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

If you're like most people, this thought hasn’t occurred 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 underserved 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 childrens’ self-esteem and confidence with a 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

Cake4Kids is powered by an amazing and compassionate group of volunteers. Our bakers are mostly home-bakers. There are no minimum commitments - volunteers choose how often and which cakes they want to bake. They bake the cake at home and deliver it to one of the agencies we serve. Our volunteers never meet the children we support, but every cake is custom-made for each child and an enormous amount of love is baked into each one.

Cake4Kids currently operates in 10 counties in California but we are always evaluating new areas to expand into.

Since our inception in 2010, we have baked and delivered thousands of cakes and made endless children smile and feel special. Here are just a few of the many thank you notes we have received:

I just wanted to thank you for making my son’s birthday so happy. I want able to give him a party. I’m a domestic violence victim, a single parent of 4. My income is so low that this cake was the best gift ever to him. I made him pancakes as a special breakfast, and then surprised him with the cupcakes. Thank you so much.
She loved the cake!! She was very excited for the cake. She had a rough month and this really brightened up her week. She shared it with her foster family and with friends at school the next day. The cake was so cute too! It was the perfect fit for her. Thank you for the cake!
She enjoyed the cake with her case manager and described it as being moist and delicious. Since she hasn’t been able to celebrate her birthday in a few years she was extremely grateful for the cake.