Manila resident sets up ‘Cake Community Pantry’ to celebrate 24th birthday

Published May 4, 2021, 7:15 PM

by Andrea Aro

For her 24th birthday, a Manila resident set up a “Cake Community Pantry” which features witty signs and a selection of cakes and cupcakes that she baked herself.

(Photo courtesy of Roceval Sangguniang Kabataan 583)

“As I celebrate my 24th Birthday, I feel so blessed to share my small token of appreciation to my fellow ka-barangay. Be the reason to make someone smile today,” Rikki Mae Pascua, owner of Mimey’s Pastries said in a Facebook post on  Monday (May 3).

Pascua, who is part of Sangguniang Kabataan at Brgy. 583 in Sampaloc, Manila, celebrated her birthday on Monday (May 3) with her fellow residents with her cake community pantry. 

Aside from the selection of cakes and cupcakes, the community pantry also featured witty signages. 

(Photo courtesy of Roceval Sangguniang Kabataan 583)
(Photo courtesy of Roceval Sangguniang Kabataan 583)

One such signage bore the words “Kumuha ayon sa blood sugar level (Take according to your blood sugar level).” 

Pascua also expressed her gratitude to all her customers who believed in her small business amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The community pantries that have been sprouting all over the country were all inspired by the Maginhawa Community Pantry in Quezon City.