The holidays are here, and it’s that time of the year again when you would always look for the best foodie gifts or the best food to bring to potluck celebrations.
We finally had a taste of Christian Mark Jacobs’ Naked Patisserie that specializes on bespoke cakes for celebrity weddings and celebrations and signature luxe gift sets. Christian is known as the Naked Foodie in his food and travel vlog and the partner of celebrity fashion designer Francis Libiran.
Why the Naked branding? They believe in being true and transparent and in using only the best natural ingredients to create good food.
Here are some suggestions on how to have Merry Naked Celebrations according to the Naked Foodie…
First Things First
We visited Christian Mark Jacob in his lovely secret house in the heart of Brgy. Poblacion, Makati.
Team OAP met with Christian and Francis. There was an appetizer spread and wine to facilitate the getting-to-know-you session.
Loved the presentation and choices in the appetizer plate of cheeses, nachos, cold cuts, grapes, strawberries, oranges, lemon, olives and chips and dip for a filling light dinner snack.
The best part is the dessert buffet of Naked Foodie’s favorite cakes.
Strawberries ‘n Cream Cake (₱2,950). Strawberry cake topped with cream cheese frosting garnished with fresh premium strawberries sprinkled with edible gold dust.
You’ll be mesmerized by the gold-dusted imported strawberries on top of the seductive moist strawberry cake frosted with cream cheese.
The strawberries are the main highlight, and they help in cutting through the uber sweetness of the cake.
Luxe Naked Gift Set (Starts at ₱3,350). Comes with your choice of Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Chardonnay, Rose or Italian Red Wine + 12 chocolate Oreo cheesecake truffle.
This is the most impressive cake, a great foodie gift for that special boss or family.
If you want something to indulge by yourself, then we recommend our favorite—Lemon Cheesecake.
We loved the refreshing flavors of lemon and the good balance of sweetness from the cream cheese, crust and frosting.
Pucker Up Lemon Cheesecake (₱1,850). Rich cheesecake with jolts of freshly-squeezed lemon flavor and premium cream cheese, finished with homemade whipped cream and candied lemons.
It comes in a transparent box packaging, perfect for that potluck celebration.
We had a quick chat with Francis who was very friendly. He stayed the entire time, engaging with the team.
Pick Me Up Expresso Chocolate Cheesecake (₱1,850). Chocolate cheesecake laced with espresso made more luscious by a coating of chocolate ganache, a heaping of dark chocolate shavings and a shower of edible gold dust.
Sometimes, you just need a chocolate cake that goes well with a good brew of black coffee to end the meal.
Chocoholic Truffle Cake (₱1,850). Rich chocolate cake with creamy chocolate ganache topped with Oreo crumbs and Naked Patisserie’s best-selling Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake Truffles.
For chocoholics, this is the best cake to enjoy—with premium chocolate overload from the cake itself, the ganache, Oreo crumbs and cheesecake truffles.
Inside the chocolate truffle is a moist cakey texture. It’s good for 1-2 bites.
Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake Truffles (3 pcs. – ₱165 , 8 pcs. – ₱475 and 16 pcs. – ₱950). This Christmas, all truffle boxes include a complimentary Christmas card from Print Divas.
You can order them separately with a customized greeting card or as part of the luxe gift set.
Chocolate Lover’s Cookies (12 pcs. – ₱1,750 & 18 pcs. – ₱2,250). Luxe Cookie Gift Set which comes with Chocolate Lover’s, Landmine Cookies, Not-Your-Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookies or S’mores Cookies.
We loved how he does not scrimp on ingredients and flavors so that you only get the best from their Naked cookies.
Awesome meeting you, Christian Mark Jacobs, and congratulations on the Naked Patiserrie concept!
It would be nice to have our cake personalized to our liking, with 75% sweetness, additional toppings of Gold-dusted Strawberries or a QR code that links to a special Naked Foodie greeting from Francis & Christian.
A Merry Naked Christmas and an Awesome New Year to you and your family from Team Our Awesome Planet and Naked Patisserie.
Live an Awesome Life,
Disclosure: We were media guests of Christian Mark Jacob in their Brgy. Poblacion home. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions and insights.
P.S. Say hi to their cute chihuahua named Rocco…