Unlike me, N loves to tinker in the kitchen. When we received the invitation for a Mom and me cupcake decorating activity by Cupcakes by Sonja, I immediately said yes – knowing how N will definitely enjoy this activity.
We all know how Sonja started the cupcakes craze in 2006 by introducing the gourmet cupcake concept in the Philippines. I remember visiting the Serendra store and gazing at a variety of cupcake creations. My favorite back then was the lemon drop cupcake. After more than 5 years, Cupcakes by Sonja has expanded to open more stores – with the first in the new Glorietta 2! They have also included new flavors in their line-up with my favorites being the choco cream cheese swirl and the banana monkey cream pie!
|so many choices!|
|the cupcake spread|
For the afternoon, N and I worked on 4 cupcakes and 2 cookies. Happily, the Cupcakes by Sonja team helped us [me actually] by preparing kits which made the assembly and decorating fun and easy.
|my little lady ready for the afternoon’s activity|
|posing with Mommy Mundo‘s R and
I am all thumbs in the kitchen. Happily, being a good cook was not one of S’ requirements when he married me. When we went on our honeymoon and stayed in timeshare resorts in Bundaberg and Paihia, S cooked our meals during the times when we chose to dine in! Lucky me! Happily, N is quite the opposite and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon’s activity.
Aside from matching mom and me hats and aprons, the organizers thoughtfully prepared color guide cheat sheets – perfect for moms like me!
|make your desired color of frosting|
|our finished cupcakes|
I asked and was informed that you can hold small cupcake decorating parties at the Glorietta 2 store. Cupcakes by Sonja can also bring cupcake decorating kits to your kiddie parties. N is actually not much of a sweet tooth (yay!) so the cupcakes we made and took home were enjoyed by the adults in the house.
|choco cream cheese swirl, decadent choco cupcake
red velvet (N’s choice) and banana monkey cream pie
The cupcakes had to be refrigerated but I let them soften in room temperature when I was ready to eat them (I finished all 3 and a half cupcakes!) and they were as good as fresh! Breastfeeding allows me to indulge my sweet tooth! 😉
|SoKids having fun|
Despite the heavy workload (decorating 4 cupcakes and 2 cookies is not easy for an amateur like me!), it was a fun bonding afternoon for N and myself. I’m happy I took time to attend this cupcake decorating activity with her. As a working mom, I really appreciate activities like these when I’m able to focus on the “fun” side of parenting – without thinking about the need to clean up afterwards 😀
|with Sonja who brought the cupcake craze to Manila|
More Cupcakes by Sonja stores are set to open within the year at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Eastwood City, Greenhills, and TriNoma. Meanwhile, there is an ongoing Shoot & Share promo which will end on 1 May 2013. Cupcakes by Sonja will be giving away cupcakes to 5 winners!
You can join by taking photos of your favorite parts of the new Glorietta store and post it on Cupcakes by Sonja’s Facebook page. The top five photos will win a special gift from Cupcakes by Sonja.
For more information, visit Cupcakes by Sonja online!