(Columbia, SC) – From wedding cakes to birthdays, graduations, baby showers, and personalized sweet treats, the family that has owned and operated several bakeries including the current Cakes LaMo’r on North Main Street in Columbia will be turning off their ovens indefinitely following a closing day event on Sunday, September 24th.
In the early 1990’s, Rosa and Vessel Wilson founded a small bakery business from their small mobile home and Rosa affectionately became known as ‘The Cake Lady In The Country With The Cakes Squares!’ In 2001 the Wilsons officially became ‘Sweet Temptations Bakery of Hopkins,’ and in 2011 moved to a brick-and-mortar location in downtown Columbia. Years later the family re-emerged in 2019 as ‘Cakes LaMo’r Bakery;’ the place where “nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven!” Over the years, the Wilson’s bakery developed dedicated clientele expanding across the Midlands and beyond state lines, including thousands of followers on social media. Customers who have heard of the bakery’s closing are already feeling a void.
After long and prayerful consideration, we’ve had to make the unfortunate decision to close our doors. Simply put, it’s very difficult for small businesses to sustain and maintain in a market where customer flow fluctuates. Busy seasons are great, but slow seasons can be extremely tough. Food and supply inflation also play a major part, so when the numbers don’t make sense, we have to do what makes sense.LaMar Wilson, owner of Cakes LaMo’r