ButterCream Bakery in Owensboro is a family owned and home-based bakery, with somewhat of a “magical” mission.
Owner Jessica Sorrentino began small and has since grown a successful business sharing her sweet treats locally.
“My children first influenced me to get into baking, I started out making birthday cakes for them, and over time I began taking orders from home for family and friends,” Sorrentino said.
Aside from providing delicious custom cakes and home baked goods, ButterCream Bakery has developed a vision to give back to Owensboro and the surrounding area.
Impacted by an act of kindness from a customer, Sorrentino developed a charitable program known as “The Cake Fairy.” The charity hopes to provide “Bigger smiles, brighter days, and sweeter moments.”
“Initially we started out just providing one free cake a month to a deserving recipient,” Sorrentino said. ”We’ve had such an overwhelming outpouring of support, that we can now provide up to three cakes monthly all because of donations.”
The momentum behind “The Cake Fairy” movement has continued to grow, inspiring multiple nominations from within the community.
“Our first nominee was so overwhelmed and grateful,” Sorrentino said. “She was nominated by her church family, because she was somewhat confined to her home. A surprise cake delivery turned into my husband and I checking the mail for her and sitting down and having a conversation. I knew we had to keep going, I was so humbled by it.”
Inspired and motivated, Sorrentino created a blog specifically highlighting previous recipients who have been gifted cakes from “The Cake Fairy.” This unique aspect makes the program personal by bringing the individual stories of hope to life.
“Everyone loves sweets. The smiles make it worth it,” Sorrentino said. “We also aren’t just providing cakes for Owensboro exclusively, we have delivered surprise cakes to surrounding areas too, most recently in Ohio County,” Sorrentino said.
Jessica Sorrentino hopes to continue on her mission of spreading happiness, making folks feel special and making a difference.
“Sometimes people just need to know they are important, that they matter, that they are needed. That’s why we do what we do,” Sorrentino said.
To nominate a recipient for “The Cake Fairy” program visit https://www.buttercreambakery.us.
The form can also be found here.
Follow the bakery on social media for updates and the latest “sweet moments.”