Hi there, and welcome to Cakeable Charlotte! We offer baking classes and job skills training for students who have different abilities. We believe that every person has inherent value and potential, and we’re creating a place where everyone has the opportunity to contribute with purpose.
Seventy to eighty percent of people who live with intellectual and developmental disabilities are unemployed or underemployed. Baking skills are employable skills, and Cakeable’s mission is to build bridges across the employment gap in Charlotte. We envision Charlotte as a community which wholeheartedly embraces the multiple benefits of including persons of all abilities in every arena of life.
In 2019, Cakeable Charlotte received recognition as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. In October 2020, Cakeable Charlotte started teaching and baking in the Sweet Spot Kitchen in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Charlotte. We’re excited to offer our students the opportunity to learn, bake, and create in this amazing, inclusive environment.
Our classes are funded through donations and revenue from our sales at the Kings Drive Farmers Market, bake sales, and pop-up sales where our students practice customer service skills.
Please visit us on Saturdays during market season (April – October) at the Kings Drive Market.
Here’s our current market menu:
Please follow our Facebook page to see the latest about when and where you can find our delicious baked goods!