What’s not to love about silvanas? Similar to how the famous sansrival cake is made, this local delicacy is like its bite-sized version – frozen, cashew-meringue wafer cookies sandwiching layers of cool buttercream icing, coated in cookie crumbs. They’re crunchy, chewy, and light, with just the right amount of sweetness.
Many may know silvanas as a prized pasalubong from Dumaguete City, but customers outside of the Visayas need not wait for their next domestic trip – resellers and other local bakeries can deliver the homemade pastry to Metro Manila and other areas, too. Here’s where you can get your silvanas fix!
Silvanas Dumaguete Metro Manila
Sans Rival Cakes & Pastries, the popular, Visayas-based maker of silvanas, currently has a few kiosks in Metro Manila, but for easy delivery, reseller Silvanas Dumaguete Metro Manila can help you out.
A box of the buttercream silvanas cost P310, while the chocolate-flavored ones go for P350. Just pre-order through Silvanas Dumaguete’s Instagram page and wait for their next batch of deliveries – they fly it in directly from Dumaguete to their hub in Sta. Ana, Manila.
Home-based baker Valerie Sotto makes her own version of the sweet treat from her own kitchen – she sells them in large pieces at P380 for 12, and P420 for a dozen of the chocolate kind.
Valerie’s Kitchen’s pick-up points are at Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City or Salcedo Village, Makati City. You can check out her Instagram page or order through 09178902255.
The Caloocan-based reseller of First Baker’s Special Silvanas is offering a 15-piece box of the pastry at P180 each.
You can either order from their Facebook page or call 09959440533.
Sweet EsCakes is known for their slightly different take on silvanas – serving them in small, flavored “bites” called Silvana Gems, made in different colors.
Each flavor comes in boxes of big or small pieces. You can get Sweet EsCakes’ original and butternut series for P150 or P250, and the coffee series for P160 or P270. They also have it as sandwiches in other flavors (red velvet, dark chocolate) for P50-P55 a piece and P280-P300 a box.
Sweet EsCakes is based in Bulacan, but they do have official distributors located outside and within Metro Manila – just check here for the list.
Local restaurant and bakery Sugarhouse also has sylvannas (another way to spell it) on their pastry menu – they sell theirs in boxes of 6 (P150), 12 (P280), and P30 (P640).
Sugarhouse’s branches in Powerplant Mall, Greenhills, Santolan Town Plaza, and Dela Rosa Carpark are open for take-out and delivery from Mondays to Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm. You an order through Sugarhouse’s website or via phone at 09321113785.
Granda’s Sweets and Delicacies
Pampanga baker Granda’s Sweets and Delicacies’ freshly-baked silvanas are made from local ingredients, featuring chewy, cashew meringue layers and French buttercream, covered in butter cake crumbs. They cost P320 for 24 pieces and P165 for a dozen.
Their Metro Manila branch located along Don A. Roces Avenue, Obrero, Quezon City is taking orders daily from 8 am to 5 pm. You can check out their Facebook page for orders, or contact 09338539659. – Rappler.com