Now there are quarantine cakes, because of course there are
A San Francisco bakery saved themselves with cakes that say "wash your hands" and "don't touch your face" on them
Small businesses across the US are struggling to survive as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and no one knows exactly how - or if - they’ll pull through.
One bakery in California is turning an incredibly difficult situation into a sweet one, by doing what they do best: making cake.
Butter&, based in San Francisco, has started delivering ‘quarantine cakes’. The delicious-looking confections serve 1-2 people and will set you back $50 for one. You can opt for hazelnut and chocolate, match and strawberry, and salted caramel and chocolate.
And best of all, they have cute (and v helpful) messages iced on the top like: “wash your hands”; “don’t touch your face” and “pretend you’re an introvert”.
2,860 Likes, 58 Comments - Butter& (@butter_and) on Instagram: “WE WILL REMAIN OPEN to serve our community in light of the mayor’s recent statement that food…”
The bakery has only been in business for a few years, as founder Amanda Nguyen explained in an Instagram post. She wrote: “The only way we survive is by creating value for our clients in a new way for the current day.”
“People can send the [quarantine cakes] to each other, even if they can’t eat them together. In times of social isolation and fear, it’s human connection, acts of love, and comfort food that will get us through it.”
1,875 Likes, 26 Comments - Butter& (@butter_and) on Instagram: “We are continually floored by your support and generosity. This virus is ugly but I have seen so…”
The cakes became available this past weekend - and just one day later, the bakery marked its busiest ever day.
Nguyen made the quarantine cakes available on Sunday, and just one day later, Butter& was celebrating their busiest day in history.
In another Instagram post, Nguyen wrote: “Overflowing with gratitude — today was literally the busiest day in Butter& history. What started as Butter&’s worst week ended up being our best in just over 24 hours. To everyone who purchased a Quarantine Cake (& more), THANK YOU. You not only helped us cover costs for the week, you even enabled us to add to our reserves. Today was insane!!! I teared up reading your notes of encouragement, love, and support.”
If you’re local to the bakery, you can buy the cakes here.