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Sugar News: Rainbow Cupcakes

In Sugar News on June 26, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Sometimes, a cupcake isn’t just a cupcake. This isn’t just a delicious colorful mini-cake topped with rich cream cheese frosting.  This is Sugar Rush Lab embracing diversity.

Rainbow Cupcake by Sugar Rush Lab.

Happy Pride Day, everyone! 🙂


Sugar Spotting: John Lloyd Cruz <3 Red Velvet Dream

In Sugar Spotting on March 11, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Sugar Rush Lab made cupcakes for the wedding of Rock Ed Founder Gang Badoy and Jay Capati.

Actor John Lloyd Cruz was at the wedding and guess what? He ate our cupcake and, according to a guest at the wedding, he said it was yummy. Yes, John Lloyd liked our Red Velvet Dream.

Thanks, John Lloyd, we like you too.

We might even watch your next movie.

Sugar Rush Flavors: Gold Member

In Sugar Rush Flavors on March 11, 2010 at 4:51 pm

GOLD MEMBER: This cupcake will drive you wild. Rich chocolate hazelnut cake topped with pure Nutella ganache. One bite reveals a perfect Ferrero Rocher chocolate inside. P100. To order, e-mail

Tatin, one of Sugar Rush Lab’s customers, wanted a cupcake with a crunch. “Something like Ferrero,” she said, referring to Ferrero Rocher, those wondrous little balls of chocolatey goodness.

How can you not love Ferrero Rocher? A whole roasted hazelnut + hazeulnut cream + thin wafer shell + milk chocolate + chopped hazelnuts = LOVE.

We were excited about making the cupcakes but knew we needed a plan. Ferrero Rocher is one of our favorite chocolates so we knew our cupcake had to do it justice. We actually have a notebook with sketches and diagrams of this cupcake.

One crazy Sunday, we began testing recipes. We ended up with 12 different kinds of  Ferrero Rocher cupcakes and held a taste test. After cupcake # 5, our vision began to blur. We decided to call for back-up.

Three friends came over and helped us continue the tests.

The Gold Member you can order from Sugar Rush Lab is the result of those crazy tests.

But here’s the craziest part.

Giff took home four cupcakes from that evening. His plan was to sell it to people at his office. Did the cupcakes make it there?

No. Because Giff ate all four cupcakes one after the other.

Again, Giff ate ALL FOUR cupcakes one after the other.

Then he posted this on Facebook:  “This cupcake is deadly. Very. Deadly.”

Yes, these cupcakes are deadly. Deadly good.

Are you brave enough to try it?

Sugar Spotting: Lenka <3 Smoreshmallow

In Sugar Spotting on February 1, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Lenka was in Manila last December and we grabbed the chance to give her a major Sugar Rush.

Here she is with our Smoreshmallows:


“Oh my god… holy shit. These are naughty.”

They are, Lenka, they are.

Sugar Rush Flavors: Strawberry High

In Sugar Rush Flavors on February 1, 2010 at 7:47 pm

STRAWBERRY HIGH: Rich yellow cake topped with frosting made using fresh strawberries and sprinkled with white sugar sparkle. Strawberry Shortcake will go crazy for this cupcake. P65. To order, e-mail

We had been wanting to work with fruits and when we spotted nice fresh strawberries in the supermarket, we knew the time had come.

The timing was perfect. We had friends coming over for a special pre-Christmas dinner and we wanted to created a cupcake that they could bring home with them. It can’t be any of our other cupcakes, no. We wanted them to leave our dinner party with something different, something new, something they had not tried before.

It was also around this time that Giff decided he wanted us to create North Pole cupcakes.

Hello strawberries, hello snowman, hello Sugar Rush North Pole cupcakes.


The cupcakes got rave reviews from our friends – some of whom had to use expletives to express their sheer delight over our cupcakes. We kept getting texts from them the day after our dinner.

We know Christmas is over but we don’t want to stop whipping up these delicious cupcakes. So, we present to you, Sugar Rush’s Strawberry High cupcakes. All the goodness of the North Pole cupcakes minus the snowman:


We love these cupcakes so much and we’re sure you will too.