After more than a decade in business and countless cakes later, Erika Oldham of Chic Sugars could finally be resting. The self-taught pastry chef has worked tirelessly to take her customers’ ideas and bring them to life as jaw-droppingly realistic, gravity-defying cake creations. Business for her Fort Lee, New Jersey, cake shop hasn’t slowed down during the pandemic. In fact, her customers’ dedication to supporting the shop’s endeavors is one of the things Oldham enjoys most about entrepreneurship. To read more, click here.
Historically in Black culture, food has been used as a way to pass down generational stories, family history, and of course, recipes. I recall watching my grandmother in the kitchen many times over the years—whenever she cooked, she’d share a story about her grandparents who were former slaves, and with every story came a recipe. To read more, click here.
Erika Oldham, Founder and Cakestress of Chic Sugars had the opportunity to interview with Marysol Castro from PIX11 News to talk about all things involving cake, cookies, coffee (and did we mention custom cakes?) To view the interview, click here.
The EIC of Art is Alive curated a special Holiday Gift Guide, which are all affordable products and authentically original. The best benefit to each and every entity is that they are ALL small business owners. In a time of such economic uneasiness, we need to support as many of these entrepreneurs as is affordable. To read more, click here.
Since this year is going to be like no other year, why not gift your loved ones, colleagues, friends, neighbors, business associates and teachers who are not in your bubble with scrumptious food? It's delicious — and, not to be overlooked, safe. To read more, click here.
The Today Show host Jenna Bush Hager hosted a group of deserving children from the Center for Urban Community Services to visit the Lego Store in Manhattan for a heartwarming birthday party surprise, which were filled with donated presents and birthday cakes for each child provided by Chic Sugars.