14 Oct2007


The Cake. By Marta Matute. It speaks for itself, really. It was fashion oriented, in bright neon colors and simply fabulous. The top layer had The Kid’s name, hence it was cropped…


The cake featured three layers, the largest one at the bottom had bags and shoes, the second layer was strewn with clothes and the top layer had accessories…


The detailing on the individual pieces was amazing, check out the stitches on this mini-bag…


And Marta even made 7 cookies with some of the places The Kid would love to work part-time and have an 80% employee discount card… Thanks Marta!



  1. Socky says:

    A real work of art. My hats off to Marta.

    Oct 14, 2007 | 2:30 pm


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  3. kulasa says:

    The Kid is so lucky to have parties like this. I know she appreciates all you and Mrs. M do for her.
    Wonder how you’ll top all those off when she turns 18.
    Happy Birthday Kid

    Oct 14, 2007 | 3:13 pm

  4. elaine says:

    The cake is very impressive and the theme typifies the stuff these generation is into…a work of art indeed and luv the color combinations! Did you have different flavors or a single flavor for all three cake layers? One Lucky Kid!

    Oct 14, 2007 | 3:42 pm

  5. noemi Dado says:

    The design and colors are just fabulous. Was the cake just as good as the design?

    Oct 14, 2007 | 4:35 pm

  6. nina says:

    I like the cake!

    Oct 14, 2007 | 5:41 pm

  7. Marketman says:

    noemi, the cake was very good. A moist chocolate cake that still had body to hold up with the weight of the decor. We only had the top 2 layers as cake, the first layer was styrofoam :) That helps keeps costs down and you don’t need that much cake with only a few guests. elaine, we only had chocolate cake. kulasa, by 18, we are presuming she will plan her own party. Socky, you should have seen the detail on the shoes, somehow I think you would appreciate that the most!

    Oct 14, 2007 | 6:00 pm

  8. shalimar says:

    wow am lost with words !!

    Oct 14, 2007 | 6:40 pm

  9. kikas_head says:

    Wow! What a gorgeous cake!! I read the archive of the other birthday party and it sounds fantastic. You guys really have some fantastic ideas for birthday parties!

    Oct 14, 2007 | 7:03 pm

  10. mardie says:

    omg, thats one cake every 12 year olds and counting would definitely envy. i know coz im envying it myself right now and im not even 12 yrs old. you sure know how to throw a party MM. im sure The Kid would treasure the memories for years and years to come. i cant wait what the next year’s party will be. abangan…..

    Oct 14, 2007 | 8:02 pm

  11. mardie says:

    btw, how much would a cake like this cost (if you dont mind my asking)? and do they have branch in cebu by chance?

    Oct 14, 2007 | 8:04 pm

  12. ragamuffin girl says:

    WOW! what a party! It’s so much more unique than booking a function room/restaurant and hiring clowns/performers/inflatable castles etc.. Everything has a personal touch. This is so inspiring, and I doubt you spent gazillions of cash too. Way, way cool. The kid is lucky to have such creative parents who put much love and effort into each shebang. Happy bday to the Kid! You will have an equally unique debut I’m sure. Maybe with a mini fashion show? :) Can’t wait to see what’s up for next year’s bash.

    Oct 14, 2007 | 8:32 pm

  13. kitkathie says:

    What an art!Fantastic colors, imaginative motif/theme combinations….Wow! wish I could go back when I was 12 years old. =) Moments like these will be cherished forever!

    Oct 14, 2007 | 8:53 pm

  14. sister says:

    Great cake, the baker is a decorating genius, so creative. Very impressive.

    Oct 14, 2007 | 10:11 pm

  15. allen says:

    You’re the greatest dad! –Aside from my husband of course:)

    Oct 14, 2007 | 10:52 pm

  16. kaye says:

    wow! it’s almost a sin to even cut it!!! was the fondant good enough to nibble on or eat with the cake?? sorry, am not familiar with fondants.. but am sure the cake underneath is something to look forward to.. yummy!

    Oct 15, 2007 | 12:18 am

  17. wanda says:

    This is way off tangent, but I really need your expert opinion. My mom is celebrating her 50th birthday at the end of this month and I would like to treat her and the rest of my family to a really FANTASTIC dinner. And I mean really fantastic. Great food, great ambience, great wine, the works. What are your top three recommendations, please? My family lives in Southern Manila (Alabang area) and could probably be persuaded to go to Makati or Tagaytay, but it shouldn’t be too much of a drive because my mom is very much allergic to traffic and I wouldn’t want to ruin her dinner before it even starts. Also my youngest sibling is only 11 years old, so something that wouldn’t be too “adult” would be best.

    My family will eat most anything, so as long as the food is good, the type of cuisine shouldn’t be a problem, although I think I would prefer something European.

    Thanks in advance!

    Oct 15, 2007 | 12:59 am

  18. Naz says:

    A show of gazillion parental LOVE which the child will cherish forever which she will in turn pass on to her future kids which will in turn be cherished by grandpa, (lol) MM and grandma Mrs MM

    Cost of the photo ops…$$$, cost of the cake…$$$
    to see The Kid’s and her friends’ eyes LIT up and enjoying the moment…PRICELESS!!!

    Happy, happy birthday…The Kid! (better late than never)

    Oct 15, 2007 | 1:02 am

  19. dhayL says:

    I loove her cake, the colour, the details on every item oh so exciting, any girls her age/biG girls and even girls my aGe would love to have a birthday cake like this one!

    Oct 15, 2007 | 1:44 am

  20. Thelma says:

    I don’t have any kid but I have my niece as my “alaga” since she was 1 year old (1983). Enrolled her at Merriam College since kinder garten and spoiled her every year of her Bithdays. She is now an Industrial Engineer and recently became immigrant here in the States. Today is her birthday, I bought her (cash) a nice car–Malibu LT, because she just found a job and will start working tomorrow.
    I could just imagine your “Angel” will also get a nice car in one of her Birthdays. God Bless you and Mrs MM for being so cool.

    Oct 15, 2007 | 3:10 am

  21. Apicio says:

    By 18 we are presuming she would be planning her own? I would like to see that, if you and the blog and me are still around. Italians spend on their daughther’s wedding, Filipinos on their daugther’s 18th birthday. Even parents who do not have two nickels to rub together are able to cobble together something for their daugther’s debut which incidentally was the premise of an excellent Filipino movie The Debut. First one to fail to deflect the needle of my wince detector.

    The birthday cake looks fabulous. Filipino cake decorating is so distinct it merits a special category at Wilton’s. I met an Indonesian dealer of ready-to-apply cake decorating flowers that looked life-like in a food show once who informed me that he contracts them out to jobbers in Manila.

    Oct 15, 2007 | 7:05 am

  22. lee says:

    Apicio: I will also look forward to MArketman’s entry on the kid’s debut and wait for your comment. We will still be around.

    Oct 15, 2007 | 8:19 am

  23. macpower says:

    hey boss, my daughter’s bday is coming up as well. she’s turning 13 this friday. i want to suprise her as well. where did you buy the cake? how much did it cost? what is the lead time? thanks in advance.

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:39 am

  24. Connie says:

    LOL What is it about young girls and Converse? Is she particulay about Chucks too?

    Happy birthday to your daughter, Marketman.

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:56 am

  25. Silly Lolo says:

    And besides,Marta Matute is sooo HOT!

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:56 am

  26. Marketman says:

    Silly Lolo, you are too funny. Connie, she loves her converse, her curent favorite in neon colors. macpower, I am emailing you an answer separately assuming my email now works. lee, hahaha, you and Apicio are too funny, a debut is definitely out of the picture. I suspect they debut much earlier these days… and the whole fancy dress up with rigodon is so 1980’s….hahaha. I think a backpack trip through Europe or perhaps five-star hotel nalang might be a better use of money. Thelma, trust me, she is already asking at what age she can get a student driver’s license! Yikes. Wanda, my first choice would be Antonio’s in Tagaytay, just 30-45 mins from Alabang on a good day. Not so formal setting but superb food. Room for the 11 year old to o exploring. I have 1-2 posts on a meal at Antonio’s in the archives. Several notches down, I hear Verbena at a small 8 room discovery suites in tagaytay is also good, but I haven’t personally tried it. In Manila, I would go for Old Manila at the Peninsula if budget is not an issue… Sala at the Locsin building is also an option and more modestly priced would be Pepato. A small ntimate dinner in your home garden catered by a top notch caterer such as Margarita Fores would also be great, though for small parties count on say PHP3,000 per head or so… kaye, the icing was excellent and so was the cake, but to be honest, I didn’t try to eat the accessories… ragamuffingirl, we spent more than usual since we normally do most of the the stuff ourselves but I bet we spent a lot less than some fancy bday parties… and the photo shoot can be done by a friend or family memer who is a photo buff…same effect. mardie, this cake was on the pricey side as it was rather large, count on PHP7K+, you save a little if some layers are styrofoam… for interesting but more reasonably priced options, I find Artcakes in Glorietta (that did the Kid’s Ferrari cupcakes last year) also good.

    Oct 15, 2007 | 10:38 am

  27. CecileJ says:

    Silly Lolo, you had to get that in, huh? Haha!

    Oct 15, 2007 | 10:44 am

  28. Blaise says:

    12 is indeed the new 15! Ang galing naman ni Martta, I already met her when I swung by her shop in Serendra last week.. I do love her cupcakes.. ;P

    Oct 15, 2007 | 11:29 am

  29. katrina says:

    you could check out this site for birthday cakes. http://www.avascakes.com they do ship cakes to manila. =)3tier bday cakes (all edible) start from 4k i think.
    hope this will help.

    Oct 15, 2007 | 11:31 am

  30. mila says:

    Hmmm, if my memory serves me right, the Kid wanted to be a race car driver last year. It would be cool to have a female Formula 1 race car driver, so hopefully the Kid doesn’t lose that dream (er, unless that means her 18th bday will mean MM buying a Ferrari – start saving your allowance now Kid).

    Oct 15, 2007 | 12:08 pm

  31. bex says:

    Hi Market Man, WOW, what a birthday! Have you ever thought of being an event organizer? You’re REALLY good at it (I think you’re a LOT better than some so called professionals, hehe)! I wanted to ask where in Serendra can I find Ms. Matute? Its near what restaurant? and how much does it cost, if you don’t mind? Happy Birthday to the kid.

    Oct 15, 2007 | 1:25 pm

  32. MRJP says:

    What a birthday party…what a lucky kid :) very nice looking cake. Happy birthday to the Kid!

    Oct 15, 2007 | 1:30 pm

  33. Marketman says:

    bex. I would never do this professionally, too stressfull…hahaha. Marta Matute is near the Chelsea Market Cafe and Abe’s restaurants. Her cakes go from P3K for simple ones to P10K plus for the elaborate cakes… she has tons of albums with cake samples to choose from…

    Oct 15, 2007 | 1:32 pm

  34. suzette says:

    happy birthday to the kid! hmmm…now i’m wondering what was served to the party. carrot and celery sticks perhaps?

    Oct 15, 2007 | 9:56 pm

  35. Silly Lolo says:

    CecileJ: Yes, you can count on Silly Lolo everytime! I’m glad I made you and MM smile.

    Oct 15, 2007 | 11:24 pm

  36. The Steak Lady says:

    What a beautiful cake. great party MM! congrats on a very well thought of event for your daughter’s birthday =)

    Oct 16, 2007 | 12:41 am

  37. Maria Clara says:

    Happy Birthday, The Kid! Very impressive cake!

    Oct 16, 2007 | 1:29 am

  38. dee bee says:

    everything about the party is so creative! congratulations on such a wonderful and memorable celebration!

    Oct 16, 2007 | 11:05 am

  39. Janet says:

    Hi Marketman!

    Wow! It was definitely a unique and interesting party! You’re really great! :)

    We’re holding a halloween-themed lunch get together in our office, for our team/group. Just wanted to get your inputs as to what food we can serve in line with the theme. Just something we can buy or easily prepare.


    Oct 18, 2007 | 10:10 am

  40. Marketman says:

    Janet, have some personalized cupcakes made at Artcakes in glorietta or their other branches…I am sure they can do a halloween theme of sorts… Or make a punch with floating plastic eyeballs from toy Kingdom that has tons of Halloween stuff for reasonable prices…

    Oct 18, 2007 | 10:26 am

  41. Marta's Cakes says:

    Thank you for the great photos sent! Thank you as well for the wonderful words you’ve used to describe our cakes! The 3am kitchen work becomes worth it! We’re truly glad The Kid enjoyed it!

    Janet, we also make Halloween (and Christmas & other holidays) cakes, cupcakes and cookies. We don’t have a website at present but can email you some images & prices. You may send inquiries to martascakes@gmail.com or visit Marta’s Cakes, Serendra, 9153802/(0917)5009984, Fun Ranch 6164552/(0917)8862253 or our holiday cart in Glorietta 2. If living in the South, you may call our head office: 8423836, 7750787 or (0917)8409984.

    Hope i didn’t bombard you with too many numbers. Thanks again!!!

    Oct 18, 2007 | 11:48 pm

  42. Marketman says:

    The recent “explosion” obliterated Marta’s holiday cart at Glorietta 2. Marta has advised that her staff sustained fractures and other injuries and are now being treated at Makati Medical Center. I hope they get better soon. We know of several others who were at the site or near it and Marketman, Mrs. MM, The Kid, and our crew all hope they get better soon. To the families of victims, our deepest condolences. I hope, though I am skeptical, that the real perpetrators are identified and arrested and metted the strongest possible legal penalties.

    Oct 20, 2007 | 9:20 pm

  43. Marta's Cakes says:

    Thank you very much for your support & concern. We’re glad our staff survived & are presently recovering. Our supervisor must still be in shock because every time she closes her eyes, she relives the incident. We commend Ayala for their very gracious & unwavering assistance & support too. Nevetheless, things like these have a way of leaving one feeling empty & robbed. Guess that’s life, it toughens you, encourages you to pick up the pieces & go on living :-) Thanks again!

    Oct 22, 2007 | 9:57 pm

  44. fujiwara maryjane says:

    i just want to know if i can make an order of your cake decor or cake toppers

    Nov 2, 2007 | 11:13 pm


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