Mariel Padilla's monthly birthday cakes for daughter Isabella

by Romy Antonette Peña Cruz
Nov 13, 2017
Mariel Padilla clearly adores baby Isabella. She and Robin celebrate their unica hija's monthly milestones with beautiful and decadent cakes. Isabella will turn one on November 14.

Mariel Padilla and Robin Padilla's daughter, Maria Isabella, will celebrate her first birthday on November 14.

But even before Isabella turns a year old, her mom Mariel has already served beautiful cakes every time she turned a month older.

It started when Mariel and their unica hija returned to Manila from the U.S.A., where Isabella was born.

For Isabella's third month, Mariel had a cake made from The Flour Girl. Its design was a little baby girl sleeping on a two-tiered cake covered with dainty flowers, and had a honey graham flavor inside.

The Flour Girl would also make several more cakes for baby Isabella in the coming months. (Philippine Entertainment Portal) talked to owner Nicole Uy about Mariel's beautiful cake orders.

"Mariel just gave me the freedom to design the cakes," Nicole told PEP.

"She usually allots a budget, then i’m free to do whatever cake I have in mind.

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"Other times, I still consult her with a few pegs, and she picks one from them.

"There were also instances wherein I already have an idea to propose to her and, to my surprise, it's the same cake theme she had in mind."

When Isabella turned four months, Mariel served a cake featuring a teddy bear in a tea cup.

Nicole said the cake was made with a combination of fondant and buttercream icing.

Isabella's fifth month cake was a two-tier pastel confection with a unicorn topper.

Nicole made a ballet-themed cake for Isabella's 6th month.

The bottom-tier featured petals reminiscent of Isabella's first cake, but instread of a sleeping baby, the topper was a little ballerina.

In July, when Isabella turned 8 months, Mariel served a "blushing" cake complete with red lips, handbag, beribboned shoes, and a gumamela flower topper.

Nicole said she bases her designs on Isabella’s growth and milestones.

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“[They’re] usually based on what I see from Mariel’s posts like how Isabella progresses as a baby,” she said.

“From a sleeping baby to let’s say [making] her first few steps, like the one that I made with legs.

“I want to see her with character looking cakes that’s half the size of her.”

The Padilla family had a triple celebration last August for Isabella's 9th month, mommy Mariel's 33rd birthday, and the couple's 7th anniversary. Naturally, the celebration was all-out.

The color motif was lavender, and Isabella's cake from Hello Sugar was no different.

We also talked to Hello Sugar owner Joan Christine Wee about the lovely cake.

“The concept and even the color was given by Mariel,” Joan told PEP.

“It’s a three-layered decadent chocolate cake filled with buttercream and covered with chocolate ganache.

The cake was then covered with rolled fondant shaped in a different design per layer: a frilly skirt on top, a lavender and white polka dot in the middle, and a beribboned bottom layer.

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An elephant cake topper finished it off.

There were also 40 cupcakes topped with caramel buttercream frosting surrounding the cake.

Isabella's 10th month cake was a giant ice cream in a cone complete with chocolate and vanilla syrup, whipped cream, cherry, and even chocolate wafer sticks!

This cake was another creation of The Flour Girl.

Nicole said this particular cake was Kawaii-inspired. Kawaii is a term-used when something is cute.

The Flour Girl's latest creation for Isabella's 11th month was a giant smore cake, featuring a huge piece of slightly roasted marshmallow, chocolate drippings, and two pieces of graham crackers (made of real homemade graham crackers!).

A party hat with Isabella's name completed the creative cake.

With all these beautiful cakes for monthly birthdays, we cannot wait to see what Mariel has in store for Isabella's one-year-old birthday bash.

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