Saturday, March 10, 2012

Filipino Bakeshop: I'm Baked Passions

Saturday, March 10, 2012  at 12:29 PM




A business that started literally because of love--love for food and his girlfriend. Love does make great changes. What started as baking for his girlfriend "cake after cake" resulted to baking for the many because the love of his life said "Why not sell them so that many people can also taste?"

With that simple remark from his girlfriend, "I'M BAKED PASSIONS" then started to boom. His girlfriend is a close friend of mine from college, and I met the genius chef behind this business only once (before I left for Australia; and we never talked until I saw his posts about his cakes and such), yet his passion for his baked creations made me curious as to what drove him to suddenly venture out to this road. I was delighted and touched by his story, making me finally see the reason why there really is so much passion in his work, which you shall see in his final baked products (photos below).



In this post, I interviewed the romantic chef, who had no formal training nor schooling in his field, which will give you a brief illustration of the man who became PASSIONate in his endeavours.





WHO IS THE PERSON BEHIND I'M BAKED PASSIONS?
- MARVIN IVAN LUCERO PULUMBARIT: Sous Chef by profession. I started baking from my home kitchen at the age of 12 years old. I had no formal training nor schooling.










WHAT DOES YOUR BUSINESS OFFER?
- The main concept of the business is to "educate" the public for a better, and value for money products; what we should have been getting from the cake and pastries that commercial bakeshop negatively shows the public.



HOW DID YOU START YOUR BUSINESS?
- Ito alam ko na agad sagot dito. Promise, seryoso kay Vicki (his girlfriend and my friend) lang nagsimula lahat. No joke! I just started to bring Vicki cake after cake, tapos sabi nya "Bakit kaya di mo ibenta para marami makatikim?" 



[ I already know the answer to this! Promise, seriously, Vicki started it all. No joke! I just started to bring Vicki cake after cake, and then she said "Why not sell them so that many people can also taste?"]
Vicki and Marvin



WHAT IS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR PRODUCTS?
- Love of food! But most of all, for the love of my life, Ms. Ma. Victoria B. Tiburcio.

I started this business with a very simple goal: To educate! e.g. How food should taste; Fresh ingredients, Locally made, Seasonal Products. ( 04.21.10 )

Fresh ingredients that are locally made:
-Cacao from Davao
-Mascuvado from Pangasinan
-Milk Fresh from Tagaytay
-Farm Eggs from Tagaytay
-Flour from San Miguel Foods

Only imported used:

“Hershey’s Chocolate” (Loyal Supplier)

WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS?
- I’m kalbo ? ? ? [ I'm bald ? ? ? ] * Sustainability, Fresh products, Locally made, and Seasonal Products

WHAT ARE YOUR BESTSELLERS?
-Hershey’s inspired cakes and pastries; Cheesecakes

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR BUSINESS IN 5 YEARS?
- Wait for 04.21.12.




HERE ARE SOME OF THE PRODUCTS:


1. Hershey's Milk Chocolate Cupcake



6pcs. - 450.00 : 12pcs. - 900.00




2. HERSHEY'S S'MORES CUPCAKES




6pcs. - 450.00 : 12pcs. - 900.00



3. BANANA SPLIT CUPCAKE



6pcs. - 350.00 : 12pcs. - 700.00


4. Nutella Cupcakes




6pcs. - 350.00 : 12pcs. - 700.00


5. C4 CUPCAKE




6pcs. - 350.00 : 12pcs. - 700.00


6. JAVA CHIP CAKE






8x8 - 650.00 : 10x10 - 850.00



7. Espresso - Chocolate Cake




8x8 - 650.00 : 10x10 - 850.00


8. BOSTON CREAM PIE



8x8 - 650.00 : 10x10 - 850.00



9. DEVIL'S FOOD CAKE




8x8 - 650.00 : 10x10 - 850.00




10. Chocolate Cream Pie - I






8x8 - 650.00 : 10x10 - 850.00



11. MUDSLIDE TORTE




8x8 - 1,000.00 : 10x10 - 1,500.00



12. KITKAT ZABAGLIONE CAKE





8x8 - 750.00 : 10x10 - 900.00



13. REESE PEANUT BUTTER CUP CAKE





8x8 - 750.00 : 10x10 - 900.00



14. COOKIES & CREAM CAKE




8x8 - 650.00 : 10x10 - 850.00



15. Butterfinger Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting





8x8 - 750.00 : 10x10 - 950.00




16. STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE





8x8 - 650.00 : 10x10 - 850.00




17. UBE MACAPUNO CAKE






8X8 - 650.00 : 10X10 - 850.00



18. ZAMBALES: MANGO CREAM CAKE



8x8 - 650.00 : 10x10 - 850.00



19. COOKIE COFFEE CARAMEL CAKE




8x8 - 650.00 : 10x10 - 850.00




20. Caramel Bomb





8x8 - 650.00 : 10x10 - 850.00





21. HERSHEY'S ALL THE WAY! ! !





8x8 - 650.00 : 10x10 - 850.00




22. HERSHEY'S CUSTARD BOSTON STYLE






8x8 - 650.00 : 10x10 - 850.00




23. HERSHEY'S-BLUEBERRY PILLOW CAKE




8x8 - 750.00 : 10x10 - 950.00




24. HERSHEY'S LABOR OF LOVE






8x8 - 750.00 : 10x10 - 950.00



25. CLASSIC NEW YORK CHEESECAKE




8x8 - 800.00 : 10X10 - 1,000.00




26. DECADENT BLUEBERRY CHEESE CAKE





8x8 - 900.00 : 10x10 - 1,200.00



27. Chocolate Cheesecake with Chocolate Sauce, Butter Caramel Sauce





8X8 - 900.00 : 10X10 - 1,200.00



28. Dark - Chocolate Profiteroles w/ Creme Patissiere





12pcs. - 350.00 : 24pcs. - 700.00






CONTACT DETAILS:


Marvin Ivan L. Pulumbarit
CHEF
Tel: 658-4400/09164933908
Email: im.bakedpassions@gmail.com
Address: Blk-9 Lot-18 Red Cherry St. PH-II, Valley View Exec. Village, Cainta
Rizal, Philippines 1900

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love for vicky!!

awwww.. ang swerte naman ni mami... i miss the two of you... and i cant wait matikman ang cakes this june once i visit manila...

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I'm now craving for sweets after reading this. arf!

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thank you stepaning. nakakaiyak...

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