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Rubicon Cakes

Everybody loves a good underdog story and having the opportunity to root for somebody who needs a second chance. And if we’re also talking about delicious layers of sweet cake covered with creamy frosting, well ... it’s hard NOT to cheer for Rubicon Bakers and their company's mission.

Since 1993, Rubicon has had the courage to be ambitious. They offer handmade delicious cakes, sweet treats, and a second chance to people who face employment and housing obstacles because of substance abuse and incarceration history.

Nice story, right, but how’s the food? Every slice has made us smile and we think you will, too. Celebrate your loved one’s next birthday with a delicious, colorful 4-inch Birthday Layer Cake. Looking for vegan cake options that actually taste good? One bite of their Vegan Chocolate “Blackout” Cake or Vanilla Cake will make you wonder why you ever needed the dairy in the first place. Each cake is made from scratch and finished by hand. No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives required, thank you very much.

Treat Yourself & Transform a Life

When we buy food for our family, it feels good to buy something delicious from a company that takes pride in their food, ingredients and sourcing. But Rubicon has something extra. A chance for people to restore pride in themselves, too. Each Rubicon baker learns expert-level baking skills while also earning a living wage, excellent benefits and health care. They’ve grown their original part-time crew of 14 into a staff of 100 strong, forming a crew of not just bakers, but family members.

As Rubicon baker John Bedford puts it, it’s a second chance at life and helping others. “That’s what life is about for me,” he says. “Reaching out to those that are in need, as someone reached out to me when I was in need.”

“I never in a million years thought that I would be a manager of anything,” says Sheila Young-Eberhard, Quality Assurance Manager. “It was so empowering to have a job and to work and make an honest living and be a productive member of society. The environment is so positive here. It makes you want to better yourself. I’m a mother and a grandmother. My kids are proud of me and I’m proud of myself.”

And T&C is proud to offer these cakes in our Bakery. We hope you find them as inspiring as we do.

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