Community Cakes FAQs




1. Who is a Community Cakes Baker?
Answer: You can be a Community Cakes Baker! Community Cakes Bakers are everyday people that want to give back to their community in a special and unique way.

2. Do I need to be a professional baker or pastry chef to be a Community Cakes Baker?
Answer: No you do not have to be a professional baker or pastry chef to bake cakes for Community Cakes. Most of the Community Cakes Bakers have average experience with baking. However, all of the cakes made by Community Cakes Bakers are made from scratch. It is also important that all cakes be baked in a clean baking environment as well.

3. When I am a Community Cakes Baker, how many cakes will I bake each month?
Answer: Each Community Cakes Baker is expected to bake at least two cakes each month. There is opportunity to bake more than two cakes if a person would like to bake more.

4. How do I choose when to bake cakes for Community Cakes?
Answer: This is one of the most unique aspects of Community Cakes and why it is such an ideal volunteer experience. As a Community Cakes Baker, you choose what cakes you would like to bake each month, so you can select the cakes that work with your busy schedule.

5. When I am a Community Cakes Baker, who will I bake cakes for?
Answer: Community Cakes has many partners throughout the Treasure Valley, including the Idaho Veteran’s Home, multiple hospice organizations, a variety of retirement homes, and many others. A full list of partners can be found on the homepage of this website.

6. How do I apply to be a Community Cakes Baker?
Answer: If you would like to apply to become a Community Cakes Baker, please submit the online application located under the ‘Become A Baker’ link of this website.

7. What is the application process to be a Community Cakes Baker?
Answer: After you have completed the online application, the Community Cakes Recruitment Specialist will contact you to set up a home visit appointment. At this appointment you will be expected to bake a sample cake and the Recruitment Specialist will review the Community Cakes Policies and Procedures with you. After that you’ll be ready to start baking!

8. What do I do if I can no longer bake a cake that I have signed up to bake?
Answer: It does happen from time to time that people get sick and can no longer bake the cake that they have signed up for. If the Community Cakes Baker is unable to find their own replacement to bake the cake, then the Community Cakes Administrator may be able to ask other Community Cakes Bakers if they can help.

9. How do I choose what type of cake to bake?
Answer: Some cake recipients will request a specific type of cake if they have a favorite flavor or preference. Other cake recipients have food allergies and require specific accommodations, like a sugar-free cake or a gluten-free cake. Otherwise, the cake is ‘Baker’s Choice’!

10. How long have Community Cakes Bakers been baking?
Answer: The Community Cakes charity was established in 2008. Many of the Community Cakes Bakers have been baking their entire lives!

11. How many partners does Community Cakes have?
Answer: Community Cakes has partners throughout the Treasure Valley! More partners are being added every month too! A full list of partners can be found on the homepage of this website.

12. Where can I see examples of the cakes that Community Cakes Bakers have made?
Answer: The cakes baked by Community Cakes Bakers come in all shapes and sizes. Examples of some of the cakes that have been baked can be found under the ‘Cake Gallery’ link of this website.

13. What is the Community Cakes food safety policy?
Answer: Download policy.