Welcome to our life! Cake it Forward started as a hobby, to switch off from a stressful corporate job and pretty soon we had more cake than we could eat at home.
We were also trying to teach our daughter that we have enough "stuff" and there are some kids who don't have a lot. We decided Cake it Forward would be a great way to bring a little happiness to people who don't have a lot on their special day.
We were lucky to find Angel Tree, supporting families with a parent in prison, and we got in touch to find out how we could help. What started as a hobby soon turned into a business. Read more about how you can help us donate.
In December 2019 we opened a cake shop in Petone, yup just before Covid hit. We've loved meeting new people and sharing our treats with you but it's been a tough time in lots of ways.
We decided to close our store from 1 December 2022 and start a new journey. We're selling coffee and treats from our new caravan at different locations (check our Facebook and Instagram for weekly locations). We'll continue to have something for everyone, including gluten free macarons and cupcakes, vegan cakes and even keto treats.
We're still taking custom cake orders for special birthdays, weddings and events. We've opened a new studio in Petone for pick ups, parties and cake decorating classes - watch this space for updates.
We will continue to donate birthday cakes to kids with a parent in prison, and support other great causes cakes each week (check out our story on Seven Sharp below).
We'd love to make your wedding, birthday or special occasion cake, and we'd love to teach you to make your own. Please get in touch and let us make your day!
Here at Cake it Forward we love donating cakes to make people happy, it's how we came up with our name! We've been donating birthday cakes to kids with a parent in prison and supporting other great causes in our community for over five years, and we'd love our help to carry on.
If you know a kid having a hard time, you can nominate them to receive a cake on their birthday. Our aim is to donate at least one cake a week, but the more support we have, the more we can donate.
You can nominate or donate to help us in our mission to help make kids feel special on their birthdays.