When you step into Àvia Cakes, the aromas of caramel and red-velvet cake emanating from the ovens represent more than a sweet ending to an upcoming celebration. For owner Telashay Swope-Farr, they are reminders of dessert recipes and a passion for baking that have been handed down through generations of women in her family. She named the company after her grandmother, and hopes to invoke customers' own happy childhood memories with her homemade delicacies.
You can find an assortment of her 18 cake flavors at the Fondy Farmers Market, including unusual varieties such as Mountain Dew or 7-Up. In addition to peach cobbler and cheesecake cookies, Swope-Farr designs personalized cakes for birthday parties or soft-filling pies ideal for celebrating a graduation from clown college.