MY CAKE STORY
Ever since I can remember I shared the love of baking with my mom and grandma. Breads, cakes, cookies. Oven baked pancakes! Thanksgiving stuffing, more cookies... oh, so many cookies!
Having a dislike for store-bought cakes, I wanted to bring "homemade" back into birthdays and began baking for corporate birthdays starting with my office. I gathered lists of likes & dislikes so that each birthday would be a new surprise for my office mates!
In 2016 I stumbled across For Goodness Cakes, a nonprofit out of Santa Monica who matches volunteer bakers and foster youth and young adults to deliver homemade birthday and graduation cakes. Now we're talkin! They weren't yet in my county but this cause touched my heart and I began baking for at risk youth & young adults in Los Angeles and fell completely head over feels in love with the mission, baking for kiddos, helping to make sure they were celebrated. It spoke to my heart & my soul. And I had fun dipping my toes into cake decorating!
AND... KIM'S LITTLE CAKE SHOP WAS BORN!
In 2018, with my new passion, many donated cakes later and plenty of recipe testing on friends & willing neighbors, I decided to open my own cottage food operation and sell my homemade cakes. What a process it was, but I'm loving every bit of it!
Permit approved and insured.
Check, check and check.
Open for business!
When you purchase one of my cakes, you help me to cover some of the costs of the cakes I donate to For Goodness Cakes and the costs that keep us going in our county. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and my mixing bowl.
FOR SOME KIDS, BIRTHDAYS ARE OFTEN OVERLOOKED
For Goodness Cakes matches volunteers to make and hand-deliver birthday cakes to foster children and at-risk youth on their special day. After becoming a volunteer staff for the Los Angeles chapter, in September 2018 I opened a chapter of For Goodness Cakes right here in Orange County, California! We are now baking for the youth here in our home county, as well as open new chapters in locations across the US. It's heart-melting and crazy exciting! Follow our local IG account to see cakes donated by our magical Sprinkle Squad.
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For more information, to donate or sign up to be a volunteer baker & join our Sprinkle Squad, please visit For Goodness Cakes!