Bukidnon’s Cakeboom and Party Flavors is the DOST-10’s Best Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) at the regional level, after earlier being cited as Bukidnon’s best at the provincial level.
Owned by Richard and Golda Lim of Malaybalay City, they couple left their employment to start selling Filipino delicacies and cakes to sidewalk vendors. In 2008, their Piñasita pastry with pineapple filling was adjudged Malaybalay City Best Delicacy. This was followed a year later by Piñakasi, another pastry with pineapple, malunggay and squash.
As demand for their healthy products grew, the couple sought DOST intervention in 2012 through the upgrading of their production equipment such as cooker mixers and continuous band sealer for packaging. Food safety handling protocol training was also undertaken for the firm’s employees.