Homemade cakes for a cause
Every cake is made from scratch and with love by volunteers. Our goal is to raise funds for organizations fighting for equality and racial justice in America.
Keeping up the momentum
Our goal is to keep financial support of these organizations constant even when police brutality is not front page news.
Expanding our network
We are always looking to expand our group of volunteer bakers! If you’re interested in joining our team, send us an email at email@example.com.
All Black Lives Matter
We believe that the support of Black lives must be inclusive of those who are queer, trans, disabled, undocumented, and across the gender spectrum.
ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT
Below we’ve listed a few of the organizations we’ve supported through Cakes For Black Lives Matter. Even if you don’t order a cake today, consider making a donation to one of these great organizations.
A non-profit designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system.
Their mission is to free the staggering number of innocent people who remain incarcerated, and to bring reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.
LTF provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy.
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfils the promise of equality for all Americans.
A collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People.
Gays & Lesbians Living In A Transgender Society approaches the health and rights crises faces by transfender sex workers holisticaly.
Color of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us.
Black Women's Blueprint engages in progressive research, historical documentation, policy advocacy and organizing steeped in the struggles of Black women with their diverse communities and within dominant culture.
Peruse through a few of our past orders below or check out @CakesForBLM on Instagram to see more!
The Innocence Project
Tiered Lemon Cake w/ American Buttercream & White Chocolate Ganache.
Color of Change
Classic Black Forest Cake
The Bail Project
Pistachio Cake w/ Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
The Black Feminist Project
Lemon & Earl Grey Cake
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Dirty Chai Cake
Gays and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society (G.L.I.T.S)
Chocolate Cake w/ Tahini Buttercream
Justice for Elijah McClain
Lemon Cake w/ Lemon Curd Filling & Blueberry Cream Cheese
The Okra Project
Lemon Cake w/ Raspberry Cream Cheese
Black Trans Travel Fund
Lemon & Blueberry Budnt Cake w/ Cream Cheese Glaze
Black Women's Blueprint
Triple Berry Pie
The Okra Project
Coffee Cake w/ Blueberry Curd & American Buttercream
Black Lives Matter
Yemeni Spiced Coffee Cake w/ Orange Curd
CAKES FOR A CAUSE
Proceeds from each cake will go to an anti-racism organization or fund of your choice (minus the cost of ingredients).
MEET THE TEAM
Rukmini DasFounder & Baker Based in Houston, Texas
Erika WardBaker Based in South Jersey
Simran MazloomBaker Based in Orange County, California
Prathna MakkarBaker Based in Houston, Texas
Samantha PerpignandBaker Based in Los Angeles, California
Bianca HsiehBaker Based in El Paso, Texas
Shalini DasContent Strategist Based in Austin, Texas
Ellie DootsonMarketing & Outreach Based in San Antonio, Texas
Wendy NguyenWeb Developer Based in Houston, Texas
Sanjana SrikanthOperations Manager Based in Houston, Texas
How does the ordering process work?
Submit an order form online and be sure to leave us with your email or phone number so that we can confirm your pick-up date.
Can I donate to an organization that is not on your list?
Yes! There are far too many anti-racism organizations for us to list out, so please write in the name of the organization you’d like to donate to and we’ll make the donation once we’ve thoroughly vetted them.
What cake sizes do you offer?
Our volunteers typically create cakes in two sizes: 9 inch, 2 layer cakes and 6 inch, 3 layer cakes, along with 9 inch pies/full sized tarts. We can also bake cupcakes upon special request. If you would like a cake that differs from our usual sizing, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
What is your pricing?
Our suggested donation is ~$50 minimum for a cake and $40 for a pie or tart. We donate everything except the cost of ingredients which ranges from $5-20 depending on the order. Payment details will be given once you receive your order confirmation.
How far in advance should I place an order?
Ideally 2 weeks notice is best practice. However, if you have an urgent need, we may be able to accommodate you. Just let us know in your order form, and we will let you know!
What days of the week can I pick up my order?
Since our volunteers work during the week, we only do pick-ups on Saturdays and Sundays. If you have an occasion another day of the week, let us know in your order form and we will let you know if we can accommodate your needs.