SweetLeighs Cakes
SweetLeighs Cakes

SweetLeighs Cakes

In some ways, my bakery is the same now as it was when I started it over a decade ago:  it was a hobby/side job (I’m an architect fulltime), I am the only employee, and I have always tried to partner with and donate to my community.  I’ve donated our cake products to various fundraisers, organizations, and individuals over this time.  A couple of years ago, I made a connection with one of our local hospital systems and started donating monthly treats to the staff and patients of their hospice facility.  When the pandemic hit, I wanted to continue that monthly donation, but also wanted to increase my giving to those who were on the frontlines.  The mason jars cakes that we have, using Ball mason jars, offer the perfect way to give individual ready-to-eat treats while maintaining safety. I began to offer contests on our Facebook page where medical staffs could enter and I would provide the winner’s shift/office/dept with lunch and cake.  I then started providing mason jar cakes to the groups that were doing COVID testing and now to those staffs that are providing the vaccines.  I also have a soft spot for teachers because that is my wife’s profession, and I have also found ways to recognize and gift teachers through contests on my Facebook page.  I am continuing to try to find ways to give back to those that give so much to all of us during and beyond the pandemic.