CakeSafe® is a family owned and operated business in Wakefield, Rhode Island. Owners Juli and Scott met in 1983 when Juli moved to RI to attend Johnson & Wales Culinary Institute. They discovered a shared love for Rhode Island, life on the water, and along the way, a passion for using their talents to create. Juli opened a successful wedding cake business over 28 years ago and in the early stages she realized that moving a large wedding cake can be extremely stressful! Scott came up with the idea for the original CakeSafe and built the first one in 1989. They are still using CakeSafes to move all the cakes Juli makes for shows all over the country. Since Juli began using CakeSafes she has not had a single damaged cake due to transport.
Juli & Scott first marketed the CakeSafe in 2009, and the experiences they've had with the community and customers is definitely a big part of the CakeSafe story now. They've had an overwhelmingly positive response from the baking and decorating industry, far surpassing anything they could have imagined! The CakeSafe is now sold all over the world, and they have come up with several more inventive ways to improve the lives and working environments of bakers and decorators everywhere.
Thank you to all of the CakeSafe customers for your support. CakeSafe's success is measured by our customers' success!
The CakeSafe Crew
Juli grew up in New York City and California. She attended the State University of New York at New Paltz in the Fine Arts Program for gold and silversmithing. She then moved to Rhode Island to attend the Johnson and Wales Culinary School, fell in love, and never left. She started her own wedding cake business, The Grand Finale, and ran it successfully for over 28 years. Juli now works solely for CakeSafe - she is the Graphic Designer, Product Demonstrator, and a Customer Support Specialist. Juli loves making everyone in the office laugh so hard they can't breathe.
Scott grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts and summered in Saunderstown RI. He graduated from the Tufts program in Biomedical Engineering. He always loved Rhode Island, especially the people, so he moved there in the 1980's. Scott worked as an engineer for a large company for 16 years before starting the CakeSafe business. He is the genius inventor behind all of CakeSafe's products. Juli tells him the problems bakers face and Scott finds a way to invent something to fix it. Scott has written millions of lines of computer code (in between nap times) to create and produce all the wonderful products we sell.
Dani has three degrees: one in Management, one in Accounting, and another in Pastry Arts. She attended both Central Connecticut State Univeristy and Johnson & Wales University. Dani started working for CakeSafe in October of 2015. She handles all administrative duties from inventory to customer service to business operations. Dani's favorite thing about working for CakeSafe is the fact that she can utilize all of her degrees - it's a rare job that you can combine the industries of baking and business! Another favorite aspect of the job is getting to spend time with the office mascots; dogs Boo and Sophie, and cat Tiggy.
Rachel has a degree in Textiles with a minor in Business from The University of Rhode Island and ran her own very successful company for 10 years located in Newport, RI. She started working for CakeSafe in November of 2015. Rachel handles all of CakeSafe's Social Media, as well as helping out with Customer Service, and Order Processing. She feels very lucky to be working for a company that is so loved by it's customer base. Rachel's favorite part of the job is eating all the leftover cake after demonstrations.
Patrick grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island and attended Johnson & Wales University. Before joining CakeSafe, he ran his own E-Commerce business for 17 years. He started working for CakeSafe in August of 2016. Patrick is the Exectuive Shipper and Production Assistant. He likes that every day at CakeSafe is something new, something different. He hates when Social Media Manager Rachel tries to take pictures of him.
Dave grew up in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. He currently attends The University of Rhode Island, majoring in Environmental Science. Dave is an eagle scout, and continues to be an avid outdoorsman. He has worked for CakeSafe since September of 2012 and is the company's Production Manager (and Professional Where's Waldo lookalike). Dave's favorite thing about working for CakeSafe is mandatory company pool days.
Marina grew up in Narragansett, Rhode Island. She currently attends The University of Rhode Island majoring in Supply Chain Management. Marina loves building anything, she recently built an 11' rowboat. She has been working for CakeSafe in the Production Department since May of 2017. She is the whiz of CAD (Computer Aided Design). Marina's favorite thing about CakeSafe is the tight-knit family environment.
Ted grew up in Warwick, RI. He currently attends Bishop Hendricken High School. Ted loves to play golf and is on the Golf Team in school. He also is an avid skiier. Ted has been working for CakeSafe since July of 2017 in the production department. He builds the fan boxes for Spray Booths. Ted's favorite things about working for CakeSafe are the office dogs - Boo and Sophie.
A Note from Scott and Juli
We just want to say a heartfelt thank you to our wonderful employees, without which we would never be able to grow and provide the kind of products and service our customers have come to enjoy and expect from our little company! The prior knowledge and experience each of them has brought to CakeSafe has helped make us what we are. Each and every one shows up everyday with a willingness and a commitment to make us and our customers as successful as possible. We are truly blessed to have this team working with us! We also have a really good time together and without laughter, hard work is just... well... hard! Thank you Rachel, Dani, Dave, and Patrick!!
- Miles traveled with cakes in CakeSafes since we started CakeSafe LLC 7 years ago: 42,759 (12,803 driving & 29,956 flying!)
- To make all the COOL stuff we sell, Scott has written over 3 million lines of computer code. It takes 1,326,687 lines of code to manufacture all the products on our website to make your baking and decorating life easier.
- During the 28 years Juli has had her baking business The Grand Finale, she has cranked out 1,500 wedding cakes, all which were moved in CakeSafes.
- Juli did have one cake-tastrophy - She removed a three tiered wedding cake from the CakeSafe and tripped on the front steps of the venue, promptly dumping the whole cake at the entrance to the Country Club. Note to self: NEVER remove the cake from the CakeSafe until you are INSIDE the venue near the cake table!
- Scott and Juli renovated two houses, three boats, and built our own home where they raised three great kids (especially now that they’re older and out of the house!), and numerous cats, dogs, and small animals.
- Speaking of boats, they hope to sail around the world someday - and their passion for CakeSafe and the amazing customers are getting them a little closer to that dream – so, many Thanks!!