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Iko’s, you disappoint me this time

I had my Tatay’s 60th birthday cake done by Iko’s Breads and Cakes and it was a pleasure left a very good impression, I was offered with from the choices of cake, filling, icing, etc.  –on top of that, the price was reasonable. And considering that I am ordering at their Tagaytay branch, I never had a hard time concerning delivery. Everyone who attended my Tatay’s birthday loved the cake. 😀

Last October I thought of getting a character cake from them once more for my godson’s 1st birthday. At first, I called Iko’s main branch in Pasig to inquire if they can make CARS theme. The lady who got my call was a particular “May”, and she readily responded yes. Then to my next inquiry if I can order in Pasig and have it delivered in Tagaytay, again, it was okay and I scheduled the visit to the bakeshop following that weekend to discuss want I wanted that is really eye-catching and inexpensive, I guess.

The place is easy to locate (we just wasted our time when we tried to ask the stupid Pasig Blue Boys! –this is not the first time husband and I encountered a not so pleasant episode with them). Anyway, the purple road signage makes it easy for to us find it. Parking is available at the façade.

When we entered there was no customer around and three sales staff appears to be busy. I passed them and went to check the stand of breads and cakes. Since it was mid afternoon, we decided to get something to pair with coffee. I don’t exactly remember what we ordered, but while we are waiting for our coffee to arrive I asked the lady at the cashier about the cake brochure. She handed me a single file, thinking that the one she gave me was not entire collection. I asked for prices too +sizes of cakes, choices of filling, icing –absolutely the same brochure I saw in Tagaytay. I was surprised when she told me they don’t have it and I can just say upfront what I want so she can give me a quote. Well, that response didn’t make me happy at all –I feel irritated by now. I continue to ask if they have at least a sample picture of their CARS themed cake, she pointed me on the glass display.

Wait! It looks like we were not talking of the same thing, until I make clear that I am referring to Disney CARS. And to my dismay, they can’t make it because of patent issue –meaning, they are not licensed to do it. She continued and told me that they can do the cake (the race car design) and I need to provide a toy (Lighting McQueen) so they use it as cake topper. The price could cost me about P2,000. I backed out because I don’t want to hassle myself of buying a toy and bringing it to Pasig again besides I cannot feel any reassurance from anyone at Iko’s that they can make a surprising impressive concept after all. Sigh!

We left Iko’s after buying few packs of bread which are not actually cheap. I tell you people at their Pasig branch made a very remarkable impression to me –they are not welcoming.

Look here, a well-known bakeshop helped me to get this –exactly what I have in mind.



Updated as of March 27, 2013: I have been receiving plenty of inquiries about the cars cake posted here. For everyone’s info, the cake supplier isn’t Manila based; it’s located in the central hilly (upland) area of Cavite.  They don’t do delivery and you have to go at the shop to tender your order.  To address your cake needs, you may contact Tita Lenn’s in Pasig (contact info posted on the comments section below), they do customize cakes but I’m not sure if they can make the same cars cake. Their cupcakes are the best! 🙂  –jlau


36 responses to “Iko’s, you disappoint me this time

  1. Sani November 9, 2011 at 9:17 am


    Nice “Cars” cake! Where did you have it done? Can you please send me the contact #(s)? My son will be celebrating his 1st bday on December. TIA!

  2. leyn July 25, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    where did u have it done??? nice Car theme :))

  3. Con September 1, 2012 at 11:49 am

    hi where can i order this? thanks!!

  4. Heydi September 5, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Can you email me the info as well? Good thing I read your entry cos I was planning to visit Iko’s to buy their “famous” cupcakes. I’m looking for cheap cupcakes kase e:)

  5. allan September 24, 2012 at 9:17 am

    hi ,, im very dissaapointed sa nangyari sa iyo,,im planning pa nmn na makipag tie up sa ikos bakeshop? dito sa nagtahan branch near robinson? styrobackdrop kasi ang bussiness ko,, but iwant to have a themed cake kasi some client ay nag rerequest… pwede ko bang malaman kung ssan ka nagpagawa ng themecars na cake? pa send naman sa email ko thanks

    allan bitonio

  6. Roselle Mariano December 3, 2012 at 6:58 am

    May I know the contact number of the car themed cake?

  7. sam January 7, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Hi, please email me your cake supplier contact. I’m trying to find a bakeshop that can also make a Cars theme cake for my son’s birthday. I hope yours will fit my budget. Thank you! 🙂

  8. aNgeLa January 15, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Sad to hear that, but you did great with your McQueen car! Galing! Thumbs up to you! Pwede ko b makuha cake supplier contact mo? My son is into cars din eh, and its his birthday this 26th of January. He’d be ecstatic with this car cake! Thanks in advance. 🙂

  9. rein January 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Hi pwede paemail rin ng contact sa gumawa ng cake mo? Nagcacanvass kasi ako for my daughers upcoming bday. Thx

  10. jay February 21, 2013 at 8:08 am

    hi, do you have ikos and tita lyn’s email? lapit na kase bday ko, yummy din ba cupcakes ni tita lyn? can you recommend one, affordable n yummy cuppies n cake, tight lang kase budget ko- thanks!

  11. jay February 26, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Nagde deliver po kaya sila? Been calling both numbers, no answer-pde po kaya customized cupcake? Thank u

  12. abby March 19, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    hi. my son is turning 2 this coming april. can you refer us to the one who made the disney cars cake? thanks

  13. arlene March 26, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    ano number pwede aq magpgwa ng cake here my number 09228121587, hope you can txt me asap….

    • january March 27, 2013 at 10:03 am

      hi, arlene. the cars cake isn’t from manila supplier. i suggest you try to contact tita lenn’s (contact info posted on the comment section above) for your requirement. 🙂

  14. Sheila Chavez May 30, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    hi! could you please send me contact info of your cake supplier? Thanks

  15. shiela reano July 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    hi, is it possible to ask about the number of the bakeshop who made your cars cake, I am actually from mendez, next town after tagaytay, do they make cupcakes as well, thanks

  16. stella angcaya September 24, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    gud pm, ask ko lang kung anong bakeshop ang gumawa ng cars cake mo and san yong bakeshop na sinasabi mo? malapit lng ako, am from amadeo and malimit din kaming umorder ng cakes para sa birthday ng pamilya

  17. Romil Anne Reyes December 2, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I also want to order a baptismal cake for my daughter. I hope you respond asap. Thanks! 🙂

  18. Ajoy December 19, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Hi! Can I have a price list of cakes and cupcakes that you are offering? I am planning to have it a gift for my friend’s 18th birthday and to my niece’s 1st birthday next week. Hoping for your immediate response so I can make an order as early as possible. Thank you!

    • january December 20, 2013 at 10:34 am

      hi, ajoy. i’d like to make it clear that it’s not me selling cakes and cupcakes here. 🙂
      pls back read in the comment section i posted tita lenn’s contact info there for everyone’s reference.

  19. Rica Barbosa January 8, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Hi:) please me too, san pede and kanino ako magtatanung regarding sa cake and cupcakes:) thanks!

  20. Ajoy January 10, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Hi! I just called tita Lenn’s number this afternoon and I am requesting to send me an updated menu of their products. Yet, until now, I haven’t received one. May I ask for those who have a copy of their price list to send me one? I am planning to order within this month. Thank you!

  21. James Atienza Dela Rosa April 5, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    regarding sa Iko’s just bought a Dulce de Luche there this afternoon… when we got home and sliced it up, guess what, the rill was full of MOLDS! not a very good first impression of IKO’s

  22. cheska April 7, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Hi. I went to tita lenn’s to sample their cupcakes but they didnt have cupcakes ready for purchase khit per piece lang. Per order lng dw tlga. Im curious about the taste. Is it delicious? Thanks!

    • january April 7, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      yes, tita lenn’s is order basis. for cupcakes i remember the minimum is 50 pcs. the last time i got their chocolate cupcakes it’s a bit dry unlike before. but the vanilla cupcakes are moist like what cupcakes are supposed to be. taste wise, theirs not overly sweet including the frosting. 🙂

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