[Spotlight] The Triad’s Best Bakery- For Goodness Cake
The Triad has spoken, and the Best Bakery award goes to For Goodness Cake.
Taylor Inman, 28, is the owner, baker, and decorator of the bakery that is ran from her home in Randleman, North Carolina. Inman said she also gets help from her husband, Matt, the assistant baker and delivery driver, who also helps set up for weddings.
“He’s also the encouragement and motivation during design fails lol,” Inman wrote in an email. “We are so honored to have been named Triad’s Best just within our first two years in business, and we can’t wait to see what cake idea challenges our customers have for us in the future.”
Inman said the bakery “just kind of happened” and originally started out as a dog treat company.
“A lot of people really wanted dog cakes- like birthday cakes,” she said. “So then it just kind of swapped over to people cakes.”
The name “For Goodness Cake” comes from Inman’s desire for a business with a “punny” name.
Inman said her menu ranges from macarons, cookies, cake pops to, of course, cakes for all occasions. Inman said she also still takes orders for dog birthday cakes.
Inman’s family is from Louisiana, and she said there is a “huge culinary scene” throughout the state. When she was passed down her grandmother’s cookbooks, she knew she was destined for the culinary field.
“My grandparents bought me a chef jacket when I graduated high school,” she said.
Inman enrolled in the culinary program at Guilford Technical Community College. She said that even though GTCC packed “a lot in a small amount of time,” she did not finish the program. Inman said GTCC’s program was “more restaurant-based,” which she was not interested in getting in to. Inman said after, she hopped on Youtube, bought some box cake mix and went for it. Now, Inman has developed all scratch-made recipes from cakes to making pure vanilla.
“My favorite part of the job is to decorate,” Inman said. “If I could hire a baker, I would totally do that.”
Inman said her favorite challenge is to bake macarons because they are “really tricky.” She said the more “unique, or over-the-top” orders, the better because she enjoys the challenge.
Inman said prices depend on custom orders and she has baked items for sale as low as $2. There is a $50 base cost for custom orders and the prices go up “depending on how crazy of a design they want.” She said typically, the cost per serving is $3 to $5.
For more information, visit For Goodness Cake’s website www.forgoodnesscakenc.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To schedule a console, Inman said to email, Facebook message her or call her at (336) 685-1476.