I’ve been seeing raves of a very delicious strawberry shortcake which hails from Baguio that all I want to have on my birthday is that certain cake. Luckily, it can now easily be bought here in Manila since the Baguio-famous Vizco’s Cakeshop already opened a few branches around the metro.
I conveniently ordered my strawberry shortcake at their SM Megamall branch via its Viber number and with BDO or BPI payment options. Although it was very convenient to order, if you can’t pick it up yourself, or have someone pick it up for you, I had a very hard time getting it to me. Since it is best to have it picked up by a car, I tried booking via Grab. The problem is that they don’t want to wait at the curb at the EDSA side as instructed by Vizco’s or they turn down despite offering parking fee. I understand at it is really kind of a hassle. So in short, Coco and I had to go to SM Megamall to pick it up. It’s a good thing though that I was able to reserve a cake earlier as I arrived their store a few hours before closing time and they don’t have any more available at the time I dropped by for those who didn’t reserve.
Aside from their famous strawberry shortcake, they also have strawberry cheesecake, red velvet cake, mango cake, ube cake, carrot cake, walnut chocolate cake, blueberry cheesecake Tres Leches, Strawberry French Macaron, Chocolate French Macaron, and oreo chocolate overload. Also available in slices for personal consumption. Below is their menu.
So aside from cakes, they also have pastries, mango jam, strawberry jam and Vizco’s hot sauce for sale.
And now, judgement day. Definitely, sweet dreams are made of Vizco’s Strawberry shortcake. It is what they say it is! It feels light to eat and it definitely looks sweet, but it really isn’t, which is actually perfect. Strawberries are fresh and the most important part is the generosity of the strawberries that are in it.
The founder, Ms. Jackie Dizon, named her restaurant “Vizcocho” during its early run in the early 2000s. But eventually changed it to its shortened form, “Vizco’s” which is more catchy. When she started her restaurant, all she hopes to be is to be able to have something that could be Baguio’s pride. Their success didn’t happen overnight and it took 4 years to actually say that they have made it.
When they had to close down due to the pandemic it was their resellers whom helped them through and through. And it is through their resellers that those who haven’t visited Baguio for a while learned about the pandemic trending cake, which is the Vizco’s Strawberry Shortcake.
Vizco’s has so far 3 Metro Manila branches and of course their Baguio Main stores. Sharing their details below:
VIZCO’S CAKE SHOP
Ground Floor SM City Grand Central Caloocan
(0917) 140 4659