This Makati bakery's croissant tarts are topped with strawberry, mango

The holiday season means the occasional (or frequent) splurge, so why not treat yourself (or your loved ones) to online bakery Sweet Bella Desserts' premium pastries?

STRAWBERRY. These croissant tarts are topped with strawberry slices and mint.

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Among their award-winning desserts is their best-selling croissant tart, made with flaky puff pastry, a light custard, and fresh fruits on top. The tart's size is massive (possibly even good enough for two persons), and is made up of multiple, crispy, thick layers of buttery, golden-brown croissant dough.

MIXED BERRIES. Different kinds of berries steal the show.

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Sweet Bella serves a mixed berry croissant tart that's filled with a light, vanilla-citrus pastry cream and a generous serving of fresh, juicy blueberries and jumbo strawberry slices. A box of 4 costs P2,600.

You can even get it as a mango croissant tart, topped with a beautiful, ripe mango "flower." A box of 4 mango croissant tarts costs P1,200.

MANGO. There is also a mango variant to their croissant tart.

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If you're a fan of the chocolate and strawberry flavor combo, Sweet Bella also serves indulgent strawberry chocolate croissant tarts. The puff pastry dough is chocolate-flavored, filled with a smooth, creamy, milk chocolate pastry cream and then topped with several slices of fresh strawberries. A box of 4 costs P1,500.

FILLING. The chocolate croissant tart is filled with a chocolate pastry cream.

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Each croissant tart box is served with Sweet Bella's homemade mixed berry coulis, which adds a nice tartness to the pastry, plus fresh mint leaves.

The pastries may be considered pricey, but Sweet Bella doesn't compromise on the ingredients, nor the end result. The serving sizes are bigger than your average store-bought pastries, and its premium quality is what you'd find from an upscale hotel's dessert buffet.

CROISSANT TARTS. You can either get it classic or chocolate.

Photo from Sweet Bella Desserts' Instagram page

Sweet Bella also offers soft, fluffy quezo de bola ensaymadas that are worth a try at P450 for a box of 6. Their melt-in-your-mouth cheese rolls are also best-sellers for a reason, and cost P400 for a box of 6.

Sweet Bella Desserts is located in Dasmarinas Village, Makati City. To order, you can message their Instagram page or Viber them at 0915 377 2040. – Rappler.com

Steph Arnaldo

If she’s not writing about food, she’s probably thinking about it. From advertising copywriter to freelance feature writer, Steph Arnaldo finally turned her part-time passion into a full-time career. She’s written about food, lifestyle, and wellness for Rappler since 2018.

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