Glyco Sweet Shop

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.

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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.

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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.

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I love the balance of flaky, chewy and smooth in each bite. Definitely a must-try.

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They also have the following. ImageImage

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.ImageImageI 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.
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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 🙂

ImageThey also accept customized cake orders like this one:

ImageCheck out their Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/glycosweetshop

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