On October 14, Patty’s Cakes & Desserts will celebrate 35 years in business and ten years at its Fullerton, California location. As part of the celebration, the bakery has announced the addition of gluten-free and vegan cupcakes to its menu.

Among the cupcakes available at Patty’s Cakes & Desserts are new flavors like Very Berry Strawberry, Snickerdoodle, Blueberry Pancake, S’mores and Chocolate Caramel Salty. There are nearly 100 flavors of iced-to-order cupcakes available daily, one of the largest and most comprehensive cupcake menus in the country.

In 1985, Patty Gomez started her business from her home kitchen. She has since turned her home-spun hobby into one of Orange County's most established and respected bakeries. Her expertise has earned her bakery national recognition as a nine-time recipient for both The Knot’s Best of Weddings Award (2012-2020) and WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award (2012-2020). With the help of her son Philip Gomez, Patty opened her brick-and-mortar location in Fullerton in 2010.

“It’s amazing to look back and see how far this company has come in 35 years,” says Patty Gomez. “I’m so grateful for our growing community who’s supported us through this journey and has trusted us to make their celebrations special.”

The bakery has also launched its own delivery fleet in response to a 350% increase in delivery requests due to the stay-at-home order brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

“Before COVID-19 hit, we averaged 100 delivery orders each month, now we average 350,” says Philip Gomez. “We previously relied on a third-party delivery company, but with the uncertainty of California’s gig-economy and our desire to provide top-notch customer service, I knew I had to act quickly and create a direct-to-consumer solution to maintain the increase in business.”

In May, Philip launched his own delivery fleet and built a fully integrated ordering system, which provides customers with up-to-the-minute notifications on the status of their deliveries. This has allowed Patty’s Cakes & Desserts to expand its delivery radius from 12 to 23 miles and increase revenue.