It's been just over a year since Nothing Bundt Cakes opened at 4619 Forest Drive in the Cardinal Crossing shopping center. Owner Kandi Bubonic and her staff will soon be celebrating the store's first "birthday" with three days of giveaways, benefiting customers and one local nonprofit organization.
According to Bubonic, the celebration will begin Thursday, Jan. 29, with a spin-to-win event. Anyone 18 or older can spin the wheel in-store to win free cake, prizes, retail giveaways or what Bubonic calls the most important giveaway: the chance to win free bundtlets for a year.
Friday's festivities will promote local nonprofit Epworth Children's Home. "That's the day that's really near and dear to my heart," Bubonic said. "We're going to be giving 20% of all our sales to Epworth Friday." The organization serves children in need by providing education, counseling, medical care and spiritual enrichment. "This opportunity gives us the chance to really give more, and really be able to support them," she said.
The "grand finale" of the birthday celebration will be held Saturday. "We figure what's the best way to celebrate a birthday, but to give everybody a birthday cake," said Bubonic. Everyone who comes in the store will receive a free "confetti bundtlet" with purchase.
Nothing Bundt Cakes specializes in four different bundt cake sizes ranging from full-size to bite-size "bundtinis" that can be purchased by the dozen. Nine flavors are offered including red velvet, pecan praline, white chocolate raspberry, lemon, and one rotating seasonal flavor. All come topped with a butter cream cheese frosting.
Bubonic credits the store's success over the past year to her loyal customers. "We have an amazing community in Columbia and Forest Acres. It really made it something for us to be proud of, hitting that milestone," she said.
Additional information including the full list of flavors and how to place an online order can be found on the store's website.