TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — With the economic uncertainties from the coronavirus, we here at ABC 27 are shining a light on businesses that are doing their part to help out the community while keeping their business open.
Smallcakes in Tallahassee has been open for more than six years and offers over 250 different flavors of cupcakes.
Smallcakes owner Brent Edson has gotten creative, offering a "party box," and an at-home cupcake decorating kit.
They also began something called the ‘Donation Dozen,’ allowing people to pay for a dozen cupcakes to be dropped off at a business, hospital, or organization of their choice.
"TPD, multiple different fire stations, the sheriff's department, Leon County Schools," said Edson. "It was just a way for people to come in and say thank you and allow us to say thank you to our community and those first responders and those that were on the front lines day in and day out, as a way to say thank you to them."
Edson, who was born and raised in Tallahassee, says it's important to give back to his community.
"It's a great place to raise my kids and I wanted to make sure my kids saw that we were as involved in the community as we can," Edson said. "So the Donation Dozen, we started that in March. Prior to that, if we had leftover cupcakes we drop them off at the fire station, TMH or either of the ER's just as a 'thank you'."
Smallcakes Tallahassee has two locations, on Apalachee Parkway and in Killearn, are open for take-out. They have not reopened their dine-in facility, for the safety of staff and customers.
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