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Bonding, baking, blessing: A mother and daughter’s story

FOR most people, their mothers are the only ones they can rely on no matter what happens in life. In fact, mothers can be very good “best friends.”

Every mother and child has a beautiful story to share, just like this mother-daughter duo who took their relationship and bond to a whole new level by putting up a business out of passion and love.

Nurse Marie Kate Ceballos, 37, was in full mom-cheerleader mode when she noticed how her daughter, Kay Chauntelle Ruiz, 18, became passionate about baking when the quarantine started.

The tandem figured out how to complete each other’s strengths. With Kay’s baking skill, and Kate’s researching skill and guidance, they came up with their first creation: Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake.

After posting the photo of their first creation together, a friend of Kate’s asked if she could order from her which encouraged the two to continue baking and developing their products.

“Because of the ECQ (enhanced community quarantine), we were all stuck at home. So my daughter Kay started baking and I could see that she was so passionate about it. So I gave her my full support,” shared Kate. “Also, I wanted to teach her some life skills, allow her to find a blessing in a time of crisis. On another note, it also allowed us to bond.”

When they received their taste-testers’ (friends and family) approval, they started offering their products on their social media accounts; Sweet Kreations was born.

The brand offers its famous Yakult Cheesecake that made rounds online, inspired by one of their favorite international chefs who first concocted the recipe. Unlike other Yakult cheesecake versions, Sweet Kreations’ take on it is a combination of two childhood favorites: Yakult and crunchy corn flakes. The cheesecake is beautifully and perfectly made with just the right balance of tanginess and sweetness, sandwiched with layers of crunchy corn flakes. Sweet Kreations also launched its version of another crowd favorite: Oreo Cheesecake.

Kate is very happy how a time to bond with her daughter turned out to be something that made their customers happy as well as helped their unemployed neighbors during this difficult time.

“It began with my desire as a mother to make it a teachable moment for my daughter, which later became a gift not only to us but also to our unemployed neighbors whom I hired to deliver the goodies. It served as a help to those in need,” Kate said.

Check out Sweet Kreations online.


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