MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Having a birthday in your family but don’t have the pesos to buy a birthday cake? No worries, Red Ribbon and Goldilocks just have the right solution for you.
Beginning April 1, 2021, the two popular cake and bakery chains will start selling birthday cup cakes. Not the usual cup cakes, but rice cakes!
The two chains took their cue from no less that President Rodrigo Duterte who celebrated his 76th birthday this week by blowing a candle stuck in a cup of cooked rice.
Red Ribbon and Goldilocks said their birthday rice cup cakes will retail at fifty centavos each. Candle is extra, and buyers will have to bring their own brown bag or container.
Now, every Filipino will be able to afford a birthday cake. That translates into more money towards the purchase of a lechon (whole roasted pig).