"Making the world a little better, one baked goody at a time."
JessiCakes Project is a licensed homebaking business operated by the Borlongan Family in their home's kitchen located in Northern California. It began as a project by daughter, Jessica, while she was in high school. Jessica's desire to support her favorite charities prompted her to sell home-baked goods in January 4, 2011. She donated the profits she made to charity.
Now a full time student at UC Davis, majoring in Genetics, Jessica gets help from her parents. Josie, her mom and baking partner, oversees the day-to-day operation while her dad, Patrick, supports the business by implementing strict quality control, buying supplies, and helping with promotions and deliveries.
Through words of mouths, JessiCakes Project has reached new heights. By mid-2013, the family has decided to turn JessiCakes Project into a business while still continuing to support their favorite charities through donations from portions of their profits.
JessiCakes Project offers pricing to match every budget without compromising quality and taste. They continue to hone their baking and cake decorating skills each day, with outcome better than their last. They also offer flavors that would wow everyone in your party. Ask about healthier options such as low-carb and low-sugar flavors so you can enjoy these desserts without feeling guilty.
Please visit their website and Facebook fan page to see their latest creations.
Founder/CEO/Asst Baker/Cake Artist- Jessica Joyce Briones Borlongan
Co-Founder/Co-Chair/Head Baker/Cake Artist- Josienita (Josie) Briones Borlongan
Promotions/Quality Control/Delivery - Patrick Timog Borlongan
JessiCakes Project started as a hobby. Both mother (Josie Borlongan) and daughter (Jessica Borlongan) love to bake goodies in their humble kitchen during their mother-daughter bonding time. They share their baked goods with family and friends. In January 4, 2011, they started a blog called Baked Yummy at http://bakedyummy.blogspot.com/, where they share photos, recipes and tips.
Jessica (the daughter) decided a week later that she wants to sell cupcakes to help charities. If people like the cupcakes and are willing to pay for them, why not sell them and donate all profits to benefit her favorite charities? Her mother thought it was a great idea and started announcing it on Facebook. She named the project "Charity Cupcakes." Within minutes, she has received interests from her Facebook friends. A few hours later, she received her first three batches of orders from friends and relatives.
Later in the day, her mother received a private message from one of her Facebook friends with a subject header "JessiCakes Project," which her mother thought was a creative name with a "punch." Her mom decided from that time on to change the name of the project from "Charity Cupcakes" to "JessiCakes Project."
Josie Borlongan's Battle with Diabetes Influences JessiCakes Project's Flavors
Josie's battle with diabetes influences JessiCakes Project's flavors, which include healthier choices with ingredients that people with or without diabetes would love. Josie loves desserts, but she has to avoid certain ingredients that would spike her blood sugar. Therefore, in addition to the standard flavors and ingredients available to those without dietary restrictions, JessiCakes Project also offers choices that include ingredients such as whole wheat flour aside from all purpose flour, artificial sugar (Splenda) aside from regular granulated sugar, and soy milk or reduced fat milk instead of whole milk. JessiCakes Project also scours farmers markets and supermarkets for organic and fresh ingredients. In some cases, they also offer gluten-free ingredients
JessiCakes Project Name Origin
Special thanks to Tita Ycelle, my mom's friend and virtual walking buddy, for coining the name for my project.-- Jessica :)