My motto is: If you can’t bake, buy. :)
This is no exaggeration but I think 4 out 5 of my friends bake. I used to make a decent apple pie but making crust from scratch is just really tedious work. Besides, a personality test I recently took said baking is just ain’t my thang – well it said – I can’t stand routine and too detailed work (except maybe if I get paid good money for it).
I’m glad that there are a whole bunch of bakers in Baguio City. My recent find is Glyco Sweet Shop. They’re located at DPS compound – the Utility road – the turning point, where you find the CIDG office. It’s an unexpected sight in a rather unpretty part of the city.
It’s not just a pretty face, Glyco makes really good cupcakes. And this is no exaggeration because I’ve gone around the city tasting cupcakes – a lot I’ve had have overpromised and underdeliverd. Glyco’s Sweet Shop simply delivers! :)
Here’s my favorite their Green Tea Cupcake. I like the bitterness of the green tea I detect at the back of my mouth. The cake is dense, moist and mildly sweetened. No overwhelming flavors. Just a good kick of green tea in every bite.
Mac, the owner says that each recipe has been researched and developed. A lot of thought has gone into making each bite a sweet experience.
They envisioned themselves to be a place where Manila- bound travelers can get their Baguio pasalubong. After all, they’re just a stone’s throw away from the Victory Terminal. Their “star product” is the egg tart.
I love the balance of flaky, chewy and smooth in each bite. Definitely a must-try.
I am a self-proclaimed carrot cake / cupcake connoisseur! Haha. And I declare this carrot cupcake a must-try. Personally, I’d like the cream cheese to be a little more sour- but that’s just me. I like little surprises on my cupcakes. A bit of this, this and that.I had this too! I’m not a big red velvet fan, but this one’s better than the one I had at one cupcake stand somewhere in Assumption road.
And don’t miss the dirty chocolate and mint. It’s the green one at the back with Choc Chips.
(added conclusion to the original post. I don’t like how this post seemed bitin. hehe)
In life, sometimes you just want a cupcake (or an egg tart..hehe) – and Glyco Sweet Shop is a bright spot in Baguio’s dessert scene ( Yes, Baguio has a dessert scene- watch out for my dessert post. :) ). Their cupcakes are superb- they’re R&D’d (hehe)- that is– carefully crafted, baked with love and served with an extra serving of sweetness from their awesome staff and owners! Some make cupcakes- Glyco makes super cupcakes. Truth be told, I’ve seen cupcakes and cakes that are more visually appealing- but Glyco prides itself in what can’t be seen but tasted and felt! :) I’m looking forward to the next flavors they’re coming out with. No pressure, Glyco, no pressure :)
Check out their Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/glycosweetshop