Introducing: Frank Vilt's Cakes
10/06/2017 04:15PM ● Published by Style
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
We’re a bakery that prepares everything as fresh as possible. We specialize in wedding cakes and gourmet cupcakes, but also make cannolis, cake pops, brownies and French pastries. It started as a small side venture that I did out of my house, but since being voted “Best Wedding Cakes” on the Sacramento A-List my first year, it took off.
What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience?
My first job was at a local country French restaurant, Zachary Jacques. I started out as a dishwasher and moved up to doing pastries and desserts. I learned so much from the experience—mainly my love for the restaurant and bakery industry.
How are you involved with both the community and your customer?
I love being able to help out our community and have donated my time and product to many charities and groups such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, the local chamber of commerce, the Rotary Club, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and MORE, among others. I’m always happy to help out, and I love being able to make people happy with my baking. Food really does bring people together.
What’s your hidden talent?
I can whistle really loud.
What’s your biggest job perk?
Eating and smelling fresh treats as soon as they come out of the oven. The smell of fresh baked goods gets me every time.
Where do you and your family go locally to have fun?
We love going to the river and lake and are so lucky to live where we do. Our favorite spot is a swimming hole just past Kyburz.