Good Cake Bakery
Good Cake Bakery is the result of more than 30 years of combined baking experience by co-owners Jay Burton and Edgar Contreras (pictured). Edgar comes from a long line of bakers. His father and grandfather were both bakers and he got his start at a young age in his grandfather’s panadería/pastelería in his home state of Michoacán, Mexico. Jay began her baking career 13 years ago at the now-closed La Montana Market in Aloha, initially filling in when their head baker unexpectedly quit. Through hard work and hours spent teaching herself the ins and outs of baking, Jay became the market’s lead cake baker.
With plenty of experience under their belts, Jay and Edgar decided to break out and start a bakery/panadería of their own. Opening in downtown Tigard in May 2018, Good Cake offers both traditional Mexican bread and pastries alongside a menu of Edgar and Jay’s unique desert creations. In addition to providing tasty treats to the community, Jay and Edgar are also helping train the next generation of bakers by hiring Tigard high school students as interns. This connection to the community plays a big part in why Jay and Edgar have been happy doing business in Tigard so far.
Forced to close due to COVID-19, Good Cake Bakery has transitioned to delivery service. With greatly reduced income, Good Cake was awarded a $1,500 grant to assist with operating expenses. “When we were looking for a location for our new bakery, we initially decided to open in Tigard in order to fill a niche in the local marketplace,” says Jay. “What we quickly found is that there is a real sense of pride and community in Tigard. We love how eager people here are to shop local and support local businesses!”
To learn more about Good Cake Bakery, visit https://good-cake-bakery.business.site.