Meet Kay

Hi! I’m Kayla Gardner, owner of Cakes by Kay.

I have always loved to bake. I think it all started when my Mom enrolled me in a week-long baking summer camp as a child. From then on, whipping up something scrumptious in the kitchen was an activity I did when I wanted to unwind and be creative. And of course, eat a sweet treat!
Cakes by Kay was a result of the 2020 pandemic. When I had to start working from home temporarily, I found myself desperate to stretch my legs and my brain with something physical and creative in hopes of distracting myself from the stress and uncertainty we were all facing. What began as making cakes for family and friends turned into baking for strangers, thanks to word of mouth, and pretty soon I figured it was time to make this hobby into something just a tad more official.
Creating something unique for you and the special people in your life brings me immense joy. In a time where our normal lives have been put on hold, why not indulge in something memorable and delicious?
When I’m not baking, I’m teaching highschool English, Drama, and Home Economics, spending quality time with my family and friends, and dreaming about my next travel adventure. Thanks for stopping by!