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Crazy About Kim's Cupcakes!

People's intense and widely shared enthusiasm for cupcakes has undoubtedly helped make this iced petite cake incredibly sought-after. As a child, I never expected the popularity of cupcakes to surpass most desserts and Kim's Cupcakes is giving dessert lovers another reason to stay loyal to this craze. Kim Jao has been selling cupcakes since she was in high school and had already been joining bazaars and supplying school organizations and a food stall at her school. Interestingly enough, it was her economics teacher who helped her discover her niche, "She taught us how to bake in class back in third year and I got inspired. After that, I started exploring the world of baking. I sold to my classmates and schoolmates back in high school. In college, I supplied for various events and fund raising activities of school organizations. Now that I've graduated, I've been focusing on how to make my business grow and how to get more people to try my cupcakes." 

Kim's Cupcakes are divided into two sets of flavors - classic and special. Classic flavors include Vanilla, Strawberry, Espresso, Cookies & Cream, Lemon Cream and Mint Chocolate all of which are P40 each while her special flavors include Tiramisu, Red Velvet, Chocolate Ganache, Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter and Yema are P50. 

Classic Flavors
Cookies & Cream 
Eye candy!

It's hard to miss the bright-colored icing on these cupcakes and the tiny edible peearls atop it. These remind me of the waves in the ocean, only this time, they're for human consumption.

If you want a simple cake base with a decorative top, you'll enjoy the fine taste of the Vanilla cupcake. The fine taste can be attributed to Kim's use of quality ingredients, "For me, it's not really about how many of my products I sell but how many customers come back for more. I really put my heart into making these cupcakes for my customers."
Mint Chocolate Chip
Lemon Cream

Sunshine in a cupcake is what this is. The tanginess of the lemon cream wasn't overwhelming and balanced it off with the level of sweetness. Now, I know that cupcakes have been getting so much attention lately for obvious reasons, but that didn't stop me from asking Kim why she decided to venture into the tiny cake business when there are so many other dessert choices to choose from. Apart from convenience, Kim delights in the many cupcake flavors you can come up with to suit different palettes, "There are so many things you can try making. You can combine a buttermilk cake with a chocolate icing, chocolate cake with cream cheese icing, chiffon cake with caramel icing. The possibilities and combinations are endless with cupcakes."
Special Flavors (clockwise): Cookie Dough, Red Velvet, Chocolate Ganache,  Yema, Tiramisu, Peanut Butter

This two-tone cupcake bunch made me wonder where Kim gets inspiration and ideas for the flavors of her cupcakes, "I'm a dessert lover myself. I love all kinds of desserts. I try to think of my favorite desserts, turn it into a cupcake and voila!"
Chocolate Ganache

Kind of looks like a Ferrero cupcake, doesn't it? Chocolate cream atop a chocolate cupcake can never do you wrong. Its as sinful as it looks, although don't let its tempting exterior fool you. The cupcake base is light and delicate. 

I love how the top is smothered with what tastes like caramel and is sprinkled with cocoa. Cramming all the flavors of the famous Italian dessert into a tiny cake can be a bit tricky, although you can definitely savor the different ingredients that are used in an original tiramisu. The sifted cocoa has a bitter taste to it but the rest of the cupcake willingly makes its way to your mouth as you try to explore the different layers.
Red Velvet, Tiramisu, Yema

My personal favorite has got to be the Yema flavored cupcake - I mistook it for the Vanilla cupcake at first given how light and sweet each bite was. Yema, originally popularized in Bulacan, is a kind of candy made of egg yolks, condensed milk and crushed peanuts. In the end, you have a custard-like candy shaped like a pyramid. I could taste the condensed milk and loved the sweet center. I could eat 10 of these in one sitting without breathing in between each cupcake. Okay..maybe I'd gasp for air a few times.

You can order by phone, email or catch Kim's Cupcakes at these bazaars to instantly get your cupcake fix: 

* Emporia at Glorietta 3: December 7-8
* AMA Mall at Ateneo Zen Garden: December 10-14
* Bazaar for All Seasons at UP Bahay ng Alumni: December 14-15

Kim's Cupcakes

149 Katipunan Avenue. 

Saint Ignatius Village, 

1105 Quezon City
0917 835 8886

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2 Responses to “Crazy About Kim's Cupcakes!”

  1. I'm torn between Kim's Cupcakes and Vanilla Cupcake Bakery (which has mix but mostly disappointing reviews)for later. Kim's cupcakes looks good. :))

  2. first time to try kim's cupcake and all the flavors are the must try....