Alcohol-laced cupcakes for every occasion. What’s not to like? Just last March 2015, Cake Shots PH launched its presence online featuring absolutely drool-inducing cupcakes infused with different kinds of alcohol. I’m delighted to receive a box of varied flavors of these sweetly sophisticated cupcakes from Patricia, its owner. Cupcakes with booze are a rare sight with most dessert shops in Manila.

Review of Cake Shots PH: Booze in Your Cupcakes

Service: ★★★★★

If you have a spontaneous craving for cupcakes infused with alcohol, you may contact Cake Shots PH directly through the contact details provided below. Either pick up the order with well thought-out packaging at 3D Avalon Condominium, 95 Xavier St. Greenhills, San Juan, or opt to get it delivered. For pick-up orders, minimum is half dozen; for delivery orders, two dozens.

Another option is to buy these treats via the Food Panda website, app, or call (02) 87878. Use the voucher entry code 30LOVEPANDA and get a 30% discount on your order (expires on July 1, 2015). Delivery time is 45 minutes (from shop opening time). Fee is 10% and there’s no minimum amount required to make a purchase.

Food: ★★★★☆

I’m a fan of red velvet cupcakes, and the Irish Creme Velvet Cupcake (Box of 6 – PhP 450; Box of 12 – PhP 850) spiked with Irish Creme Liquor from frosting to cake was a huge hit. The punch of liquor though was subtle and I’d appreciate if it’s more pronounced.

Similarly, the alcoholic taste in the Vita’s Pudding (Box of 6 – PhP 450; Box of 12 – PhP 850) was not overwhelming but noticeable. The highlight must be the cinnamon-like smell of raisins bathed in Brandy Caramel Sauce that gave way for its fruity notes. The bread pudding tasted great. 🙂

Spiked Chocolate (Box of 6 – PhP 450; Box of 12 – PhP 850) was one of the most compelling of all “Shots” cupcakes. The taste of chocolate was balanced by vibrant acidity of the Irish Cream Coffee. The moistness of the cupcake stood out, and the marshmallow frosting on top delivered just the right amount of sinful sweetness. Bomb!


Coconut and lemon made an interesting combination for the Coconut Daiquiri (Box of 6 – PhP 450; Box of 12 – PhP 850). This cupcake had a light and fluffy texture and a pleasing hint of lemon Bacardi. While I barely tasted the alcohol that came into play, it was a nice attempt mixing these tropical flavors together.

Spotting a chic and modern look with classic candy cane colors, the Cosmopolitan Cupcake (Box of 6 – PhP 480; Box of 12 – PhP 900) gave an affable and cordial touch with a smooth, rich, and buttery frosting. It’s made up of cranberries, vodka, orange, lime, and triple sec. Again, with this one, alcohol notes were a little dull, but I still enjoyed sharing the cupcake with my family regardless.

Newest among the bunch, the Black Label Chocoholic may look demure and simple on the outside, but the taste of this cupcake is giant! It’s a double chocolate cupcake infused with Johnny Walker Black Label. This creation had a long finish, as the complexity of the flavors lingered in my palate the longest.

When the initial alcoholic kick of the cupcake ebbed away, it was replaced by the earthy flowery undertone of the chocolate. With the cupcake soaking up the alcoholic taste like a sponge, the contrasting duet resulted to a satisfactory level of deliciousness. 🙂 Now if there is only one item you would order, I highly recommend the Black Label Chocoholic.

The only “Virgin Shot” in the box, Carrots Delight (Box of 6 – PhP 450; Box of 12 – PhP 850) is a non-alcoholic cupcake for a tame yet pleasurable experience, good for kids! Its texture was pretty dense with alluring carrot-y flavor, and the cream cheese frosting and walnut topping were divine. 🙂

All in all, Cake Shots’ cupcakes were great and nothing of the dry sort. However, one thing I hope they can offer is the option for customers to choose the level of alcohol content on the cupcakes (e.g. none, light, medium, heavy, etc.). I wasn’t expecting to be drunk after eating the “Shots” cupcakes or somewhere close, but I think that adding more alcohol will brighten up the taste and set the “Shots” farther apart from the “Virgin Shots.”

Price for Value: ★★★☆☆

The pairing of cake and alcohol is pure heavenly. Every flavor of Cake Shots’ boozy bakes surprises out of the jack box, filled with ingredients that reveal distinct tastes plus a shot of booze that adds a zing to the seemingly innocent cupcakes. Prices are fair and reasonable, crediting the high quality of ingredients used and freshness of the pastries as delivered. Quite honestly, I wouldn’t mind taking one of these cupcakes on a weekly rotation to go along with my 4PM-afternoon snack at work. 🙂

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For orders and inquiries, Text/Viber/Whatsapp/WeChat +639063269209 or email cakeshotsph@gmail.com
Date Published: 06/03/2015
12 / 15 stars

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47 Responses

  1. Bluedreamer27

    I never drink actually but I really wouldn’t mind trying these cake shots hehe… I tried jello shots before but the strong taste of alcohol is still there.. how about this one? can you still taste the alcohol despite of the sweetness of these cupcakes?

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      The alcohol taste is barely there so I’m suggesting that they offer customers to choose the alcohol level. 🙂 The cupcakes taste sweet and dense, the kind of confection that makes you want to drink coffee or milk with.

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  2. Breanna

    Hmmm! Well what do you know – I feel like I’ve seen it all now 🙂 This is definitely an interesting concept – and those look delicious!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I’ve tried cake with liquor before from Red Ribbon but this was my first time to taste cupcakes infused with alcohol. I must say that eating one of these can wipe out the gloom of your workaday life. 🙂

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  3. Amanda

    So these shots cupcakes sound absolutely amazing–they combine two of my favorite things! I would have loved to try the cosmo cupcakes since that is my drink of choice. I bet anything with chocolate would be a winner, too. Hope you had a fun and delicious tasting!

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  4. Anita Utami

    Rochkirstin, your post makes me hungry! What a wonderful review you wrote there. I know that booze cupcakes have been around, and I have read a couple of reviews about them, but this is the first time that a review really tempts me to hunt for these kind of cupcakes. Well done! Now, excuse me, I have some Black Label Chocoholic hunting I need to do.

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  5. Victoria

    These look absolutely delicious and definitely something I would pick up and bring to our moms night out! I know my mommy friends would totally enjoy them! I think the carrot cupcake would be my favorite one of all of them!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Oh yes! But be warned: these cupcakes are slightly addicting! You would want to eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even snacks until they’re gone. 🙂 The carrot cupcake was also one of my faves.

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  6. desirae

    I have never tempted to put alcohol in cupcakes, but have always wanted to try them! These look really good and maybe I should just try some! I have to say that carrot cake one looks the best.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      These cupcakes by Cake Shots are great for birthdays, get-togethers, snacks at work, or just to satisfy an aching sweet tooth or craving for a bit of alcohol. 🙂

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  7. Pal Raine

    Last April during my birthday, my cousin baked me an alcohol cupcake and it tastes good. Hope i can also try these cupcakes from the cake shots.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      In a city now dominated by cupcakes, it’s easy to get cupcakes and not feel left out. Cake Shots enters the scene and makes us feel even more curious to try treats made with alcohol. I am sure you will enjoy them, too! 🙂

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  8. marichu

    love the spike chocolate cake kahit hindi ko pa sya natitikman. your description really enticed me to have one

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  9. Ashley

    Wow that’s such a unique idea! A perfect wedding gift, I might add (at least for my friends). Plus it’s sweet booze. Sweet booze. I mean, !!!????

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Hi Ashley! You can expect to have satisfaction coming in an admittedly unconventional package: cupcakes with alcohol or sweet booze as you said. Yes, that’s right.

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  10. Sara-Jayne

    Whomever came up with this concept os a genius! I spent time reading the menu yet I am a million miles away [sort of, UK] and can’t have any :/ In the event they come to the UK I’d like a Vita’s Pudding and Wild Chocolate one!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Oh gosh I hope you get a chance to visit Manila and take some of these stuff home. 🙂 UK is so far away haha, thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment!

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  11. Melissa

    Wow! I have never heard of putting booze in your cupcakes but this sounds like the perfect dessert for a Jimmy Buffet Tailgate or the KY Derby! I love that they offer virgin shots too!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah, I just wonder if Cake Shots can or will sell these to teens or those younger folks who can’t buy alcoholic drinks from a convenience store or local grocery counter.

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  12. Krystal

    This is absolutely awesome! I would love to taste test these especially the coconut daiquiri! I would love to peek at their recipes so that I could make them myself. I don’t know if we have these in the states.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha I would also love to take a peek at the recipe and try baking myself. On the other hand though, I would rather just buy a box from time to time else I’d become so addicted with these little tempting treats!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      These would be a total hit in a party. If you’re tired of the traditional cupcakes, go for these ones with plenty of character. 🙂 I think they’d be a good choice for a bridal shower, luncheon or tea.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      You should try them! 🙂 Plain cupcakes are sweet and innocent, but these ones are downright more on the sinful side. They’re decadent, indulgent, and just a bit naughty.

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  13. Karen

    This is a good alternative gift for my buddies who loved to drink alcohol. Now I can give them a different kind of “shot” that their taste buds will love.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      A little like breakfast, a little like dessert, these Cake Shots cupcakes are sweet and savory to the extreme. Your friends would love them for sure. They can also be a great present for your manly man’s birthday. 🙂

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  14. Karen of MrsLookingGood

    First time to hear it and I must say would love to try all of them! I’d eat anything with irish cream on it. This is perfect for adults-only events and gifts for friends.

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  15. Fi Ní Neachtáin

    Those cupcakes look so delicious, I especially like the one with the pink icing. I am always making cupcakes but I’ve never thought of adding alcohol to them before. I’m not sure if I’d like it because I don’t like alcohol in chocolates but I’m give it a go to find out! 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, it’s great that you are into baking. There are so many combinations of ingredients you can play with and alcohol is a pretty interesting element to add to your pastries. Try it (and maybe make some for me, too)! 😛

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  16. mindy

    Although i am not the biggest fan of cakes, somehow cupcakes are just my weakness! I just find them to pretty and yummy hahaha. Reading your post is making me drool! Alcohol infused cupcakes sound so divine! I especially find the Cosmopolitan one to be exceptionally appealing, it’s probably the color *LOL*

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Oh I love cupcakes and I think they are the perfect alternates to the traditional celebration cake. It’s nice that Cake Shots has come up with designs that are appealing. I thought you’d like the Coconut Daiquiri best since it has an umbrella. 🙂 The candy cane in Cosmopolitan also looks cute!

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  17. Kiwi

    First of all these cupcakes looks amazing! I think the concept of booze and cupcakes is great! I want to try one right now!!!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah actually everything was good but some were better than others. 🙂 The Irish Cream Velvet was the first one among the bunch that I tried and I felt excited to get more afterwards.

      Reply

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