"My mother experimented with the traditional Dominican cake recipe to make it lighter tasting with higher quality ingredients. She would sell slices of her homemade cakes at the supermarket for testing. They were a hit!“
Learn our story below from Rosangela, Angela’s daughter, the current owner and operator of the company and bakery
Where it all started
My parents immigrated from the Dominican Republic and are true entrepreneurs. After several years of hard work and planning, they established two local businesses: a local mini supermarket and a fish market. Since my mother always loved to eat sweets, she decided to take a a few culinary classes in baking. Soon after, she started experimenting with the traditional Dominican cake recipe to make it lighter tasting with higher quality ingredients and selling slices of her homemade cakes at the supermarket for testing. They were a hit!
Soon she was baking decorative cakes for special occasions full time from our home. So 18 years ago, when the demand became too big for our kitchen, we decided to convert our fish market in Brooklyn, New York, into what today is known as the location of Angela’s Bakery.
Where we transitioned into the business we are today
It was always family business, and my brother Euclides and I did whatever we could to support the growth of the bakery. We understood how important it was to make the sacrifices needed to keep the business growing to serve the community. My mother recruited us not only for our support, but also to teach us how to think like business owners by dealing with the challenges head on. And in 2013 my mother Angela decided it was time for us to take over.
What does Angela’s Bakery look like today?
Today we are blessed to share that Angela’s is doing great. Since my mother Angela retired, it has been my brother, my husband and myself managing Angela’s Bakery. We all play different important roles and work as a family team.
What we stand for
“Our mission is to provide easy access to a variety of our traditional Dominican heritage food products of fresh, high-quality ingredients through a positive, fun, and inviting buying experience. I believe that by sharing our delicious recipes from the island of the Dominican Republic, we can allow for a greater connection amongst Latinos and all cultures worldwide.”
— Rosangela, President and CEO of Angela’s Dominican Cake Mix Corporation