I am a Goldiocks baby. And I have proof. Pinky swear. Later. Much later. No, just a bit later.
I have something cool to show you first.
Goldilocks recently released a baking book. It's a compilation of their tried and tested recipes. Something we, Filipinos have the opportunity to savor in one too many occasions we celebrate. I mean, who doesn't know Goldilocks?
In my opinion, the release of this book is about time! And so generous of this iconic bakeshop to share their secrets which us.
Want to show what's inside? You can see recipes for something very familiar like the Black Forest, Ube Cake and the Sans Rival.
What I love about this book (aside from the very recipes tucked inside the pages) is the plastic cover. When you buy the book, it comes with this sturdy plastic cover which protects it from the wear and tear of referring to the recipes all the time. As you can see, I seem to have worn out my copy already. I sometimes bring it out with me to read. It has even come with me to a Korean and Chinese Restaurant. I am a geek that way.
The Goldilocks Bake Book is not just a recipe book. It also chronicled the Bakeshop's journey from a single store to the massive empire it is now. All because of a dream two ambitious women had. Love the vintage pictures of their "behind the scenes" operations through out the years.
Here are some old pictures of their celebration cakes. I love looking at these. The cake as the centerpiece of every occasion.
At the end of the book, Goldilocks asked their valued customers about their Goldilocks experience. I enjoyed reading this. No matter how different we all are, it just seems we're one and the same when we share our experiences. And I am about to share with you mine.
On my first birthday, I had a Goldilocks Sansrival Cake. See that telltale yellow gingham-ish box? Goldilocks. Please note that this is one of the few times I am able to rock a dress and freakishly short hair. My sister is in her high chair eagerly awaiting for her slice of the cake. Up to now, I still see her eyes twinkle whenever there is a Sans Rival Cake. My two moms can't wait to have a bite of the gloriously rich cake, too!
Here we are on our sixth (my sister) and 5th (me) birthdays. We had a mocha cake. I so love looking at my sister's baby photos. She is such a doll, such a happy baby!And here I am on my big bash seventh birthday. Since it was my seventh, I got a customized cake with a Disney theme. My mom was telling me I fought tooth and nail to wear this yellow Barbie dress even though it's a size smaller than my already small frame. But I think it looked good. Still does don't you think? And I can not let this pass, don't you also love the iconic 80's "handa"? Hotdogs on a stick stuck in a cabbage? :) Love it.
Have a Goldi-Good-Day, Goldilocks! Can't wait to try your recipes.
Goldilocks Bake Book: Favorite Recipes from the Philippines' Best Loved Bakeshop