Today, I’m featuring another amazing entrepreneur – baker, Theresa Francis Alberto from Delamor Sweet Treats. Her love for baking began at the age of 5. When she came home from school one day and saw her mom baking macaroons in a “magic oven”, she just fell in love with the sweet smell of macaroons. After that time, she would always watch her mom every time she bakes. Theresa was in High School when she started baking. She initially took orders from family and relatives.

Currently, Theresa is a Respiratory Therapist by profession, but she says that her first love is really in baking and cooking. She’s a single 36 year old full time entrepreneur and she loves being her own boss, since she has more time for herself and her family. She says, “It’s not easy but worth it”. In her spare time, she does boxing and Zumba to keep her fit and healthy. Her goal in life is to share what she knows and to pass what she has learned to those people who have the same passion.

Delamor Sweet Treats

Interview with Theresa Francis Alberto from Delamor Sweet Treats

Ginger: What is your business and can you tell us more about it?

Theresa: I customized cakes and cupcakes for all occasions.

Ginger: There are a lot of businesses that focus on customized cupcakes and cake. What makes your products different from your competitors?

Theresa: All my products are baked with love. I make sure my clients are taken care of. I also give freebies to my suki clients. :)

Delamor Sweet Treats’ Theresa Francis Alberto

Ginger: How did you come up with this idea? What made you decide to start this kind of business?

Theresa: My sister, Leslie, insisted to turn my hobby in baking into a business. Before, I would just bake orders for Christmas. Then I had a terrible accident last year almost took my life. After that, my sister just came up to me and said. “Ate, why don’t you do what you really love doing?”. She knew that my passion is really in baking and then so from then on, I took this seriously and orders kept coming in. It really feels good and overwhelming when your clients are happy and satisfied.

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Ginger: Aww, thank you for sharing! So with all of these, who is your main market?

Theresa: My market are children and adults of all ages.

Ginger: Do you need to have a particular skill for this type of business?

Theresa: I took baking classes at Heny Sison Culinary School, but mostly I’m a self-taught baker..also learned some things from you tube.

Minions cake

Ginger: What do you enjoy about your business?

Theresa: What I enjoy about my business is that when I see the faces of my clients, most especially the kids and the smile on their faces,  pagnakita ko  yun (when I see that),  walang kapantay na happiness (nothing compares to the happiness that I feel). There was this one time when a client texted me and told me na ayaw pagalaw ng daughter nya yung cake (that her daughter didn’t want anyone to touch the cake) because it looks exactly what she wanted.

Ginger: What would you advise people who want to get into this business?

Theresa: Never stop learning . Always do research know your passion and always bake with love.

Ginger: How much are your product?

Theresa: I always ask my clients how much is their budget. All my cakes are budget friendly =)

Toy Story Cake

Ginger: Were there any obstacles that you faced when you decided to pursue becoming an entrepreneur? What are these?

Theresa: All businesses have ups and downs, so  just be patient. Don’t be afraid . Learn from mistakes and move forward.

Ginger: What are three traits that you think an entrepreneur should have when starting their own business?

Theresa: A.) Do what you enjoy. B.) Take what you do seriously. C.) Plan everything and manage money wisely.

Ginger: Any unforgettable lesson that you learned as an Entrepreneur?

Theresa: Know your market. Find a particular thing that will make you stand out. Never stop learning.

Ginger: What advice can you give to other Entrepreneurs?

Theresa: Read the recipe from start to finish before you begin baking. Ingredients should always be top-notch.

Ginger: Thank you so much, Miss Theresa! I hope this interview inspires more people to start their own businesses.

Contact Details:

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Delamorsweets

Email Address: Delamorsweettreats@gmail.com

Mobile Number: 0935-1432303

Twitter Account: @delamor09

Instagram: @delamorsweettreats

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About The Author

Ginger is the General Manager of ManilaWorkshops.com. She is also the co-founder of a tech start-up company called Turn Up Trumps, Inc. She is a business coach and has her own program called Love the Leap. She has been a blogger since 2005, writing for MommyGinger.com, ManilaFitness.com and ManilaReviews.com. She graduated MA in Communications Major in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She worked as an account executive for a couple of ad agencies. She also managed a food franchise store. Her longest corporate stint was as a product manager for a known bank in the Philippines.

11 Responses

  1. maria medina nakane

    omedetto! congrats THEA, keep up the GOOD work! more power and GOD Bless :)

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    • Delamor

      Thank you Meds :) God bless you too :) salamat sa walang sawang suporta sakin :)

      Reply
  2. Sweet_tooth

    I have never seen a cake as beautiful, as creative, and as intricate the way you do it…the details…so perfect! Remember the cake you gave me last christmas? It took days before i have decided to eat it because i didn’t want to ruin the beauty of the cake…and the taste, heavenly! The best! Keep it up my friend and more power! :)

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  3. ProudSIS

    I am very proud of you sis! ;) I know from the start this is your passion :) more opportunities to come your way God bless those who are humble and good hearted person like you :) I am a proud sister :)

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    • nette buen

      Proud of u my friend. I always told u never be afraid to set yourself free and do what you like what find your passion.

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      • Delamor

        Thank yoy my Dear friend .thank you for the support and advice. I really appreciate all of that.I miss you :)

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