchen for a view of their menu of tasty delights.

Stoned Chocolates

For “your only source of ooey gooey goodness,” Stoned Chocolates’ chocolate cake and croissants will make any chocoholic’s heart flutter. The budding business is quite new to the sweets game but they have been gaining ground quickly thanks to word of mouth. Satisfied customers can attest to the blend’s scrumptious flavors and are quick to order more. Hurry with ordering, their last dates this year are from December 29-31, only.

You can order from STONED CHOCOLATES via their Instagram account. They are open Wednesdays till Sundays. Order cut-off is at 2:00 PM and deliveries start consequently at 3:00 PM.


Famous for their grazing tables, the Zulueta sisters have diversified their offerings to ensure that they have something for everyone. Apéritif’s cookies, cakes, and other sweets add a new dimension to their equally delicious savory treats. Aside from their mouth-watering creations that are definitely perfect for anyone’s holiday feasts, the team also makes it super-convenient for order takers as they are open to serve 6 days a week and available via Food Panda as well. Of course, the customer service extends from convenience to taste too—leaving no one disappointed.

APÉRITIF can be reached via their online shop. You can also visit them on Instagram at @aperitif_ph to see their wide selection of offerings. 

Bellian Cookie

Quezon City-based Bellian Cookie offers 6 unique flavors of chocolate-based cookies that leave you wanting more. Present a sampler box to your loved ones and let them taste the goodness of each flavor for themselves. They also have holiday-themed truffles as well. Celebrate the merry season with these sweet confections and get the milk glasses ready. Your kids—and probably even Santa—will have great time eating these.

For orders and more information, BELLIAN COOKIE can be reached by sliding a DM at its Instagram page and filling a form located in its bio.

The Güd Baker

Ube-lovers delight! The Güd Baker’s smash hit ube cookies will surely fill yours and your family and friends’ cravings. Made by a mom and daughter duo, Drey and Alaiza David, The Güd Baker’s variety of flavors—with everyone’s favorite ube in the mix—will dazzle and amaze any festivity. Order a batch and share the purple goodness among your loved ones. As they say, their sugary treats will make whoever tastes it, “feel güd.”

Contact THE GÜD BAKER by filling out a form on their Instagram @thegudbaker. You can also view their sweet homemade samplings.

From the Kitchen of Kaye Garcia

Event-stylist Kaye Termulo-Garcia didn’t let the the lockdown dampen her spirits. Instead, she indulged in her love for baking and started whipping up desserts that she generously shared with family and friends. Soon after, people were messaging her for orders, and in no time, her Basque burnt cheesecake and chocolate cake started making its rounds on Instagram. Kaye is proof that with every setback, there is always an opportunity — we just have to keep an open mind and follow our hearts.

For the full menu, product photos and order form, FROM THE KITCHEN OF KAYE GARCIA is found on Instagram via Kaye’s personal account.

What’s Abby Baking?

Another food business borne out of quarantine is What’s Abby Baking by young entrepreneur, Abby Cruz, whose love language is food. While finding ways to connect to people during the lockdown, she said that baking helped her show people that she cares. Her apple crumble is a huge hit! Striking the perfect balance of textures and flavors, this makes for a great snack, dessert, even breakfast. Tip: Best served warm with a side of vanilla ice cream.

You may contact Abby on Instagram at WHAT’S ABBY BAKING for orders.

And that’s our round-up of tried and tested sweets and treats! We are certain these will make great additions to your holiday spreads, and will definitely let your families feel the love. The best part is — you can have them all year round. If you have desserts you absolutely swear by that deserves our attention, please message us on Instagram.

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