Patty’s Cakes & Desserts Celebrates 10 Years at its Fullerton Storefront
Owner Patty Gomez introduces new lineup of vegan and gluten-free cupcakes
On October 14, 2020, Patty’s Cakes & Desserts celebrates 35 years in business and ten years at its storefront in Fullerton, California. In addition to its regular menu of fresh-baked offerings, the award-winning bakery debuts a full lineup of gluten-free and vegan cupcakes available daily. They recently introduced new flavors like Very Berry Strawberry, Snickerdoodle, Blueberry Pancake, S’mores, and Chocolate Caramel Salty. With nearly 100 flavors of iced-to-order cupcakes available daily, Patty’s Cakes & Desserts offers one of the largest and most comprehensive cupcake menus in the country.
In 1985, Patty Gomez started her business as a single mother from her home kitchen. Her passion for baking and cake artistry began as a home-spun hobby and has since grown into one of Orange County’s most established and respected bakeries. Her expertise has earned her bakery national recognition as a nine-time recipient for both The Knot’s Best of Weddings Award (2012-2020) and WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award (2012-2020). Before its brick-and-mortar location, Patty’s Cakes & Desserts held an exclusive dessert cake contract for Disneyland’s prestigious Club 33 for four years.
“It’s amazing to look back and see how far this company has come in 35 years,” comments founder, Patty Gomez, who was honored as the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year in 2015. “I’m so grateful for our growing community who’s supported us through this journey and has trusted us to make their celebrations special.”
With the help of her son Philip Gomez, Patty opened her brick-and-mortar location in Fullerton in 2010 and expanded her offerings to include iced-to-order cupcakes and fresh-baked cookies and cake balls, as well as elegant multi-tiered cakes. Today, Patty’s Cakes & Desserts offers nearly 100 varieties of cupcakes, including 50 regular, 21 vegan, and 20 gluten-free flavors, all of which are available daily for takeout and delivery.
The Fullerton-based bakery has also launched its own delivery fleet in response to a 350% increase in delivery requests due to the COVID-19 stay-at-home order.
“Before COVID-19 hit, we averaged 100 delivery orders each month, now we average 350,” comments co-owner Philip Gomez, who oversees streamlining and scaling business operations. “We previously relied on a third-party delivery company, but with the uncertainty of California’s gig-economy and our desire to provide top-notch customer service, I knew I had to act quickly and create a direct-to-consumer solution to maintain the increase in business.”
In May, Philip launched his own delivery fleet and built a fully integrated ordering system, which provides customers with up-to-the-minute notifications on the status of their deliveries. Bringing the delivery component in-house allowed Patty’s Cakes & Desserts to expand their delivery radius from 12 to 23 miles and increase revenue, all while passing along added savings and peace of mind to their customers.
At 2,600 square feet, the stand-alone retail bakery and tasting room has a contemporary design complete with modern finishings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Patty’s Cakes & Desserts is located in Fullerton (825 W. Commonwealth Ave.) and is currently open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. for takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery.
About Patty’s Cakes & Desserts
In 1985, Patty Gomez, a single mother of three boys, began decorating cakes from her home kitchen. With an eye for design and dedication to the fine details, Patty’s hobby soon blossomed into a career. In 2010, the company opened its first location in Fullerton, California, and has since garnered national acclaim for its gourmet iced-to-order cupcakes, fresh-baked cookies and cake balls, and elegant multi-tiered cakes. For more information, please visit https://pattys-cakes.com.