Happy homemaker puts up gourmet cakes kiosk
The best-selling cakes and pastry creations of young, pretty and happy homemaker Marta Quimson-Soler are now available to the discriminating sweet-toothed public with the opening of “The Cakery” kiosk at the upper ground level of SM Megamall’s Building A in Mandaluyong City.
The opening of “The Cakery” came two years after Marta started, reluctantly at first, selling cakes and pastries that she initially baked at home just for her appreciative husband.
Marta, who studied architectural interior design in London’s prestigious Inchbald School of Design and who also has a BS Physical Education degree from UP Diliman, says the first cakes that she baked for family and friends are third-generation recipes taught by her maternal grandmother, Marta Rivilla Kramer, a scion of the Rivillas of Bacolod City.
Marta’s kin on her paternal side are also not lightweights when it comes to cooking and appreciating good food and cuisine. The Quimsons has prominent chef Ed Quimson one of their own.
Her husband, and his family, have grown to become vocal fanatics of her cakes, and soon her friends were also clamoring for her to sell them specialty mango panna cotta, or her chocolate decadent cake with caramel sauce, or her no-bake cheesecake.
Soon, the growing following of her cakes encouraged Marta to form a pastry chef team to help feed this small, but loyal customer base.
Seeing their success in coming up with delightful new surprises and creations, Marta says her number 1 fan, husband Paolo, encouraged her to set up a full commercial “bake” shop.
Marta says SM was actually the one the categorized “The Cakery” as a gourmet cake shop. “I did not put that label on my self. SM said: We consider you as gourmet cake,” Marta recalls.
Marta says her cakes are all made with the finest, and freshest ingredients, with a number imported from abroad--the way she would bake it for her family and close friends. “I don’t skimp on the ingredients,” she says.
Aside from the decadent cake and the no-bake cheesecake and the mango panna cotta bestsellers, Marta also has in her menu: New York Cheese Cake, Key Lime Pie, Carrot Pineapple Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Dessicated Coconut Topping.
Marta says all of her cakes are “must-tries”.