In the days leading up to CupcakeCampTO, we thought it’d be fun to introduce you to our bakers by posting baker profiles…
Glady Ledesma, Gladycakes
Gladycakes is a home-based cake business, run by owner, operator and chief cake lady, Glady Ledesma. As a child, Glady often baked in her parent’s kitchen, and dreamed of having her own bakery when she grew up. Of course, as the years passed by, adult responsibilities took over, and the dream was put away for safe keeping. After much thought, and a lot of support from family and friends, Glady officially launched Gladycakes in June 2008, and business has never been better!
Gladycakes is very pleased and excited to be participating in this year’s CupcakeCampTO. She attended last year’s 1st annual CupcakeCamp as a “taster”, and was inspired by all the wonderful bakers that had supplied their tasty treats. It was there where she first conceived her idea for a new cupcake, “The Elvis”, which lead her to offer a new line of Signature cakes and cupcakes. She is presenting “The Elvis” at this year’s CupcakeCampTO. This yummy cupcake pays homage to Elvis’ favourite sandwich-peanut butter and banana. The cupcake delights the senses with a tender banana cake, topped with a smooth peanut butter frosting, toasted, salted peanuts for some crunch, and a crisp banana chip to finish it all off. In addition to “The Elvis”, Gladycakes will also submit another Signature line flavour, “Lemon Heaven”. This charming concoction of luscious lemon cake, filled with a tart lemon curd, then topped with an airy meringue which is then baked, puts a new spin on the tried-and-true lemon meringue pie.
So, come on out to CupcakeCampTO, and try a cupcake, or two, from Gladycakes!