Cakes By Mariella Martinez.

Mariella Martinez is not your usual baker.  Can you believe that she doesn't own a conventional oven or a Kitchenaid? She only has, what she calls, her trusty Imarflex 30L oven toaster and a Philips hand mixer.  

Mariella began baking in 2008, inspired by movies she'd seen. She has been baking since then and in 2012, she joined a national food and beverage competition called MAFBEX.  Despite not having any formal education or training in pastry arts, Mariella and her team were able to bag 2nd place in the Plated Dessert category.  Impressive!

I've been emailing with Mariella since early this year but for some reason, we couldn't find a common time.  She wanted to give me samples of her work but I didn't want her efforts to be just for any ordinary day and preferred an occasion where I could share her creations with family and friends.  After almost half a year, our schedules finally got to meet!  There was a joint birthday celebration in the family so I told Mariella, she can finally send me her cakes.

Mariella made two lovely cakes.  The first one is a 9-inch Swiss Butter Cake (PhP655) which is creamy and flavorful lemon-tinged vanilla buttercream slathered across a light chiffon cake.   It's as smooth as silk and pretty too!  Notice the pink ombre effect on the side of the cake?

The second one is a 9-inch Marshmallow Cake (PhP450) which has a chiffon base made with canola oil and white fluffy marshmallow frosting made from organic egg whites.  I am surprised when Mariella tells me that this cake is virtually fat-free. FAT-FREE AND CAKE IN ONE SENTENCE??  Wow, that's like the best of both worlds! 

Mariella also gives me a 4x6 box of Revel Bars (PhP200) which my mom loves especially when she's drinking hot tea.  I, on the other hand, like it with black coffee.

Another cake she makes is the 9-inch Caramel Cake (PhP520).  I'm getting fond of caramel desserts lately so I'll probably order this for the next occasion.  Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations with me and my family, Mariella!  Hope to meet you in person sometime :)

Mariella does not have a Facebook page, Twitter, or Instagram account so for orders and inquiries, you can reach her at (02) 245-3281 and (0915) 127-4806.   Delivery is free for Makati, Alabang, and Pasay with a minimum order of two cakes or pastries with a value of at least PhP900.  For other locations, she can deliver for a small fee. There is also a minimum order for revel bars which is two boxes.  And please place orders at least two days in advance.


  1. My gosh they looks so good and I'm sure it tastes better than it looks. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. Yes they do! And one of the cakes is virtually fat free! :)


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