Christmas is just around the corner and what better way to spread the holiday cheer than by sharing with you talented homebakers from our city! When you buy from them, think about how you will both have a better Christmas. You have helped a small entrepreneur, and you have delicious treats for your family and loved ones as well! I am kickstarting this series with SWEETS BY KALI. Kandice sent me a message through the All Over Marikina page about her creations. They were all yummy! Take a look at the photos below, and don't forget to like Sweets by Kali on Facebook, too!
Name / Nickname: Kandice Lei Santos (my relatives and childhood friends call me 'Precious')
Brand name: SWEETS BY KALI
Oreo Stuffed Cookies
Specialties / recommended products?
"Chewy oatmeal bars, my mom's recipe that's passed on to me. My banana choco chip muffin is also a click to most of my consumers, and also the Red velvet crinkles with cream cheese which is sweet, soft and so chocolatey."
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin
Red Velvet Crinkles with Cream Cheese Filling
Do you have a day job aside from baking? Can you share a bit?
"I am a registered nurse here in the Philippines but after a year of practice, I flew to another country to study and work for almost 4 years. I came back last year, 2013. I didn't work since then but instead I helped my mom at home and took care of my cousin's kids. Until I started Sweets by Kali."
How long have you been baking goodies? What started the idea of being a homebaker?
"It all started with my mom's hobby of cooking and baking. And I always observe and look on what's she's doing in the kitchen. So she started teaching me, I think that was during my grade school days. Every time she bakes something, I always help her and that's how I also practice baking.
When I was away in another country, most of my Filipino friends and family friends craved for Filipino sweets. So I started thinking on baking and selling Filipino sweets to earn extra money, such as Leche flan, Brazo de Mercedes, puto, pichi-pichi, cassava cake, banana cake and special coconut macaroons, which were my bestsellers then."
Chewy Oatmeal Bars
Brownie Fudge Bars
"After a year of not working, since I came back, my friend asked me if I can bake something like brownies and cookies for her friend's tea shop. So I didn't think twice as I really like to bake and to earn money at the same time. That was 16th of May this year, when 'sweetsbykali' was born. I am supplying them fudge brownies and chewy oatmeal bars once a week. I post pictures on fb about my sweets and had quick response from my friends and my sister's friends. As of now I have 5 resellers who sell my sweets in their offices and hopefully more to come! I also accept package orders for souvenirs and giveaways in weddings, birthdays and any event. The price of the package depends on the kind of sweet they like. The prices of my goodies are very affordable they only range from 100-150 pesos per tub. They are perfect for Christmas gifts that are suitable for your tight budget!"
Sweets by Kali's products:
-Chewy oatmeal chocochip bars (10pcs per tub)
-Red velvet crinkles with cream cheese (12-14 pcs per tub)
-Fudge brownies (10 pcs per tub)
-Oreo stuffed cookies (5 big cookies per tub)
-Banana chocochip muffin (6 muffins per tub)
-New: NUTELLA VELVET crinkles (12-14 pcs per tub)
SWEETS BY KALITel. No.: 09278137307
For pick up and meet up at Provident Village Main Entrance
Visit their Facebook page here.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP
Marikina, aking hirang.