2020: The Year of the Quarantine Birthdays

Two years ago, during the (first) peak of the COVID quarantines, our bakery doors were closed and we had no idea if or when we would ever be able to reopen them. We, along with everyone in the world, were scared and just trying to make it through that next day, worried about who might be next to get sick. We, as a family business, also experienced the intense isolation when our son was not able to celebrate his 5th birthday with friends and family. But we were not alone, we also heard and saw from others who's lives had been so disrupted.


During those very trying times, we hatched a plan to bring a glimmer of normalcy and celebration directly to our neighbor's doorsteps. Over the course of 3 weeks, via social media, email, news articles, WHIO radio interviews, magazine articles, and even a shout-out from nationally syndicated radio host Clark Howard, we collected names, addresses, and flavor requests for local individuals who had March and April Birthdays. Two years ago, on April 18th and 19th, we spent a combined 34 hours across 3 cars hand delivering nearly 500 free birthday cupcakes to our neighbors who weren't able to celebrate with friends and loved ones! These cupcakes went to the young (first birthdays) and the old (95th birthday), those who were essential workers and those who were stuck at home. We delivered cupcakes to Bellbrook, Xenia, Centerville, Riverside, Kettering, Beavercreek, Waynesville, and everywhere in between.


Along with the cupcakes, we delivered custom Birthday cards to make it feel even more like a real party. In part, these cards read,

"We know that birthdays have been overshadowed by COVID-19 quarantines and social distancing so we wanted to find a way to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Even if you haven't been able to celebrate the way you envisioned, we wanted to give you a little present to celebrate your special day. It's our way of spreading a little bit of happiness during these unpredictable times."

This was one of the most rewarding professional endeavors we have ever been a part of and we continue to be humbled by the impact we were able to have during those very troubling times. If we were able to provide a glimmer of celebration during those days, please give us a like and a shout-out. We hope you all have had a much more social birthday compared to 2020.


 

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Simply Decadent is a premier dessert bakery located in Bellbrook, Ohio. Founded in 2017 by three amazing women, Simply Decadent has established itself as a destination for fresh baked, great tasting, beautiful desserts that are customized to the client. While any dessert is within reach, Simply Decadent focuses on Birthday cakes, Wedding cakes, Special Occasion Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies, and various Dessert Bars! Combining personalized service with years of experience, the owners of Simply Decadent treat your special events like their own. To learn more about owners Jackie, Adonica, and Debby, and the history of Simply Decadent, click here.


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