Sunday, October 17, 2021

#QuaranWins: Easy like Baked by Sunday

JUST imagine watching the soft sunlight seeping through your windows, birds chirping from a distance, and a calm, relaxing ambiance that embraces you and the atmosphere.

It’s an easy Sunday morning, and nothing beats waking up to lazy days.

With the pandemic leaving people stuck in their houses, a passion for cooking and whipping up treats have emerged in almost every Cebuano. Kat Bacasmas, the person behind Baked by Sunday, was not spared from the culinary awakening!

Before Baked by Sunday took a sharp turn in selling baked goods in June this year, it was actually an online shop dedicated to hand-picked and handmade curated lifestyle pieces named Sunday Somewhere PH. However, when Kat shifted gears, she changed the name.

“I didn’t want to let go of the page, and I wanted to take advantage of the following Sunday Somewhere PH already had,”

In their brand profile, Baked by Sunday is a tribute to Kat’s late mother. Before she passed away, she had a small bakery in their house and sold fresh pastries within their subdivision.

“When ECQ started in March, we had all the time at home. So, my Dad and I cleaned the house. We thought of going through my mom’s recipe books, and eventually, we opened a business,” Kat recalls how Baked by Sunday first started.

They first started making Cheese Sticks, a sweet-savory pastry which was a crowd favorite of the small bakery. Later on, they ventured into making pan de sal, loaf bread, etc. The Ube-Cheese De Sal recipe was given to Kat by her Aunt.

After mastering Ube-Cheese, Kat played around with other flavors and later on developed Nutella Pan De Sal.

Reviving her mother’s hard work while adding innovations to ride with the times, Kat, her Dad, and her boyfriend Niel started selling in June. So far, the trio has sold more than 3,000 baked goods to both new and loyal customers.

Similar to the other guests of QuaranWins, Kat relied on online shops in procuring materials needed for the side hustle. Social media platforms, too, greatly helped her in reaching potential customers.

“When we started, we really didn’t have sponsored posts; everything was organic. Big thanks to local food communities who really helped small businesses (like Baked by Sunday),”

So, what’s in store for Baked by Sunday?

One of Kat’s dreams is to open a small cafe, and Baked by Sunday is a stepping stone that brings her closer to turning her dreams into a reality. However, those craving to taste Kat’s pastries need not wait for the actual cafe. Simply type in @sundaysomewhereph on Facebook and Instagram to get a taste of these chewy, flavourful, and irresistible treats!


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