Pilmico Flour’s Tropical Chiffon Cake wins at U.S. Wheat Associates’ Cake Contest

Chef Ritz Michael Cornel (left) and Chef Christopher Colarte (right) of Pilmico Flour receives 2nd place in U.S. Wheat Associates’ Cake Contest last November 18, 2022. 

Pilmico Foods Corporation garnered 2nd place in U.S. Wheat Associates’ Cake contest held last November 18, 2022, at the Mariott Manila Ballroom. The competition is in line with the organization’s 60th-anniversary celebration. 

Pilmico Flour team’s winning cake is a Tropical Chiffon Cake inspired by the fruit cart street vendors. Chef Ritz Michael Cornel and Chef Christopher Colarte made the cake with quality and finely-milled soft wheat Pilmico Wooden Spoon Cake Flour, fresh Filipino fruits, and nuts. 

Pilmico Flour’s Tropical Chiffon Cake is made with local Filipino fruits and Wooden Spoon Cake Flour.

“We wish to showcase the unique and delicious flavors from the Philippines – such as the tangy flavors of native calamansi and green mango –  that can be found in the backyards of Filipino homes, and sold by hardworking street vendors. This cake is made with only fresh, natural, and locally-sourced ingredients, which puts the flavors and textures of the fruit and nuts as the highlight of the cake,” Chef Ritz shared.

In addition, each cake layer was infused with summer fruits like banana peels and candied langka with castañas-flavored whipped cream. The cake was also topped with dried kamias, chico, balimbing fruit, and edible flowers. 

The judges, composed of representatives from various flour organizations, awarded Pilmico 2nd place in the Cake Contest. 

Pilmico Flour team together with members of U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) Manila during their 60th anniversary celebration. 

Representatives from various flour milling companies, along with Ambassador MaryKay Carlson, the United States Ambassador to the Philippines, joined the celebration. A USQ Crop Quality Seminar was held during the morning of the event and attended by Pilmico Flour team headed by Elna Mosqueda, QA Manager Flour Operations, and Kristine Benitez, Quality Assurance Sr. Supervisor.