Hearts and Bells : Let them eat cake
"A party without cake is just a meeting." - Julia Child
Well-said by one of my favorite cooking icons. *applause applause* I do believe in this saying and for me, my birthday will never complete without cakeS. Yes, plural. I really love having a lot of cakes and while yearly, my family knows this already so we would have at least 2 cakes to enjoy. There are years wherein I'd get 3 or 4. However, this year was probably extra special despite being on lockdown (it was the first day of GCQ exactly on my birthday) as I got not 1, not 2, but 6 amazing cakes which we all enjoyed and shared with the rest of the family during my birthday! I was so touched with all the love and sweetness from my friends and family. One cake that stood out was this. It was from Hearts and Bells who are very popular in the wedding scene as they specialize in creating wedding/tinghun/customized cakes. In fact, they have been my sister's go-to cake supplier as they made her wedding cake and the 1st birthday cakes of my niece and nephew. Anyway, going back to my birthday cake. Take a look at it below.
Apart from their customized cakes, they also have their regular cakes which you cane order as a gift or whenever you're just badly craving for really good cakes that's within budget. My family loves chiffon cake as they can never take anything too sweet or heavy with cream. Chiffon cake has that perfect lightness and balance that we all love for our dessert. Together with my birthday cake, I got to also try to more chiffon cakes.
I was so impressed with Hearts and Bells' cakes that it was at the top of my mind whenever I need to give cakes as gift. In fact, I ordered a customized cake from them for the birthday of my friend's little boy and they delivered as agreed. Needless to say, we made the birthday celebrants and his family very happy that day. Yay!
It's impressive that despite being in the business for so long, they just continue to innovate and update their menu. Imagine from June till today, I have managed to try 5 different cakes from Hearts and Bells and I've been impressed 5x and been to cake heaven 5x as well.
With the holiday coming, I found another reason to buy a cake to celebrate the festivities. It'll be a one of a kind Christmas for us though as we will do away with our family gathering and will instead stay home and celebrate with one another online. We've been doing this for several birthday celebrations in the family this year and it's just better to stay safe for now, keep our distance and enjoy our cake at the comfort of our home.