TROY — It’s part chemistry and part art. That’s the secret to baking, decorating and enjoying beautiful cakes from The Cakery according to owner, Tom Kennedy. Troy Rotarians hosted Kennedy, and cake decorator, Megan Snyder, at the club’s weekly meeting on July 12.
Located at 1875 W. Main St., Troy, the store opened its doors in 2013 as the first expansion of the business that has been a feature in Dayton for more than 20 years. The cakes offered are made from a mix that is assembled and baked on site. The key step is to freeze the cake after it’s baked to help it retain moisture content better. Cakes are baked up to three days in advance of delivery to an event or sale in the store.
Snyder is one of Kennedy’s decorators in the Troy location. She is an artist by training and self-taught with icing and decorating bags. She showed Rotarians how to do several types of flowers, edging and writing on a sample cake, resulting in a beautiful finished product. The Cakery sells cakes, cookies, cupcakes, pastries, fudge, brownies and other treats for weddings, birthdays, graduations and other special events. To learn more, visit www.cakeryofdayton.com.
Troy Rotarians and the Troy Rotary Foundation support several community projects annually. During the 2015-16 Rotary year, more than $23,000 in scholarships and community aid was distributed from the fund, including support for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program, Rotary’s annual Shoe Project, academic and community service scholarships, and sponsorships to summer camps at Brukner Nature Center and WACO Air Museum. The Troy Rotary Club is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally. Follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club.
To learn more about Rotary and membership, please visit www.troyohiorotary.org.