Although I pride myself of being a foodie, its embarrassing to say that I haven’t been around the metro trying out new restaurants or places to dine. So after months since the “buzz” about Sweet Little Things, I finally had the chance to try it out. (Well it was really because it was beside the place where I had dinner, which I will be blogging about in my next post).
When the cupcake craze began, Sweet Little Things opened to offer Cebuanos the kind of cupcakes which were too good to eat, and of course tasted like how pretty good it looked.
In the excuse of wanting to bring some for the family (but really its because I just wanted to try everything that was available), I bought their box of six priced at Php 298.00 (Hey it said there save Php 110. That’s a lot of savings!). They’re also selling a box of 3 for Php 158.00. Individual cupcakes are sold at Php 65.00.
From friends and blog posts, I got most of what was recommended. Their Flourless Mud Pie, Red Velvet and Lemon Poppyseed. I’m not a dessert person or a cake person, so cupcakes don’t excite me as much, but I have to say their Flourless Mud Pie cupcake will give Sonja’s Mud Pie a run for their money.
I love how it’s packaged. From the color of the cupcake paper and the thin rolls of chocolate on top. They used mocha as frosting but I didn’t mind because it complimented with the thick brownie-like top of the cupcake. It gets chocolatier as you bite in, BOOM! This is definitely every chocolate person’s heaven.
Their cookies and cream was, well cookies and cream. Nothing really spectacular about it. Maybe one thing nice about it is how the frosting is not too sweet plus they place a generous amount of it. By the way, my brother noticed (not that it would really matter) that they used Nibisco cookies instead from what I thought was an Oreo cookie. (tasted almost the same though).
Red Velvet cupcakes. The thing about red velvet is that, it looks deliciously pretty but in real life, the star is really the cream cheese frosting. So far, Pheobe’s Cupcakery Red Velvet Cupcakes have the best cream cheese frosting, and STL’s was.. well okey. I like how moist the cupcake was (I like moist cupcakes).
The Lemon Poppyseed was fantastic! I like lemon infused cakes, and I like that its played along with the frosting, the right kind of sweet and tangy-ness combined. The poppyseed added an interesting texture in the palate.
Look at that ladies and gents, its the kind of cupcake you find on TV. (Hello, DC Cupcakes). Aside from the ones I mentioned, they also offer the following varieties: Triple Chocolate, Apple Cinnamon, Strawberries and Cream, Monkey Business, Cappuccino and Blueberry crumble. Choosing six was difficult (I wish I could review all of them) but it all came down to what I heard was good, and what I felt was something I would want to eat. (I might come back for the Blueberry Crumble and Apple Cinnamon).
This is their place at J. Block Building somewhere in Escario (a block away from Parklane Hotel, same street as Simply J’s and Sprockets Cafe). But they also opened a cart at SM City Cebu Northwing.
I like the interiors of the place, quaint but really cozy. Wish I had the time to sit down and eat my cupcake there but I was itching to go home (at 10PM people, yes I’m old).
One thing I’ve noticed about SLT is that they don’t scrimp on the ingredients, every bite will tell you that only the best ingredients (and most probably a lot of love) were used to make every cupcake. I also really like their packaging, from the box to the transparent plastic bag that they use to carry the boxes. So even if Php 65 a cupcake sounds ridiculously expensive, it’s very worth it.
Aside from the cupcakes, they also serve coffee (the ones that use a capsule, sorry not familiar with coffees since I barely drink one) and I also saw sparkling drinks and sodas that aren’t locally distributed in most groceries.
So my verdict?
Worth it. It’s something you can indulge yourself once in a while. It’s something that I’d recommend to die hard Sonja’s cupcake fans.
Sorry about the photos, I got them for SLT’s facebook page (I hope they don’t mind) because I’m the only blogger who do not own an DSLR camera.
If you want to read what others think about SLT, read this post on Zerothreetwo.