Live in Sacramento?  Interested in a LGBTQ Friendly cake?

Live in Sacramento? Interested in a LGBTQ Friendly cake?

The Freeport Bakery in Sacramento, California, like all bakeries on social media, posted a picture of a finished cake. However the response to this cake was unlike any other.

“I will never call you for a cake ever, again, and I am throwing your cards to the garbage,” one customer wrote. Added another: “You can dress up a plastic doll but sorry to burst your bubble. A person’s DNA determines their sex.”

The owner of The Freeport Bakery was shocked at the negative response. Marlene Goetzeler told The Huffington Post “I was really surprised. Honestly, I must be really naive,”

The cake in question is a depiction of a Ken doll wearing a pink dress and jewelry made out of frosting. Many people saw this as a statement that Ken was a member of the transgender community. “I don’t ask people why they’re buying a cake. I don’t say, ‘Are you gay? Are you transgender?’ It’s not something that comes up,” Goetzeler said.

Despite losing social media followers and the negative comments, Goetzeler said she does not plan to change the way she does business. “We’re in the business of spreading joy ― that’s what we do,” she said. “We make cakes that people love, and that’s what we’ll continue to do.”

Hayden’s List approves this message and next time any of our staff are in Sacramento, we’ll be sure to stop by for a cake.

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New on “The List:” Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. in San Diego, CA


The staff at Sweet Cheeks Baking Company are stellar professionals. My fiance’ and I were planning our wedding in California and we checked for recommendations for a bakery. Sweet Cheeks came highly recommended. The staff have been wonderful to work with during the planning process. Elaine and her colleagues have made it a joy to plan a destination wedding to San Diego. I highly recommend Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. for any event, not just an LGBT wedding.

Curious where San Diego is on Hayden’s List? We haven’t come out there yet! Raise your voices by submitting reviews and let’s help San Diego “come out”!

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Hot on “The List”: Second review for Sushi Roku of Pasadena, California

My husband and I always find our way to Sushi Roku and continue to feel like family in their restaurant. The manager, Justin, respects our family and always makes us feel so welcome. We never leave without a free delivery to the table of a fun drink or desert. I highly recommend this restaurant not only for the great atmosphere and sushi but the warm and welcoming staff. Also, they have an incredible happy hour menu every night of the week.

Want to learn more about this hot spot in Pasadena? Check them out here.

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