My grandmother (外婆) turned 80 yesterday. The family planned months ahead to prepare a surprise birthday party for her last Sunday. A few weeks before the party, she kept wondering why nobody bothered to tell her about how we were going to celebrate her big day. She must felt really anxious in anticipation. One of my aunts invited her to lunch and told her to wear a beautiful gown without actually divulging what to look forward to in greater detail. Fortunately, my grandmother obliged and went to The Legend Seafood Restaurant, Pasay, where all her relatives, close friends, and old neighbors were waiting in excitement. Upon her entrance, everybody greeted her a happy birthday. Totally surprised, she cried in joy. We were all relieved that our plan became a success. 🙂

Review of Roselle’s Cake Boutique (Customized Longevity Cake for Chinese Birthday)

Weeks prior to the event, I ordered a customized Chinese longevity cake from Roselle’s Cake Boutique through Facebook Messenger. I sent her the photo taken from Google Images which was originally a three-tiered birthday cake. The design focuses on the Chinese character for longevity 壽 (寿) (pronounced as shou) and good luck or fortune 福 (pronounced as fu). Longevity is recognized as one of the Five Blessings (五福 – longevity, wealth, health, love of virtue, a peaceful death) of Chinese belief. It is usually presented and used for birthdays to wish loved ones a long life of good health.

After some consideration, we decided to make it a two-layer cake (the bottom layer is edible) in red accented with gold swirls and topped with traditional longevity peach. Flavors available were Vanilla, Buttercake, Devil’s food cake (moist choco), Dark chocolate, Mocha, Red velvet, Buttermilk, and premium ones include Ube, Carrot, Banana Choco Chip (additional Php 200). We chose moist choco and got the cake in size 6″ top 9″ bottom.

The birthday cake was delivered to the venue on time. Moist, fudgy, and intensely chocolate-y, it was crafted perfectly and taste was delicious. Everyone had a slice and liked it very much. 🙂 Many of the guests asked where we bought the cake. Thanks to Roselle’s Cake Boutique, my grandmother was happy to blow her simple but elegant-looking longevity cake on her 80th birthday.

Total amount for the cake was Php 4100. 50% down payment was deposited ahead and the remaining balance was paid upon delivery. Overall, communication with Roselle was efficient. She replied to questions promptly and professionally. We definitely recommend ordering your next customized cake for any special occasion from Roselle’s Cake Boutique. 🙂

Customized Longevity Cake for Chinese Birthday
Date Published: 01/17/2017

Review of Roselle's Cake Boutique (Customized Longevity Cake for Chinese Birthday)
Price for Value
4.8Overall Score


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26 Responses

  1. Michelle B.

    生日快乐 to your grandmother! The cake looks beautifully made and I’m glad to read that it tasted quite good as well. I’m glad that you include Chinese characters in your blog. I am currently learning Mandarin and I’m happy to learn more characters. 😀

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Michelle! Wow, that’s nice to hear. If you need someone to practice speaking, reading, or writing in Chinese with, send me a pm. 😉 I’ll be glad to help.

  2. Bhushavali

    Ahh.. I’m just hungry for a piece of cake now… Lolz!!!
    Wishing your granny a very very happy birthday and wishing her several more healthy birthdays! 🙂

  3. Anna

    Wow these creation are so beautiful. The cake looks too pretty to be eaten, the color combination of this is just amazing. Wow great job.

  4. Jason Panuelos

    This seems like a great cake bakery to go to for big events with their cool use of fondant icing. Their design for Chinese birthdays are on point! 😀

  5. Kat Centeno

    Awesome surprise! Your grandmother looks so radiant and young! The cake looks so grand and reasonably priced. Good job in picking the right supplier.

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Kat! Roselle will be happy to read your comment. The good thing about it is that you can request for any cake design and it’s not only limited to Chinese. 😀

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      You can also have cakes customized for any upcoming special company event. Giving one that features the hobby or interests of your colleagues or friends at work will make them smile for sure. 🙂

  6. Jill

    The cake is beautiful. It would be great for the Chinese New Year celebration. I might say, she is really talented.

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Making a personalized cake from a design that’s posted from the computer screen or mobile phone screen requires creativity and talent. Roselle’s Cake Boutique also has some sample designs that are inspiring. 🙂

  7. Fred

    Nice idea for an elegant birthday cake for a senior birthday. I will take note of this Roselle’s creation for my mom’s 80th birthday next year.

  8. Kathy Andy

    祝你的 grandmother (I don’t know what have I say in this case 姥姥, 祖母, 奶奶, 外婆… ?)生日快乐!!!!!! About the cake… it looks great, it’s so beautiful that I would feel bad to eat it.

  9. Joanne

    Great decorations and happy birthday to your grandma! Where did you get the longetivotu sign backdrop and what city is the bakery in? I’m working on a longevity party.

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Everything on the cake was provided by Roselle’s Cake Boutique. We requested for the sign to be up including the Chinese characters that gave more meaning to the longevity cake. You can inquire about that also by sending a private message to their Facebook page. 🙂


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