Many Filipinos are huge fans of Korean culture, food, music, and personalities. Our love for anything Korean has been evident even as early as the 2000’s, as shows on free TV almost always include one or two Korean dramas in the lineup.
The Korean craze has grown exponentially since then, with Korean groups rising to fame in the 2010’s like 2NE1, Super Junior, EXO, and recently, Seventeen, BTS, and BLACKPINK. And with the Korean craze comes our desire to purchase items that are “Korean-approved,” like the currently trending minimalist cake!
In the last few months, many baking enthusiasts and bakers have ventured into creating Korean minimalist cakes. These regular cakes, designed with minimal colors and decorations, are being well-received by consumers. In fact, many have been ordering them even during the community quarantine! (Read: A Prayer for Business Owners in Difficult Times)
Want to have a bite of this IG-worthy dessert? My Pope lists four shops that sell Korean minimalist cakes! Just do take note that some of these shops are already fully booked for the next month or so, so better order as early as now after you finish reading this article!
Dessertsbar offers minimalist cake in both regular and tall sizes. They also have letter cakes and cupcakes! You can even ask them if they can make your favorite K-pop idols faces out of fondant. Contact them at 0943 456 0642 or Instagram @dessertsbar.
Cakes by Alyanna
Cakes by Alyanna offers various styles for minimalist cakes. It can be plain, with borders, with design, and even with different colors! Their cakes start at 1,500 for the basic minimalist cakes. Check them out on Instagram, @cakesbyalyanna, or their Facebook page.
Aegyo Cakes’ minimalist cakes come in different flavors and designs. There’s the watercolor design, ombre, and full color. They also have different fonts and embellishments to achieve your desired design! However, for their regular-sized minimalist cakes, Aegyo Cakes is already fully booked until December. But worry not, they still have a smaller 4-inch cake for you! Send them a message on Facebook or Instagram for orders.
Fresh by Kyla
Fresh by Kyla not only serves its customers delicious and aesthetically pleasing cakes—they also donate part of their earnings to different advocacies! And not just that, the shop is also owned by a teenager who loves to bake! For orders, you may contact them via Facebook or Instagram.