Name of business: Cakes by Daisy
Type of business: Cake baker
Location: Accepting orders in Turlock and throughout the 209
Contact information: @cakesbydai on Instagram
Specialty: Personalized number and initial desserts
History of business:
In just over a year, Turlock resident Daisy Gomez has made a name for herself in the cake business by creating edible works of art which celebrate everything unique about her clients.
Gomez first began making cakes in May 2020 when she baked one for her father’s birthday, and just a month later decided to start her own business, Cakes by Daisy. Since then, her variety of cakes in all shapes and sizes — from numbers to initials to spelled-out words — have made waves on social media, with the 22-year-old amassing nearly 5,000 Instagram followers in her first year of business.
The young entrepreneur estimates that she’s baked around 600 cakes during that time, helping the community celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and more. Gomez spends about two hours decorating each cake, utilizing her own artistic touch to create custom cakes that her customers adore.
“I usually make everything that’s on the cake,” Gomez said. “They give me a color scheme and idea and I just go with it.”
Gomez’s customers trust her when it comes to decorating, and she uses a variety of fun toppings like chocolate-covered strawberries, flowers, cookies and whatever else may come to mind. The result is an aesthetically pleasing dessert featuring plenty of different textures and colors, with some featuring a customer’s favorite TV show or movie, or whatever special theme they desire.
She takes orders via her Cakes by Daisy Instagram page, and the desserts typically cost anywhere from $40 to $130, depending on their size and detail.
All in all, Gomez has spent about 1,200 hours decorating cakes over the past year and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
“I’m very busy on the weekend,” Gomez laughed. “I didn’t expect such positive feedback. It’s mind-blowing sometimes.”