Nikki O’Keefe appreciates downtown Camas for serving to her enterprise throughout making an attempt instances
CAMAS — It began as a manner for her youngsters to have one of the best elements of their desserts.
“I needed them to have the ability to have treats that weren’t filled with excessive fructose and synthetic the whole lot,” Nikki O’Keefe stated.
It turned far more than a interest, although.
It turned Cake Blissful.
Her bakery has been open in downtown Camas for greater than six years, and he or she has maintained the identical philosophy as when she was solely baking for her household.
“Every thing’s finished recent and from scratch,” O’Keefe stated. “We use actual elements, actual vanilla, actual butter, all the great things.
“It’s not the most cost effective approach to do issues, nevertheless it’s the one manner I’ll do issues.”
In actual fact, among the many many decorations in her store at 340 NE 4th Ave., Camas, is an indication that reads: Good cake isn’t low cost. Low cost cake isn’t good.
Amen to that.
O’Keefe focuses on customized desserts for all events. Each day, her enterprise presents quite a lot of cupcakes. (By the way in which, Tuesday is Nationwide Cupcake Day.) Plus the scones are well-liked. The store additionally has espresso, with espresso from Mount Hood Roasters.
On a traditional day, pre-COVID-19, the store could be busy with mother teams, or dancers from a close-by studio, or dad and mom and their youngsters. Today, the store is open Tuesday via Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with security protocols in use.
Cake Blissful is taking orders on personalized desserts, as properly. Go to the web site for extra particulars:
Like so many companies, 2020 has been a problem at Cake Blissful.
The enterprise missed out on the marriage season, a profitable time, in addition to lots of the occasions that Camas places on all through the summer time, bringing individuals downtown. Additionally, no tree lighting ceremony this 12 months.
“That’s the busiest 4 hours of the 12 months,” O’Keefe stated.
Nonetheless, Cake Blissful is carrying on, due to Camas.
“If we weren’t down right here, we wouldn’t have been in a position to hold our head above water,” O’Keefe stated.
“I couldn’t ask to be in a greater place, location-wise on the road, and simply the city itself. It’s such a tight-knit neighborhood. All people is aware of one another and everyone helps one another. If we weren’t right here, we wouldn’t nonetheless be open.
“All people helps one another. We’ve got an incredible DCA, the Downtown Camas Affiliation, that does no matter they will to help everyone. It’s been actually particular to see everybody come collectively and attempt to assist.”