The Dessert Museum: 7 Ways to Prepare Before Coming

If you’re looking to up your Instagram game or to satisfy your sweet tooth, The Dessert Museum Manila in S Maison Mall, Pasay City, is perfect for you!

Here are 7 ways to prepare before coming to Manila’s latest photo haven.


The Dessert Museum

S Maison Mall, Conrad Manila
Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

Store Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Last tickets sold by 8:00 PM)
Mobile: +63 917 506 2670
Facebook: The Dessert Museum
Instagram: @DessertMuseum
Twitter: @dessertmuseumph

Entrance Fee: P799 for walk-in guests, P699 if booked online.
Food samples are included in the ticket price.


Don’t know what to expect? Me neither before I slid down the donut hole.

1. Check the schedule. 


But first things first: check the schedule. The Dessert Museum offers a two-hour guided tour through each of the eight mouthwatering rooms by batches.

The particular dessert highlighted in each room are as follows:

  1. Donuts
  2. Marshmallows
  3. Candy Canes
  4. Ice Cream
  5. Bubble Gum
  6. Gummy Bears
  7. Cotton Candy
  8. Cakes

These batches start every 15 minutes so it might be wise to check how many slots are still available per time slot to avoid heavy crowds. The number of slots can be seen whenever you buy a ticket online which also saves you a couple of bucks!

TIP: There are less people during the weekdays so there’s always an option for walk-ins.

2. Get your sweet tooth ready.

Cotton candy food sample given inside the Cotton Candy Room.

Food samples are included throughout the tour. So get your sweet tooth ready by leaving some space in your tummy before coming (in case sugar overload + playtime makes you feel queasy as in my case).

HOWEVER please do not expect much from its food samples.  They are more of a side treat rather than the main attraction of their colorful and photogenic rooms. One piece per guest is allotted and each time you claim a food sample, they will scan your electronic wristband (given at the entrance).

Macaron at the Candy Cane Room
Popsicle at the Ice Cream Room
Gummy Bears at the Gummy Bear Room

The only food samples that I wasn’t able to take a photo of is the fondue inside the Marshmallow Room and the cake ball from the Cake Room.

3. Bring a bottle of water.

Love this ice cream cone that might take me up, up, and away! (Inside the Ice Cream Room)

Because you will be offered sugary treats and take at least two hours going around, I advise you to bring a bottle of water. If you are unable to, they sell bottled water inside for Php60.00 (If I remember it correctly).

4. Wear your best pastel outfit.


Since the Dessert Museum is like a photo studio more than anything else, and it’s an almost guarantee that you will be taking tons of photos inside, come wearing your best pastel-coloured outfit to best compliment the rooms and get those Instagram-worthy shots.

I also recommend wearing something that’s comfortable so that you won’t have a difficult time as you play and pose. Wearing pants and sneakers are good.

I wore a yellow, long-sleeved sweater and jeans because that was the best bright-coloured outfit I had that didn’t sacrifice comfortability.

5. Prepare your camera or phone.


It’d be a shame if you were already inside and suddenly find out that your phone is low on battery or if your SD card is almost full. Prepare for it by fully charging your gadgets, bringing power banks, and making sure there is enough space for your new photos on your SD card. Remember, each tour takes at least two hours.

6. Bring your friends.


Take turns taking photos and explore each room together. If you come alone, you might feel lonely and awkward as most people come in groups, but the staff is nice enough to take your photos if you do.

7. Pose, play, and have fun!


Lastly, don’t forget to pose, play, and have fun! Some of the rooms have interactive toys you can play with. The Candy Cane Room for example, has a set of seesaws and swinging ropes. You can shoot cake balls at a basketball hoop in the Cake Room. And there’s also a trampoline in the Gummy Bear Room.

Overall, the Dessert Museum is less of a traditional museum or foodie place, but more of a tour through a picturesque playground fit for the fun-loving, picture-taking millennial looking to level up their feeds.

I loved seeing the playful rooms and learning a thing or two about each featured dessert. My personal favourite is the Marshmallow Room, Ice Cream Room, and the Candy Cane Room.

Have a sugary-sweet time yourself by visiting the Dessert Museum!

The Dessert Museum

S Maison Mall, Conrad Manila
Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

Entrance Fee: P799 for walk-in guests, P699 if booked online.
Food samples are included in the ticket price.


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