Recently, I found myself at the lower ground of SM Aura Premier Mall in Bonifacio Global City, checking for some new stores/shops. Like little Alice, I got curious with The Royal Touch Cupcake.
Mall-goers and foodie-sweet tooth like me can enjoy traditional British afternoon tea and cupcakes in, as they say, royal style. After all, chef Carolyn made Prince William’s groom’s cake for his wedding, and one of the 27 cakes for Prince Charles and Princess Diana. And her story is as incredible as her scrumptious cupcakes.
Born and raised in South Africa, chef Carolyn began cooking at a very young age with her mother, whom she describes as a wonderful cook. Before moving to the UK to undergo chef’s training at the Tante Marie School of Cookery in Surrey, she spent some memorable time in the Swiss Alps where she “worked in a beautiful hotel in the Alps and gained both culinary and linguistic experience.”
my own version of selca (selfie) - selfie bite!
In her latter years in the royal household, chef Carolyn worked on developing new products for Prince Charles’ organic food brand, Duchy Originals, such as biscuits, jams, cakes, and sauces. She also worked for his many charities, managing events for them.
In 2011, she established The Royal Touch together with an LA-based partner. And now, mall-goers can enjoy a taste of her delicious recipes at The Royal Touch at SM Aura Premier.
I like the interior design, simple and elegant. It reminds me of the Tiffany box (but I admit I love Tiffanys more).
The Royal Touch resembles a tea salon where gourmet coffee and English tea is served in delicate bone china cups. The cupcakes, with names that indicate a touch of royalty, are to die for. The Queen of Citrus, Chocolate Majesty, and Lady Blueberry Cupcakes are among the bestsellers.
There are also cupcakes with fruit toppings — chocolate strawberry marchioness, knight of strawberry lemon cupcake, blueberry highness mini cheesecake, and orange baroness. Those with nut toppings are the banana dowager muffin, royal green tea, and apple duchess. Other flavored favorites include coffee countess, carrot prince muffin, and count chocolate pudding cupcakes.
The Royal Touch is located at the ground level of SM Aura Premier.
The Royal Touch Gourmet Cupcakes
Lower Ground Floor
SM Aura Premier Mall,
Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
556-0756 / 0998-999-7622