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A Tiny Bronx Bakery Churns Out Carrot Cakes That Travel the World
By WINNIE HU APRIL 8, 2016
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Betty Campbell-Adams has never made it to China, Nigeria or the Philippines — but her carrot cakes have.
From her storefront bakery in the Bronx, the dense, moist cakes have boarded planes bound for far-flung parts of the world, lugged by faithful customers who swear by them and want their family and friends to do so as well. Every couple of weeks, Ms. Campbell-Adams, who has traveled as far as Greece, hears about another journey. There have been too many to count.
“I’m going to hang up a map and put a pin in everywhere that someone tells me they’re going with my cake,” Ms. Campbell-Adams, 60, said as the sweet scent of sugar, cinnamon and baking carrots wafted through the air.
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Standing in front of the bakery the other day, Ms. Campbell-Adams said she still chokes up when she sees people lining up for her husband’s cake. His portrait hangs on the wall of the bakery. Ms. Campbell-Adams and their two children are carrying on what he started.
Lilka, 31, a marketing manager for a television station, helps run the bakery’s social media accounts. And
Brandon, 28, who grew up delivering cakes with his father, is now the general manager.
“It’s been a part of my life for as far back as I can remember,” he said. “I know he’s happy just looking down and seeing we’re all pitching in.”
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