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7.28.2012

Foodie Goodie | Mer-Nel's Chocolate Cake.

Best. 
Chocolate cake. 
Ever.




If you're  from Los Banos, or a UPLB (University of the Philippines Los Banos) student/alumni, or a resident of Laguna, I'm pretty sure you're familiar with this heart-shaped cake. I know, too, that my claim of Mer-Nel's being the best chocolate ever would go uncontested.

What began in 1996 as a small business to support their family's needs has flourished to become a household name and a very popular brand of cakes and pastries. From a humble little bakeshop, this business of Ms. Merle and Mr. Nelson Balicao (guess where the name Mer-Nel's came from, haha) has grown big, and continues to grow bigger.

Aside from the original store along Lopez St., in Los Banos, Mer-Nel's now has a restaurant and function hall located along South Superhighway, and a branch at SM City Calamba.

Mer-Nel's Place
#65 National Highway, Brgy. Maahas, Los Banos, Laguna. 
+63495361145 +63495364544
mernelsplace@gmail.com

Shared with Food Friday, Food Trip Friday, Heavenly Treats, Yummy Sunday, i Heart macro, Pink Saturday, Blue Monday

29 replies:

Ann said...

What a cute cake!! Hello I'm Ann visiting from Food Friday and FTF :)

i♥pinkc00kies said...

I heard this is really good. But quite far from our place. Sana they hav a manila branch.

the food dude said...

It's really inspiring to read about small family-run business succeeding, nice post!

Amakura Reika said...

I could atest to that! Mer-Nel's cake is definitely the best! There are a lot more customers there than the other cake shop you'll find near UPLB gate.

I miss this! I'll buy one this Wednesday when I visit there. I'm a UPLB alumna btw. ^___^

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Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Hi Reika!
It's nice to have fellow UPLB alumni visit my blog. :)

Jammy Jam said...

whoahhh!! upon looking at the thumbnail, I already knew its from mer nels! I've tasted this and its really effin good :)

Lourdes Espanol said...

I have a sweet tooth and I can eat any flavor of cake. I haven't tried Mer-Nel's though.

Mich of Mich Eats and Shops said...

My roommate in uni was from Los Banos so she brought us cake from there! :D It was yummy indeed. I can still remember it. Miss ko na yan! :D

LV said...

I would love a slice of that cake, but it's a little too far away.

roviedear said...

looks like a delish cake!! yum <3

Rovie, The Bargain Doll

roviedear said...

super cute ng keychains! want to have one too :)

Rovie, The Bargain Doll

Carizza Chua said...

havent tried their cakes but it looks sooo yummy! i want the flower candies! hahaha


Carizza
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Rovie Aguis said...

Looks colorful and delicious.

Very inspiring success story!

Here for FTF!

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Grysh Co said...

I havent heard of mernel but the chocolate cake sure looks yummy!

emzkie said...

that cake look so good! very pretty as well. thanks for sharing!

visiting from YS
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Jim said...

It's so colourful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Jim said...

Colourful cake.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

SmilingSally said...

It sure looks delicious. Happy Blue Monday.

Gunilla said...

Looks delicious!

Chie said...

yummy indeed...and beautifully designed cake.

Sumi Go said...

That cake sure looks so chocolatey! Too bad though LB is really a long way from where I live. I'll make sure to try it when I'm in the area though.. :)

raya said...

wow! that looks yummy! i'd see to it that I'd taste their cake when I'll visit relatives in LB! I love the buco pie there too.. here for YS.. hope you could drop by mine, too!
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Pie said...

What a cute cake. I'll remember the name, thanks.

My Blue.

emzkie said...

is here again from Blue Monday

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Carmel Cole said...

pretty icing :) Hope you can stop by at my blue monday: http://www.heartscontentofamama.com/2012/07/vince-moments-on-our-drive-rest-stops.html

January said...

that cake looks delicious..:)

Dropping by from Blue Monday…Magic English , Trike Ride and Blue Cupcake Thanks!

maiylah said...

i think i saw a Mer-Nel's bakeshop along Lopez Avenue during my college days at LB...but haven't tried their cakes yet. i think am missing a lot! lol.

thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Czjai

chubskulit said...

Sa kulay pa lang masarap na!! Late visit from Blue Monday. Come aand see my BLUE, when you get a chance. Your comment will be greatly appreciated!

Jessica Cassidy said...

I love the decorations :-) am sure it taste delightful Sis :-) Dropping by from Yummy Sunday :-)

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