A former Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) has found a way to earn as much as P10,000 to P50,000 a day. Gem Victoria found her luck selling cakes and baked goods. She also shared a few tips on how to manage a cake business.
Almost all OFW wish to be able to earn enough so they can go back to the Philippines. Being away from their family members is a huge sacrifice for anyone. But the sad truth is that sometimes, the jobs here in the Philippines cannot be compared to the earnings of working abroad.
Gem Victoria took the chance to go home and ventured into business. She opened Sweet Escakes and started selling mini cakes in a tin can. According to her, she found out about her love for baking when she was attending classes about personality and lifestyle.
“I started attending lifestyle classes at dun ko po an discover and hilig ko sa baking,” Gem shared on GMA’s Pera Paraan.
Gem took advantage of social media to promote her cakes. It paid off because she started getting many inquiries and orders. “After all, if you take a picture of your grandmother, you can support the order,” she added.
She started by selling slyvanas until she made cakes and other baked goods.
Her risk and hard work paid off. From a home-based business, Gem now has three branches in Bulacan and 21 distributors in Luzon. Gem now earns P8,000 to P10,000 a day in one branch. On peak seasons, she can even earn over P20,000 to P50,000 a day. Even better, she gets to do what she loves, baking cakes.
How to make crema flado
Prepare the ingredients, cream cheese, sugar, eggs, evaporated milk, caramel, and crushed graham crackers. First, combine cream cheese and sugar in a mixing bowl. Whisk it using a hand mixer until cream cheese becomes smooth. Add eggs and milk to the mixture. It’s important to mix it slowly so that there will be no bubbles and to help make the cream cheese firm once cooked. Strain the mixture to make it smooth.
Assemble in a small tin can. Press the crushed graham to the bottom of the tin can. Pour the cream mixture and bake until cooked. You can add your choice of toppings like shaved chocolates or fruits.