Siblings Frida Lucille, Regina Ysobel and Marcus Matteo. Contributed photo
ANGELES CITY — Burnt by design, the basque cheesecake has sparked the curiosity of everyone amid the quarantine. Driving behind the trend in this city is Drimm Bakes, effectively riding one of the lockdown food trends that has been making waves in social media today.
Baked slowly in high heat, the burnt basque cheesecake is not your ordinary cheesecake. The rustic-looking, scorched cheesecake is breaking all the rules of a traditional cheesecake baking.
No kids’ play. Frida Lucille, 16, Regina Ysobel, 14, and Marcus Matteo, 7, came up with an idea of trying their hands into baking. Coined after their name, Drimm Bakes came as a casual idea that the siblings have been considering after seeing so many online sellers during the ECQ.
“At the height of the ECQ, my mom went into a baking frenzy as the quarantine gave her the time to go back to baking which she used to love so much before as she would bake all day and give the baked goods to friends as care packages,” said Regina.
“We chose to start with the burnt basque cheesecake because it’s our family’s favorite. When my mom made it, we liked it right away and we would request for her to bake it almost every other day,” she added.
By overcoming several challenges along the way, the siblings were able to learn how to be innovative and resilient while seeking for available resources, ingredients, and supplies to be able come up with the right recipe as well as consistency.
As the fondness for baking unusual cakes continues to grow, Drimm Bakes also plans to add more unusual baked products to continue to be out of the ordinary.
“We want our cakes not to be the usual cakes seen in the market. I think that would set us apart. Just like how we paired our burnt basque with salted caramel and alcohol laced drip,” Regina quipped.
As narrated by their parents, lawyers Darwin Reyes and Milani Irisari, the kids’ lives used to revolve around watching tv and playing video games, and putting up Drimm Bakes taught their kids how to become more responsible as they are learning how to manage time properly to be able to deliver the orders on time.
“We have also limited the amount of orders they are allowed to take everyday to ensure that they are not overwhelmed. To date, they were able to return the seed money we gave them to start their business,” said mom Milani.
“More importantly, they now learned the value of money and making priority purchases from their earnings,” Milani added.
Available in thin and thick variety, Drimm Bakes is offering their burnt basque cheesecake with salted caramel dip at an introductory price starting at P650, add another P50 if you wish to have a little booze of the bourbon dip!
Drimm Bakes’ introductory promo is until July 15 only. Visit Drimm Bakes in Facebook or call +63 922 853 1011 to order.