If you’ve only ever eaten sugary store-bought cake, you are missing out on the true joy that a fresh, made-by-hand cake can bring to your celebration.
That is one of the reasons I created Full Belly Bakery. I want to help you share your love through delicious and beautiful cakes. I want each of my customers to feel delighted by our desserts and our exceptional service.
My passion for baking started by making birthday cakes for friends when I was in college. Baking was the best way I knew to show how much I loved them! After starting Full Belly Bakery in 2017, I set out to perfect my cake recipes.
Truthfully, I was not a huge cake fan and I know for a fact there are others out there like me. Because of this, I originally shied away from baking cakes at the bakery, because I didn’t want to make something I wasn’t truly in love with. Yet, I couldn’t deny that some celebrations just called for an amazing cake.
After completing my diploma in professional pastry arts from Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. I started developing all of our cakes and fillings from scratch with fresh ingredients and flavors I love, like lemon and berries. I experimented with different kinds of buttercream and found my true love in the not-too-sweet Italian meringue buttercream. I added decadent fillings like chocolate ganache and caramel. I continue to work tirelessly to perfect our Signature Cake recipes, and even joke that if I had the time I would make our butter from scratch!
Throughout my journey running Full Belly, one issue I kept running into was what to do with our excess cake scraps after creating a gorgeous cake. It was heartbreaking to just throw them away and I was determined to come up with a solution. This problem allowed me to tap into the true meaning of our name and develop our cake scrap bread pudding bites. These bread pudding bites are then donated to the East Oakland Collective who distributes food to the unhoused population.
Cake should be delicious, beautiful and a joyful way to celebrate the ones you love but why not also spread that love to those in our community?! Please join me in continueing to fill bellies throughout the Bay Area.