ALGONQUIN, Unwell. — Married couple Mharloe and Katrina Requiron have been fully shocked by the response of shoppers who tried their distinctive Filipino cookies, referred to as sylvanas.
“Somebody messaged me and was like, ‘What sort of crack did you place on this cookie?!,” mentioned Mharloe. “In a couple of minutes they’re going to ship me a field and it is half-way achieved already.”
Sylvanas (or silvanas) are cashew-meringue wafer sandwich cookies which are stuffed with wealthy buttercream. The couple, who launched their enterprise Crumbs.nd.lotions on Instagram, describe the desserts as ‘lifeless’ cookies as a result of even older native immigrants of the Philippines have mentioned they’re unfamiliar with them.
“We might get prospects who say, ‘you already know I’ve by no means heard of it, I’ve by no means had it, and I do not even know what it’s,” mentioned Katrina.
Craving her childhood favourite cookie, Katrina made the sylvanas for herself and Mharloe on a whim.
“One time she made it and I mentioned, ‘Let me put up this on our Instagram as a result of I believe persons are actually going to love this,” mentioned Mharloe.
Their first order was for 3 bins and now it isn’t unusual for the couple, who aren’t bakers by commerce, to supply as much as 70 bins on a given weekend. Flavors embody conventional buttercream, ube, mocha, matcha, coconut jam, flan, nutella, and peanut butter.
“That is one thing we have now realized by way of trial and error and loads of tears,” mentioned Katrina. “1000’s of burnt cookies later and wasted butter, we got here up with our personal twist on the flavors.”
Mharloe and Katrina mentioned they’re grateful to their prospects and social media followers for making Crumbs.nd.lotions a hit.
Additionally they thank pastry chef and social influencer Sherri Tan, restaurant proprietor Kathy Vega, and associates Patricia Gumban, Erica and Coco Dalangin, and Tina Easley for his or her continued help. The couple says their household in addition to their youngsters, Sophie and Jaden, have additionally been an enormous assist.
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