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Buffalo based bakery offers sweet idea for businesses currently shutdown

Posted at 4:22 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 19:48:59-04

"Mundy Cakes" on Allen Street has been open through the COVID-19 crisis. But, it hasn’t exactly been a cakewalk for the locally owned bakery.

It’s been a struggle,” owner, Amanda Bernardini said. “All of our events have been canceled, and that’s primarily where our business came from.”

Still, Bernardini knows it is far worse for the countless small businesses currently shutdown under the governor’s pause order.

“As a small business owner, I just know the bills are astronomical.”
That’s why she’s come up with a sweet idea to pay it forward. Bernardini is donating $1 from every sale to a non-essential business that is currently closed due to COVID-19.

“I just feel for them,” she said. “So, I was just thinking of any small way we could give back or make a difference and make their week a little bit better.”

You can nominate a business on the Mundy Cakes Instagram page. The only rule is that the business must be small, locally owned, and non-essential. Each week, a new business will be is chosen at random.

In her first week, Bernardini said she had 69 sales. So, she rounded up to $100 and bought a not-to be-used gift card to Magnolia Beauty Salon.

“I just hope that it brightens somebody’s day. I know it’s not going to pay the bills that month. But, every little bit helps,” Bernardini said.

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