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, and 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 at 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 under privileged 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 the kids in Los Angeles and fell completely head over feels in love with cake decorating!
AND... KIM'S LITTLE CAKE SHOP WAS BORN!
In 2018, with that new passion, many donated cakes later and plenty of recipe testing on friends & willing neighbors, I decided to open my own Cottage Food bakery 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. 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 LA 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! Since then, we've been able to open new chapters around the US. It's heart-melting and crazy exciting!
For more information, to donate or sign up to be a volunteer baker & join our Sprinkle Squad, please visit For Goodness Cakes!