Bakery In California Is Selling ‘Quarantine Cakes’ With Messages Like ‘Don’t Touch Your Face’

Now that people are canceling their weddings or putting their usual celebrations on hold, this brilliant idea will allow Butter& to remain in business.

The food industry has been severely affected by the coronavirus outbreak. At a time like this, no one is really looking to go out to eat. People are rightfully nervous about the prospect of potentially catching the coronavirus from an otherwise well-meaning food service employee. There are too many people who are serving as unwitting vectors for the virus.

These realities have forced a wide range of restaurants to make some very tough choices. They are being asked to shut down by their towns and cities so that they can do their part when it comes to mitigating the spread. Some restaurants are doing their part to keep their doors open by making the conversion to delivery only, and those who are still forced to go to work each day are grateful.

Butter& has found an awesome solution that is allowing them to continue to drum up sales in the meantime. Quarantine Cakes are now available and PEOPLE magazine was the first to break the story. These cakes are perfect for quarantine because they are designed to serve a very small group. They are made for one person to enjoy alone but can be shared with your significant other (or roommate).

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We are continually floored by your support and generosity. This virus is ugly but I have seen so much humanity and kindness the past couple days. “Pretend You’re an Introvert” is even more true in light of SF’s lockdown. We’re still making these quarantine cakes and we’ll keep spreading CDC-approved messaging around the city as long as it’s allowed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for keeping us going ❤️ #butterand #quarantinecakes

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Those who wish to send out some love during the social distancing era can also obtain one of these cakes. We cannot lie to you: these cakes look absolutely scrumptious. We would love to take home two or three, to be honest.

After all, the news says that we need to be stockpiling all of the essentials during these challenging times. You also get to customize your cake in any manner that you see fit.

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WE WILL REMAIN OPEN to serve our community in light of the mayor’s recent statement that food business can keep running pickup and delivery services. 🎂 🚗 We’ll continue to monitor and adhere to what the authorities recommend. We are in the business of love and joy — we all need it more than ever these days!!! . To our clients, thank you for supporting us and showing love by way of quarantine cakes in these strange times. A lot of folks in the food industry are fighting hard to survive, and they are being more creative than ever. @7x7bayarea has created a list of a few who are pivoting their offerings to meet the times. Don’t forget to support your favorite restaurants via pickup or delivery if they offer it. Be wise and be kind. . To our fellow cake makers, many have been asking, and YES! PLEASE feel free to offer quarantine cakes in your communities if it’s allowed! They have been a huge help in keeping us running and we hope they can help you, too. . To our fellow small business friends, please tag us in any posts about how you’re adapting and creating value for your community right now. I will share to our amazing followers in the hopes they show up for you, too. If you’re shut down as a food business, folks are working on petitions for relief, and looking for more signatures. Comment below and I’ll follow up. ❤️ #butterand #quarantinecakes

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For example, you can take home a cake that encourages you to remember to wash your hands. If you need to be reminded not to touch your face too often, these cakes are here to help.

This California bakery typically creates cakes for more joyous occasions, but they are looking to use the quarantine snacks as a means of keeping their doors open during the viral outbreak.

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If you’re wondering how you can support a small local business during this scary time AND put some love into the world, SEND SOMEONE A BUTTER& QUARANTINE CAKE. And share about it on IG. ❤️ To keep our business running, we’re doing something new: smaller, more affordable cakes that are perfect for 1-2 people. People can send them to each other, even if they can’t eat them together. In times of social isolation and fear, it’s human connection, acts of love, and comfort food that will get us through it. And listening to what the CDC says. We’re providing complimentary advice from the CDC on top of these cakes as a public service: “Wash Your Hands”, “Don’t Touch Your Face”, “Pretend You’re an Introvert”. Stay safe, fam! We’re all in this together! #butterand #quarantinecakes . For those looking for a longer read and some #realtalk, scroll on. This is from our google doc titled Project #Coronoyadont (lol) spelling out our plan on how to survive COVID-19. . THE CURRENT SITUATION — This virus is very bad for business as people stop gathering. Revenue is down 65% and we have 1.5 months of runway before we close permanently (other businesses have as little as 3 weeks). The only way we survive is by creating value for our clients in a new way for the current day. Establishments like @lordstanley_sf offering their Michelin starred meals for pickup are so inspiring. Birthdays are still happening! And everyone still needs joy, love, and connection — even if it’s in a smaller setting. . THE GOALS — Remember who this business serves: the team that drives it, and the clients who power it. Cutting hours is the last resort. Lower variable costs where possible (except for salaries) and create new value for clients. Encourage responsible consumer behavior. It’s our civic duty to slow the spread. . THE SOLUTION — Small-serving Quarantine Cakes that friends and loved ones can send to each other, even if they can’t be together. Parties are being canceled, but celebrations are still happening in smaller groups. Butter& has never tried to serve these occasions, since our niche was milestone (weddings, 50th birthdays). But this is where our clients are and we’ll meet them there.

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Now that people are canceling their weddings or putting their usual celebrations on hold, this brilliant idea will allow Butter& to remain in business. Yes, these cakes can be shared with your friends and loved ones if it’s allowed in your community. This sounds like a classic win/win proposition to us.