As an office worker, sometimes, thinking of what to do during the weekends can be a bit difficult. Most of the time, we would rather stay at home and sleep throughout the day. But I don’t want to sleep on Friday just to feel like waking up for Monday. I want to be productive on Saturdays and Sundays, as well. Thank the heavens for apps like Klook, which provides us discounted deals for a wide array of attractions and activities. So one afternoon, we purchased a two-hour tour of The Dessert Museum.
It’s really easy to go there. The Dessert Museum is located inside S Maison Conrad Manila. You can either take the bus to the Mall of Asia Complex or take a Grab car to drop you off in front of it—if you hate walking.
Each ticket costs 549 pesos. Upon presenting the klook voucher at the counter, you will be given a bracelet that will be scanned throughout the tour.
The first room is filled with hanging pink sprinkled donuts against a yellowish wall. It’s a nice way to welcome visitors like us because of its warmth. We got left behind because we waited for everyone (from our batch) to go on to the next one only to realize that new batch of visitors would come right after 15 minutes. Taking insta-worthy photos is really hard.
You’ll be given a piece of chocolate with sprinkles.
The second room is a marshmallow winter wonderland. Painted with blue walls, it embodies the coolness and serenity of snow. Aside from the hanging marshmallows and snowflakes, there is also rainbow-like figure of twisted candies
A marshmallow dipped in chocolate will be given to you as a treat for completing this part of the tour.
The third one has two doors. If you’re nice then you can choose the turquoise door, but if you’ve been naughty, you need to choose the pink one. Since we are a duo today, we got to open both doors.
The nice door is more of a pink fantasy. Pink candy cane walls serve as a guide on your way to a shelf full of colored plastic balls in jars. The naughty door, on the other hand, will lead you to a pair of ropes hanging from the ceiling with the word “jump” behind it. In the middle stands a seesaw in dual colours (pink and turquoise). A swing with the word fly behind it can be found in the leftmost corner of the room, as well.
The fourth room is one of my favorites. Not because it is the ice cream room, but because this is more interactive than the others. You can frolic in a see of plastic balls and shoot hoops, as well.
You can find a tub of plastic balls on the side as well. But the one that captured my attention was the ice cream cone with plastic balloons.
My other favorite is the room of cotton candy clouds. It’s vividly reminiscent of Katy Perry’s California Girls music video. Clouds of cotton candies serves as a canopy for the pathway across the room. I don’t know the purpose of the Christmas lights, but I guess it serves as the “rain” or maybe even the “stars”.
An actual cotton candy will be made for you at the end of the room. This section of the museum is so whimsical, like a Wes Anderson film.
The final room is the biggest, I suppose. It’s very reminiscent of Miley Cyrus’ music video, “Wrecking Ball”, if it were about chocolate balls with sprinkles.
I straddled one of the balls (LOL), and tried to prevent myself from falling on my back or worst, my head. In retrospect, I guess I was too small for that height. I should have chosen the lowered ones. Hey, I achieved something more than I thought I could that day. So, it’s all good.
The Dessert Museum, while it is a museum with a specific niche, can be a great activity for everyone who loves sweets, or those who just want to have some fun activities within Metro Manila. It will surely spark the kid in you—tapping those fleeting memories of your childhood. I urge you to visit this museum, at least once in your life. You’ll surely have the purest of laughs aside from the instagrammable photos you can take inside. To be honest, I was at my most carefree self when I was there. I guess, we all need a little break from adulthood—have some time to feel like a kid again.