In spring 2010, four Wake Forest juniors – Chris Class, Stacey Graf, Matt Kaden, and Dave Motta – envisioned a new business venture to be a part of the University’s entrepreneurship program. Their creation: Campus Cakes, a cake-delivery service that allows parents to say “thinking of you” to their Wake Forest student without showing up at their dorm room door.
We spoke with the now-seniors in October 2010 to talk about the progress of Campus Cakes and what Wake Forest parents and students should know.
So what is CampusCakes exactly?
Campus Cakes is the perfect way for parents to send food to their student without having to worry about shipping, finding their address, or making sure the student actually received it. We eliminate the stress and drop off baked goods right at their doors – literally.
What makes us even more unique is that we teamed-up with Dewey’s Bakery, which is famous in the Winston-Salem area and makes arguably the best baked goods in Winston.
How does it work?
What we do is take an order from a parent, guardian, grandparent, sibling, or friend and relay it to Dewey’s. We prefer a couple days notice, but we are very happy to do last minute deliveries, and then we go to Dewey’s, pick up the orders, and drop them off at their dorm.
It’s easier if the parent leaves their student’s phone number so that we can warn them we’re coming, but if you would rather it be a surprise, we are all for it!
How do parents place an order?
You can place orders via our website.
What if parents don’t know their child’s dorm room?
Not a problem! That’s what’s great about being Wake Forest students ourselves, because we have access to look that up through the school’s internal directory.
What if a student is interested in working with you?
We welcome all those who are interested, especially since we are seniors and are looking for people to pass Campus Cakes down to. For more information about this, please contact us at email@example.com.
Anything else parents should know?
Our recommendations are to try the Pink Lemonade cake when its available again in the spring; it’s one of our favorites!
We’re having a great time with this and it’s an incredible learning experience for all of us. We look forward to serving you and your students this year and, hopefully, in the years to come this service will be more comprehensive.
By Betsy Chapman
Office of Parent Programs