Help Angel Cakes Rebuild

Dearest community -

On Sunday February 24 a speeding car crashed into the Angel Cakes building on Fifth Street in Oakland, causing a gas leak and extensive damage to the building. Fortunately, though staff were working at the time, no one was physically injured. I’ve included some photos and a link to a news report below.

We are thankful that no one was hurt, although we are completely devastated and in shock.

We are working with the building owner, our insurance company, and our community on a plan to reopen our retail shop. Though insurance will cover much of our anticipated expenses, they won’t cover everything and we will need your support to reopen. We know that this will impact us for a long time.

Our retail store will be closed for the next several weeks as we repair the building. We will be resuming our custom order business from an alternate location beginning the week of March 4. All previously booked orders will be honored and we will take a limited number of new orders. 

We can’t do this on our own, and we will need financial help. We know we need help covering our sizable insurance deductible and some other things insurance won't cover. We will update with more information as we learn more. 

Any amount of support you give will go directly to helping us reopen our retail shop.  When the dust settles, we plan to hold a thank-you event for all donors to this campaign.

Other ways to help: 

1. Please buy a cupcake coupon here: 
Coupons will be mailed to you and will be redeemable at our retail shop when we reopen. 

2. Sign up for our mailing list so you can get the announcement when our store re-opens: 

3. Place an advance order for your birthday or event for later this year: 

4. We have several builders and contractors in our community but we may need more help. If you have skills or are available to volunteer time or labor, please contact us. 

5. Like and share this post on Facebook or other social media to help signal boost this message.

Thank you to everyone who has reached out so far, your calls, texts, and emails have meant everything. I know we will get through this together.

Jen Angel

News story here: 

About Angel Cakes

Angel Cakes is a cupcake bakery located in Oakland's historic Gingerbread House.  After baking cupcakes in a commercial kitchen since 2008, Angel Cakes moved to the current storefront in March 2016.  We currently have 4 employees and many loyal customers! We are known for our huge menu of flavors, and many vegan and gluten-free options.

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Jen Angel
Oakland, CA

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