Blog Posts by Mona Sabalones Gonzalez

  • Ju.D Lao's Fruitcake Made Her a Celebrity and Book Author, but She Refused to Go Comercial -- Until Now

    An elite family baking business is taking the plunge, and after more than 30 years of refusal to go commercial, is currently negotiating for a distributorship of their products in Metro Manila.

    The family baking business was started by Ju.D Lao, the Philippines Fruitcake Lady, who prepared a recipe using only the freshest ingredients and no additives, with careful methods of baking and a few secrets up her sleeve to prepare the most famous Fruitcake in the Philippines that is catered to by the crème de la crème of Philippine society.

    Every Christmas Ju.D's maids would be thrilled to see leading celebrities knocking on their door to buy her fruitcakes. At one time they had a surprise visit by the security guards of a politician at 4 a.m. Ju.D's family was afraid they were kidnappers. Then they heard one of the security talk on his phone and say, "Boss, wala na silang fruitcake."

    The fruitcake for over 30 years made Ju.D a celebrity all her own, hosting a slot in a cooking

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