Has the thought of a child without a birthday cake ever crossed your mind?

If you're like most people, this thought would never occur to you but it happens all the time. At Cake4Kids, we bake and deliver birthday cakes for foster children and at risk youth. We support all sorts of under-privileged children and youth - they might be in group homes, at a domestic violence or human trafficking agency/shelter, in low income housing with or without a parent or even homeless. We aim to raise these children's self-esteem and confidence with this seemingly simple gift on their special day. It may just be a cake, but the children we bake for know somebody took the time and effort to do something special just for them. The children realize they are important and in turn can have an impact on the world.

Cake4Kids is powered by an amazing and compassionate group of volunteers. Our bakers are mostly home-bakers. There are no minimum commitments - you choose how often you want to bake a cake for us. It's pretty simple - a Cake4Kids volunteer baker chooses a cake theme from our online calendar and bakes the cake in their own home and delivers the cake to one of the agencies we serve. Our volunteers never meet the children we support, but every cake is custom-made specially for each child with love.

Cake4Kids is currently only in Northern California but we do hope to expand to other areas in the future.

Since our inception in 2010 we have achieved a great deal but we want to do more, and with your help we can. To date we have:

  • Baked and delivered almost 5,000 cakes
  • Our volunteers have donated over 15,000 hours to Cake4Kids
  • We have used over 9,000 lbs of sugar
  • And made endless children smile and feel special...