Monster-inspired ice cream, ‘bloody’ velvet cake, scary donuts and other Halloween treats
Here’s our adult version of trick-or-treating: visiting these establishments door-to-door for a big dose of deliciously scary treats.
Ian Carandang, the talented sorbetero behind Sebastian’s, has whipped up yet another batch of spooktacular ice cream flavors this year. “They come back every year, just like your favorite monsters,” he said.
The three flavors are inspired by “those campy ’60s monster movies” and the abundance of candy during Halloween.
Trick or Treat XIV, which Ian describes as “a bag of candy in a scoop,” is dark chocolate and caramel ice cream packed with chocolate crunch, peanut butter cups, gummi worms, Chocnut and blood-red caramel ripple.
Revenge of the Nerds 3 is bubble gum ice cream with mini marshmallows and rainbow Nerds. Chocolate lovers will love Worms Infestation: milk chocolate ice cream with gummi worms and chocolate crunch.
The flavors are available at Sebastian’s Ayala Malls Vertis North and Regis Center.
It’s pumpkin season at M Bakery. It celebrates fall’s ultimate ingredient with pumpkin spice cupcakes (pumpkin, dried cranberries, aromatic spices) topped with caramel cream cheese icing and a sugared cranberry; pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap pecan crust topped with whipped cream and toasted pecans; pumpkin spice cake (for preorder); and traditional pumpkin pie (also for preorder).
M Bakery will also serve classic Halloween cupcakes (chocolate or vanilla topped with vanilla or chocolate buttercream) and mini cupcakes.
For an extra treat, grab a Mummy Cupcake, Eyeball Cupcake (vanilla, chocolate or red velvet cupcake with vanilla buttercream), a Boo! Cupcake (chocolate cupcake filled with white chocolate truffle and topped with ganache) or a Ghost Cupcake (chocolate cupcake topped with meringue icing).
Full cakes are available, too, for preorder: Frankenstein, Spider, and Jack-o’-Lantern.
These special Halloween treats will be available from Oct. 24 to Nov. 3.
M Bakery is at Unit 23, One Bonifacio High Street Mall, 5th Avenue and 28th Street, Taguig.
Award-winning chefs Miko Aspiras and Kristine Lotilla work their magic this Halloween with creations that will be available Oct. 26-30 at Workshop Bakery at The Grid.
There’s the devilish twist to their popular 17-layer cakes (which you can find in the latest edition of “Lifestyle Best Desserts”), the Bloody Velvet Cake. There are also beautiful mini cakes available: Poison Apple (apple compote, caramel, mousse, caramel sauce), Bewitched (vanilla mousse, brownie, ube sauce center), Hannibal (fresh peach, cinnamon milk chocolate ganache and dark chocolate granola crust).
The Grid is at 3/F expansion wing of Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Makati.
Poison coffee and doughnuts
Miko and Kristine also came up with new donuts just for the spooky season.
There’s Spider Web, a dark chocolate lemon on charcoal brioche, and creepy brain donuts that are actually red berry and custard walnut on brioche.
Poison will also be serving pumpkin spice caramel custard on brioche doughnuts.
Poison is at Karrivin Plaza, 2315 Chino Roces Ave., Makati.
Okada’s Medley Buffet is wickedly ready for Halloween with its Wicked Witch Dessert Selection that will be available until Nov. 1.
The spread includes Squashing Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Mud Cake with Rainforest Worms, Cheesy Spider Cake with Cookie Crust, Kitty’s Hog Nose, Bat Opera, Beatle and Turtle Caramel Cakes, Black Forest Cake with Magical Mushrooms, Creepy Chocolate Mousse with Almond Fingers, Graveyard Strudel, Brain and Crumble Crisp, Chocolate and Cherry Pudding.
The live cooking station will be serving Kaiserschmarrn (shredded pancake) with Plum and Berry Compote, Chocolate Fondant with Sugar Dust and Churros with Spiced Chocolate Sauce.
There are also Suspicions Cupcakes, Chocolate Eyeballs, Strawberry Blood and Jelly Shots, Ghastly Lemon Meringue, Popping Candies Opera Cake, Cemetery Profiteroles with Caramel, Raspberry Jelly with Crumbles and Fruity Jelly Worms and Medusa’s Chocolate Praline and Truffle Selection.
You may also order individual cakes at the Lobby Lounge: Orange and Pumpkin Luxe, Sweet Potato Tart with Strawberry Drops, Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pandan and Mango Opera, White Chocolate Cake with Banana and Caramel, Margarita with Cocoa Glaze and Layered Chocolate Mousse.
Passionfruit Mousse Cheesecakes and Earl Grey Chocolate Cakes are available in whole and medium sizes, too.
Okada Manila is at New Seaside Drive, Parañaque.
Krispy Kreme has eight fun Halloween donuts that are perfect for your Halloween party: The Ooze, The Scary Eye, The Black Cat, The Tombstone, The Owl, The Brain, The Orange Monster and Halloween Sprinkles.
Get them for P55 apiece or P450 per dozen.
Krispy Kreme’s Halloween doughnuts will be available until Oct. 31 at all Krispy Kreme stores nationwide.
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