Kings Bakeshop is located in the heart of Kingsville and is not only one of the most Instagramable spots in town but also has the most BEAUTIFUL, Instagram worthy (and tasty!) cakes, macaroons, cupcakes - you name it!!
Kings Bakeshop owner, Chelsea, gave us the run down on business:
Tell us about your business and why you decided to open.
My shop is something I’ve always dreamed of. I’ve been baking since I got my first easy bake oven. I say first because I burned through multiple 😂 the obsession was immediate. My parents ran a home cake service when I was in elementary school so I was constantly around cakes! I just knew it was what I wanted to do!
What business was like before COVID-19?
Before COVID, we were in the swing of consult season! It was non-stop meetings with couples to plan their weddings, many for this summer. We were about to release our Easter menu, including our mini egg latte and hot chocolate which I’m so devastated we didn’t get to serve this year!
What has business been like since the outbreak of COVID-19?
I quickly moved the shop to delivery after realizing that the foot traffic for the shop, which we heavily rely on for our walk in businesses, would be dying down. We got buried in orders, which is an awesome problem to have! We've adjusted our service plan this week and I’m excited to see how it goes!
How will this impact your business long term?
It will definitely be a rough summer without wedding season. Most of our summer events have already been postponed to either the fall or next summer. But we’ll figure it out. The community has been amazing and so supportive.
How can people help?
We’ve added an option on our website to purchase gift cards for yourself or to send virtually to a friend! We also are doing our last weekly pick up this Friday because we are able to re-open our doors starting next Wednesday, June 2nd! We will be in the shop Wednesday to Friday from 12pm to 5pm and hopefully extending to Saturdays in the near future!
We have an order page on our website where you can browse our weekly menu which gets posted every Saturday at 5pm, including a new selection of cakes for easy order! We’re also still taking custom orders! If you’ve got a celebration you were hoping to ask us to be a part of you still can! We’re working hard to give our customers downsized versions of their dream cakes!