Meet Kay

Hi! My name is Kayla Gardner, owner of Cakes by Kay.

I have always loved to bake. I’ll never forget my first real baking experience. My Mom enrolled me in a week-long baking summer camp that taught us how to make simple recipes independently. From then on, whipping up something scrumptious in the kitchen was an activity I did when I wanted to unwind and be creative.
Cakes by Kay was a product of the 2020 pandemic. When I had to start temporarily working from home, I found myself desperate to stretch my legs and my brain with something physical and creative to distract myself from the stress and uncertainty we were all facing. It started with making cakes for family and friends, and it wasn’t until I found myself baking for strangers that I figured it was probably time to make this hobby 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 regular lives have been temporarily 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!