Amber Myers started Cakeable because everyone deserves a good cake – Greeley Tribune
When Amber Myers and her husband moved with their two children, ages 5 and 9, from central Illinois in 2017, the stay-at-home mom started baking what she called “extreme” cakes for the kids. her children’s birthdays because they hadn’t made many friends yet.
The cakes spread and word spread about these confections which featured goofy comic book characters, flamingos and visions of outer space prepared in delicious buttercream and fondant.
Myers discovered that there are always people who want cake, especially if just looking at one will make you smile.
As a stay-at-home mom since 2013, she has always had a passion for cooking and baking for her family. Armed with a background in marketing and graphic design, as well as previous experience in the commercial food and baking industry, her artistic vision blends well with an inspiring belief that regardless of a person, she should be able to enjoy a beautiful and delicious cake.
Some of that inspiration was the result of Myers and her husband’s combined loss of 150 pounds over several years, in part because they wanted to take control of a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. of what Myers describes on his website as “a health journey” involved learning how to create baked goods suitable for a multitude of dietary needs.
In January 2020, she completed the Colorado Cottage Foods Law Enforcement Cottage Food Certification and Food Handling course and started her new business, Spoon.
Because her first year in business was during the pandemic – when weddings were rare – she revamped her marketing plan for the following year, but didn’t know what to expect in terms of demand for wedding cakes. .
“Everyone was doing smaller weddings in 2021, but we ended up doing 15 weddings,” she said.
In addition to custom cakes for all occasions, her bakery business offers indulgent homemade cupcakes and cookies. Everything Myers makes has options for people with dietary restrictions: There are gluten-free, sugar-free, low-carb, ketogenic (or keto) diet alternatives, and vegan versions of its products. There is also “basic”, for those who do not have dietary restrictions.
That’s why Myers named his company Cakeable.
“It’s a play on the word ‘capable’,” she explained.
The company’s website lists more than 40 gourmet cake flavors, but notes that the possibilities are nearly limitless. Flavors range from the expected flavors – strawberry, dark chocolate, and s’mores are a few – to more esoteric flavors, like Rosewater-Vanilla, Earl Grey, and cereal – you can choose any cereal you like. A birthday cake in Myer’s repertoire is Count Chocula; the cake was sprinkled with chocolate cereal planted by the vampire character who only eats the General Mills cereal that bears his name.
Cakeable’s custom designs can be tailored to a celebrant’s interests or hobbies – she created a video game controller cake frosted in black, playful fondant fishtails dipping in a sea of aquamarine cake for a mermaid lover or a box full of Pokémon cookies for a Nintendo fanatic about the game.
One of his signature dessert creations is the Heartbreaker Box, a geodesic-shaped hollow chocolate heart filled with treats like marshmallows, festive sprinkles, homemade Oreo cookies and cake pops. Similar to a paper piñata, the chocolate heart-shaped box comes with a wooden mallet to open it and release the treats inside.
Alongside his growing bakery business, Myers is a volunteer and spokesperson for the program Cake4Kidsa national non-profit organization that began in the Bay Area of California and has chapters across the United States.
In partnership with foster care agencies, homeless shelters and adoption agencies, the nonprofit organization provides free personalized birthday cakes to underserved youth in communities. Volunteers buy all the ingredients and supplies, bake and then deliver birthday cakes to children who might not otherwise receive them, according to the organization’s website.
Since 2010, Cake4Kids volunteers have baked and delivered over 31,000 cakes.
Myers is currently working with a Boulder-based chapter, but she is expanding into a northern Colorado chapter that she hopes to link to Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties. As co-ambassador, she approaches agencies to determine the interest of a partnership.
“The bakery community brought me out of my shell as a stay-at-home mom,” Myers said. “It was a positive experience – I now have a small tribe that has been really great for me.”
To order pastries from Cakeable:
To learn more about Cake4Kids: https://www.cake4kids.org