The names alone are enough to make your mouth water. Brown Sugar Vanilla Rum Cake. Black Cherry Bourbon Cake. Apple Martini Cake.
And soon, it’ll be even easier to get your hands on one of Chez Moi’s tasty spirit cakes. The bakery, started by Rhonda Jones in 2005, is launching its own food truck with the help of a Kickstarter campaign.
Currently, the cakes are available through Chez Moi’s website, and are sold at both Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse and Southern Season. Rhonda hopes hitting the road will help the home-based business reach a wider market and give her more opportunities to interact with the people who love her desserts.
“Connecting with my customers is the best part of having the bakery,” Rhonda says. “I love to see them take the first bite and enjoy hearing them talk about their Chez Moi experience.”
After attending a rum-tasting on a cruise to the Cayman Islands, Rhonda was inspired to try her hand at making spirit cakes. With encouragement from friends and family, Chez Moi—French for “my place”—was born. Durham, Rhonda found, was the perfect place to begin her business.
“I married Durham—the city that values the good ideas of its citizens. I’m committed to the city, and I’m thrilled to be one of its ‘serving stations with wheels,’” Rhonda says. “But now that I have the truck, I’ll be able to go on excursions to other places.”
Although the items on the menu will rotate, the food truck will serve vodka, bourbon and tequila cakes, along with its signature rum cakes. A few of the flavors will also be offered as ice cream sandwiches. The launch is set for this Saturday at 5:30pm outside Fullsteam Brewery. Let us eat cake!