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  • Name of Mompreneur: Cecile Devaux

    Her Business Idea: Bonggak Pastries is an offshoot of my original business Bonggak Party Needs.  I make fun and elegant fondant cakes with a personal touch.  I called my business Bonggak since it is my nickname.  

    How it all started: I don’t work and started to think of ways to earn a bit of extra income for my family.  I started to make invitations since I enjoy doing graphic design.  One day, I decided to bring cupcakes to a baptismal party.  To my surprise, I started getting orders.  That’s how Bonggak Party Needs started.  I gradually added to my list of products and services.  It grew through referrals and I eventually set up a Multiply account so I could promote my business and get more customers.  

    I very recently started Bonggak Pastries by setting up a kiosk in SM City, Calamba, Laguna just this month.  I sell purely fondant cakes through this kiosk.  I’ve been baking since high school and last year, I went to France to study how to bake French pastries.  This fuelled my desire to put up Bonggak Pastries.  My business is unique because I offer personalized designs for fondant cakes and cupcakes.  My customers can come to me with an idea and I execute it accordingly.  I make their dream cakes come true.  

    Future Plans: I still bake other types of cakes but only sell these through my Multiply account, not through the kiosk.  Among my specialties are French-style tiramisu, strawberry cake and chocolate mousse.   But I want to focus now on my fondant cake business.  I want to eventually hire someone to help me make the fondant.  Teaching someone to bake is easy but making fondant is an art, especially making the cake-toppers.  One has to have a bit of an artistic inclination.  


    Click here to read more about Cecile Devaux and her business, Bonggak Pastries.

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