Written by the Symplicity team
Maritime Resilience is a series of stories on how local organizations are adapting to COVID-19.
Community support the frosting on the cake for Temi Bakes
“Baking takes me back to my childhood, growing up in Nigeria. On weekends, I would cuddle up on the couch with my Mum and sisters alongside a spread of delicious confections or at parties celebrating with loved ones, dancing to music while eating cakes layered with buttery frosting.”
Temi has built her business to bring these memories to life. Temi Bakes offers everything from an online store for party cakes and supplies, to dessert catering for corporate events and award winning wedding cakes.
As restrictions are lifted, Temi is reopening the business in phases to ensure she can continue to exceed client expectations.
Temi quickly adjusted the way she hosts cake tasting sessions for prospective wedding clients. In-person consultations are on hold for now, and have been replaced by phone or video chat meetings to talk about cake ideas and event preferences.
Celebration cakes are also picking up now that the city is opening back up and the bubble has been extended from household-only to Atlantic-wide. Temi Bakes offers specially designed cakes and cupcakes for birthdays and special occasions.
But Temi has been grateful for the community support and business since she reopened. She has seen the commitment to supporting local business, and is happy to see many of her customers coming back.