COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – After nearly thirty years in business, a family-owned bakery will close its doors Sunday.
The Wilson family has been in the bakery business for decades, and now part of their “sweet journey” is coming to an end.
Cakes LaMo’r Bakery on North Main Street began in the early 1990s when family matriarch Rosa Wilson started “Sweet Temptations Bakery” out of their mobile home in Hopkins, South Carolina.
In 2011, the bakery moved to downtown Columbia Main Street under the same name, and in 2019 was renamed Cakes LaMo’r.
Daughter of Rosa and Vessel Wilson and master cake decorator, Kristi Wilson says she has loved working with the family over the years.
“Family is everything. They’re that support, that comfort. Just everything in one. Your cousins. They might be your aunt, but they’re also your friends. So that’s what I can say, I love my family,” says Kristi Wilson.
Rosa and Vessel’s son and owner LaMar Wilson says they made the difficult decision to close due to inflation and customer flow — but they will continue to serve business partners in the area and as far as Mississippi.
“This is hard. It’s very hard, it’s been a very hard decision. There’s been a lot of blood, sweat and tears, a lot of prayers, so it’s very hard to see the hard work my parents have put in over the years,” says LaMar Wilson.
The siblings believe their business has never been just about the Wilson family.
“One thing I’m proud of is that we’ve always said we’re not just a bakery, we’re a ministry in the community. So to see that we have to have this opportunity again right now is very difficult because it’s not just about us, it’s about the people that we serve,” says LaMar Wilson.
While the family isn’t sure what’s next, they’re asking people to keep following them on social media for updates and possible pop-up stores and holiday orders.
“I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I’m thankful that I have a family that really, truly, truly loves each other,” says LaMar Wilson.
Cakes LaMo’r will be open on Friday, September 22nd from 10:00am to 5:30pm and Sunday, September 24th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for their “Sunday Bun-day Finale” with lots of their “Cinna-LaMo ‘r” buns.
“Our cinnamon rolls are to die for. So if you haven’t had them yet, come get them before we close the doors for the last time. We will have our original buns with and without raisins. We have our biskoff bun, strawberry shortbread. But we’ll be here at 5708 North Main Street Cakes LaMo’r Bakery from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., so as we head out, we just want to say, ‘Keep loving each other and be blessed,'” says LaMar Wilson. .
You can follow the bakery on Instagram at cakeslamorbakery or go to cakeslamorbakery.com.