By JOE PALABAO
DESSERT Strip openened its first ever branch on November 28 at the 2nd level of Robinsons Mall-Limketkai Drive, Cagayan de Oro City.
Dessert Strip is a 100% home-made cookies and pastries with world class baking ingredients. Cakes, cookies and pastries lovers will now have the choice from an array of home made super moist chocolate cake, moist chocolate cake with rich chocolate fudge filling and frosting with dolce de leche toppings, blueberry cheesecake–New York-style cheese cake topped with blueberries. Red velvet chocolate, a-must-try delicious cake, and their yummy deep red chocolate cake with white chocolate ganache and cream cheese.
Dessert Strip is owned and managed by Ms. Maribel Andaya-Pineda, known in the industry as Chef Maribel. She is one of the most successful first batch graduates of the Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro City (CIC), with partner multi-awarded celebrity and pastry Chef and Consultant/Instructor Mr. Hasset Go. Mr. Go also owns Med Chef in Metro Manila.
Best seller Chef Maribel’s banana cake-a moist banana cake with softened dates and roasted walnuts frosted with cream. Taste their high carotene cake, Dessert Strip very own carrot cake with grated coconut, dates with walnuts, topped with cream cheese frosting.
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The yummy caramel custard cake, chiffon cake with yema-like fillings, whipped cream and custard frosting, Dessert Strip’s strawberry short cake like and moist sponge cake with custard and strawberry filling collies and whipped cream. Dessert Strip has still a lot more to offer to the gourmet lovers of cakes, cookies and pastries of Kagay-anons, locals, domestic and foreign tourists coming to Cagayan de Oro City.
Chef Maribel was also a former Finance Officer and stockholder of United Caraga Corporation (UCC). She pursued her childhood interest in cooking and baking by studying Barista, a bar tending and culinary course. She later specializes in cookies and pastries which made her popular.
Supporting her all the way is her husband Alex Pineda-an, an entrepreneur, with Chef Allan Dy and Chef Allen Basco who make the dough, the pots and pans rolling for the business.
For direct orders visit Dessert Strip by Chef Maribel at Zone 2 Scions Road, besides International School Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City or buy your choice of cakes, cookies and pastries at their branch at the 2nd Floor Robinsons Mall, Limketkai Drive, Cagayan de Oro City or call Chef Maribel at Mobile Number 0922-8245933 or visit Facebook for orders [email protected]