Red Velvet Vixen for RED CROSS

17 02 2009

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CUPCAKES BY Sonja is giving back!

 

Have your cupcake.  Eat it.  And help too!

 

For a limited period, CUPCAKES BY SONJA, through their customers, is donating Php 5.00 to the Philippine National Red Cross (Rizal Chapter) for every purchase of their signature Red Velvet Vixen cupcake.  Now, doesn’t that sound like the perfect deal?!  On my visit to their store last night, this was the first thing that captured my attention.  Strategically positioned on top of the display counter and right on the dividing glass to the kitchen are the posters that announce this worthy cause.  I was told it just started this week.

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So apart from this cupcake being one of my all-time favorites (already), this signage made my choice for last night’s cupcake all the easier!  Make that choice for last night’s cupcakes.  I don’t know what it was, but I managed to down a couple of these moist, flavorful, cream cheese-frosted confections!  And for the first time, I tried their brewed coffee (extra cream and sugar, please!).  Funny that it has been a couple of years already since I first started frequenting this store and it was only last night that I finally noticed they have their own coffee machine!  See, even with those you’ve been so used to, there’s always something new to discover or learn in an otherwise usual day.

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The first Red Velvet Vixen Cupcake I devoured in the store premises. And that's the brewed coffee you see.

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That's the second red velvet I devoured!... Just couldn't get enough!

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Loved their brewed coffee!

Yes, I again had that comforted and satisfied feeling in my tummy.  But knowing I somehow helped out a worthy cause (no matter how little), makes the feeling more profound.

As it turns out, this tie-up between Ms. Ocampo’s signature Red Velvet Vixen cupcake and the RED CROSS has been in the works for a while.  It is just so nice to see it into fruition.  And as I have said in my “recessionista” post a short while back, if there is anything that these trying times have room for – it is generosity.

 

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Next on my must-try list - the NUTTER BUTTER COOKIE!

 

 

**  And of course, I got a few boxes for special people.  I had a box of four Choco Cream Cheese Swirl cupcakes put together for four new friends.  Another two boxes of four Red Velvet Vixen cupcakes (I finished a couple more at home!).  And I had two sets of boxes of four – two Bunny Huggers Carrot Cake cupcakes and two Red Velvet Vixen cupcakes – one each for Spider-man and Superman.  Ms. Ocampo graciously threw in for free an “Elvis,” though I would insist on paying (I never mind paying for good food or service).  The Reese’s peanut butter chocolate pieces on top of the whipped cream were portents of the yummy-ness underneath – cookie crust, peanut butter mousse… caramelized bananas!  Now that’s a specialty cupcake!…  The “Nutter Butter Cookie” sandwich is next on my list of must-try goodies!


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3 responses

24 02 2009
stavemichael

i assume that this is your favorite pastry shop. =)

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24 02 2009
stavemichael

that’s new. “you buy a cupcake, and you’ll be helping someone with 5php.” why not 10 or 20 or even 50? but for sure, its killing 2 birds with 1 stone. you get to have the pleasure of eating a delicious cupcake and you get to help someone in one transaction. that’s very wonderful.
just jealous, i haven’t had the pleasure yet of eating one whole cupcake from sonja’s. *tears*

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26 02 2009
b|uE*

RED Velvet Vixen…
I usually hate RED. I just don’t know why I seem intimidated by this so-called superior and attractive color. I just don’t like it. Yet this cupcake proved to me that it is just the color that I dislike. When Spiderman handed to me one out of the 4 boxed cupcakes, my mouth never watered, nor my craving for food provoked. It may be because of the color. But the moment I sinked my teeth into the rich, delicious cream-frosted confection, I forgot my own definition of red. All I know is that I like this cupcake! Well, Stave, you should try it. It’s so tasty. It reminded me that “there’s more than meets the eye.” So take out the word RED, and I like how this delicious cupcake helps people through the R_D Cross.

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