A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children….(Proverbs 13:22 NIV)
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Gail Eaves is the beloved mastermind behind the startup of Homecoming Pound Cakes, her home-based bakery whose longstanding mission, according to this accomplished businesswoman is:
“Each Homecoming Pound Cake that I bake for you is the best pound cake that I have ever baked,” Eaves emphasized.
While Eaves undoubtedly is the face of her progressive and thriving baking venture, the time has come that she pass the reigns over to her youngest daughter, Paige Price.
Price has been working fervently behind the scenes for the past two years and, as her mother tells it, she has been nothing short of amazing.
That’s because Price is responsible for having come up with all of the flavored pound cakes, even when Eaves admittedly wanted to keep things plain and simple.
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“So while integrating Paige’s concepts, we have branched out beyond plain and simple,” Eaves told Making Headline News this week.
As Eaves acknowledged, her daughter has undergone what she appropriately deems Homecoming Pound Cakes’ 12-month Intensive Training Programs during which she had become thoroughly acclimated on how to become well-rounded with her craft and, most importantly, how to strategically set herself apart from others in a similar line of work.
“(She had been baking) for the past two years,” Eaves said of Price. “I’m excited and pleased to say that she now has full control of the business.”
By and large, positioning her daughter to ultimately assume the CEO role of the family’s baking business had been in the works for some time, Eaves said. That way, she could shift her focus more on overseeing the day-to-day operations of professional counseling endeavor.
After a morning of hanging out in the kitchen with my mother, watching her create a masterpiece while my father was in the vegetable garden, I became interested in the whole foundation of the pound cake process. Going forward, I started baking a pound cake every Friday night during my adolescent years, using my mother’s recipe. — Homecoming Pound Cakes CEO Gail Eaves
A native of Reidsville, North Carolina, Eaves, 62, is a credible licensed professional counselor for Brookdell & Beck Counseling Services, her Eden, North Carolina-based practice that is widely known for offering therapy services for adults, children, and elders, particularly in Eden and surrounding areas.
“This has always been my goal…to move forward with this business, to leave my children and grandchildren a legacy,” Eaves said. “Now I can focus entirely on my other career.”
Since its inception, Homecoming Pound Cakes has become a fixture amongst locals, in large part because of its wide range of delectable favors, most notably the famous strawberry crunch, orange creamsicle, red velvet, banana pudding, salted caramel, pumpkin spice, orange, Italian cream, plain — the list goes on and on.
For Eaves and Price, nothing is more satisfying than witnessing the smiles on the faces of her their customers, many of whom simply can’t resist following up with them to place orders for their next dessert.
“What I like most about baking pound cakes professionally is adding joy to other people’s meals by providing them with that back in the day or grandmother’s pound cake that is rare to come across nowadays,” Eaves said.
Interestingly, the sustained success of Homecoming Pound Cakes has even given way to this venture emerging a regular for participating in various events and festivals during which Eaves and Price go to great lengths to provide what they describe as “elaborate and elegant to simple dessert bars.”
What’s even more intriguing is that Homecoming Pound Cakes is starting to attract customers outside of the state for which it was established.
“We have shipped products to New York and Maryland,” Eaves said. “We have met a broad range of people who all have enjoyed Homecoming Pound Cakes. We take it over the top in excellence, in taste, in texture, and in touch.
“People all ages enjoy good cake. Even my three-year-old grandson, Jasiah, says, ‘hmmmm,’ when he is eating Homecoming Pound Cakes.”
Now that her daughter has effectively assumed ownership of the family business, Eaves is confident Homecoming Pound Cakes’ best and brightest days are well ahead of it.
“My competitive drive in this business was wanting to share something great with others,” Eaves said. “I’ve always wanted to share fantastic sales, bargains, and knowledge with other people…never wanted to keep it to myself. I enjoy sharing. Twenty years later, I started back baking pound cakes for family and friends.”
A remarkably compelling trend that won’t merely go away any time soon.
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