About Kearsarge Cakes
My name is Samantha Cleveland and amongst other things, I bake cakes ... and cupcakes.
After several years of hustling cakes at our local school's cake walk fundraisers where the kids were so fired-up over winning a cake, or as many cakes as they could possibly score (seriously... some kids have to be shut off!); being the cake-baker for family and friends as we celebrated life's special moments; hosting classroom celebrations ... and just being a gal who loves cake, the pressure was on from "my fans" to start a cake business. So here we have it, Kearsarge Cakes.
Kearsarge Cakes is a very small local business, where beautiful, delicious and all-natural, truly HOMEmade, tasty cakes and cupcakes are whipped up in a residential kitchen by me, Samantha Cleveland. Although there are other bakeries in the Kearsarge / Lake Sunapee Region, as well as elsewhere in New Hampshire, that surely offer some great goods, Kearsarge Cakes offers something a little different for cake lovers, something you don't necessarily get from a commercial business. It's authentically homemade, and the sole intention of each cake and cupcake is to be "Oh My..." delicious and perfect for your occasion.
Because there really is something about cake. Would you agree? Isn't there something about cake that just vibrates joy? Makes you feel good? Lets you know, in that moment that it is presented... or in that first bite, that life can be...is...good? Maybe you're celebrating with family or friends, the people you love, or perhaps you're stealing a moment to yourself and creating an experience just by sinking your teeth into it. Although it is true that cake, in-and-of itself, really isn't all that important, the right cake, at the right moment, provides a sort of respite from world. You know, that tiny little space where you forget your troubles... forget the stress... forget the diet. Enjoy the moment. Just eat the cake. It's like nourishment for the soul.
Yes. There is something about cake.
But don't get me wrong. Not every cake is like that. There are what have become the "traditional" store-bought cakes that you pick up from the grocery store in those last minute, "Oh crap...I forgot to get a cake!" moments. And with all due to respect to cake, those may suffice, but they certainly do not deliver the vibrations of joy and love the kind of cakes I'm talking about do. And if you're passionate about those cookie-cutter, perfectly-artificial, mass-produced, electric-blue, tried-and-true- "this will do" kind of cake, then you're probably on the wrong site. Either that, or it is high time you realize you deserve something better. A better kind of cake, my friend!
Am I raising your expectations too high? Please... don't let that happen. A "pressured" cake is not the same as a cake ordered, delivered, presented and enjoyed out of sheer joy.
After all, cake is just cake.
And these cakes, along with any other from-the-heart goodies, are intended only to enhance the moments in which you desire them for. They are to add an additional vibration of joy. That is what makes them special. Not only are they little bundles of tastiness, but they are packed with the intention of goodness, joy, love and celebration. I can make them good...but only you, whether you be the recipient or the presenter, can make them magnificent.
Alas... here is to creating life's greatest moments... ENJOY!