WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month, #SurpriseTheStruggling’s thirty-first highlight this month is the courageous and inspiring Nicole DeRosa aka Cakes by Coley—#SurpriseTheStruggling’s day one supporter, and friend, and our very own Cake Genius! Nicole has been a supporter beginning with our sister organization, The Stop Bullying Project®. Even through difficult times, Nicole has been a constant support to our organization. Her dedication and courage to continue to push past every obstacle in her path have inspired us.
We believe that you are a reflection of those you surround yourself. It is an honor to know and be friends with Nicole. Her strength is an encouragement never to give up on your dreams and your passion. Her courage in the face of adversity reminds us that not every day will be the greatest but if you are willing to push ahead, you will get to where you want and need to be.
Nicole embodies the essence and heart of the #STSGlobal mission. Her support and friendship have been invaluable to both of our organizations. We honor her today as a woman making history because she is creating a legacy that goes beyond beautiful and delicious cakes. (Believe us, her cakes are divine and her decorating skills above par!) A legacy comprised of her determination, strength, and courage. Nicole could have given up after two devastating losses and setbacks but she moved forward, even though it seemed impossible. Her determination is infectious and her heart and compassion are awe—inspiring.
We are so grateful to have met this beautiful woman and have the opportunity to be inspired by her story. Nicole’s character speaks for itself. Her workmanship, artistry, and work ethic are evident in every cake she creates, and every interaction she has with a longtime customer or someone new. You will always receive the best.
Experience the passion and love that Nicole pours into her work. Become acquainted with Cakes by Coley, and you will understand the woman and heart behind the brand and taste the love in every bite.
Nicole “Coley” DeRosa—Survivor, Fighter, Entrepreneur, Businesswoman, Cake Artist, Baker Extraordinaire, Champion—is the proud owner and creator of Cakes by Coley LLC, a custom cake company located in Brooklyn, NY, specializing in amazing, delicious and one-of-a-kind creations for any and every occasion. Their mission is to provide beautiful works of edible art that are just as tasty as they are breathtaking. They pride themselves on providing outstanding service, focusing on superb attention to detail, and practicing expert artisanship with every one of their creations, no matter the size or price. They work hard continuously to exceed the expectations of all of their customers.
To experience the awesomeness that we have for the past few years, visit Cakes by Coley http://www.cakesbycoley.com/ Visit the FB and IG pages also. Be certain to check out the galleries on all three sites. https://www.facebook.com/CakesByColey/ https://www.instagram.com/cakesbycoley/
We salute you, Nicole “Coley” DeRosa! Thank you for being an example of strength, courage, and example of how to overcome obstacles with grace! You inspire us every single day! We stand with a heart full of love and happiness, proud to have you as part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling and The Stop Bullying Project® Family!
Celebrating Women History Month…Patricia Sykes!
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month, #SurpriseTheStruggling’s ninth highlight this month is an entrepreneur and sweet treat maven, Patricia Sykes—#SurpriseTheStruggling’s inspirational and day one supporter, Ambassador from New York. Patricia encompasses the heart of #STSGlobal mission. Our front-line Ambassador—Patricia is taking it to the streets to meet the people where they are. She has donated her time, services, and talents—to not only our organization—but to countless others. She is raising awareness for each cause that is near and dear to both our hearts. Patricia has a dedicated spirit and heart to making a difference. This was evident when on one of the coldest times in New York history, she took to the streets with #STS and other volunteers and Ambassadors, giving out coats, blankets, toiletries, gloves, and food. This is why she is considered our frontline Ambassador because she is not afraid of the getting out of her comfort zone and bringing aid to those in need of service.
If you should know anything about Patricia, it is that she has one of the hugest hearts and such a passion for children. We believe that it is her motherhood, which makes her shine the brightest and drives her passion and compassion to assist #SurpriseTheStruggling in its many endeavors.
Some of you may also know our Ambassador as Suga Mama Treats! In her capacity as a baker, Patricia has provided her talents to countless causes; including many #STS events. One of the things we love most about Patricia—a.k.a Suga Mamas Treats—are the kid-friendly workshops and opportunities that she sponsors and holds exclusively for children. It is unique and inspiring, and a reflection of Patricia’s huge spirit and why we absolutely adore her.
Patricia Sykes—Mother, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, Frontline Ambassador, Friend—is CEO of Suga Mamas Treats and Tees. An artisanal and gourmet online bakery that specializes in treats baked, created and designed from scratch—using only the freshest ingredients seasonally available, that have garnered them the reputation for having the highest quality and great tasting products.
Suga Mamas Treats and Tees is a family based business established by Patricia and her ten-year-old daughter, Denise. The business was birthed from an idea that her daughter had to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit in her daughter, and combining her passion for baking, Suga Mamas Treats was established as a kid-friendly venture. Please visit their website: www.sugamamastreats.com to learn more about Patricia and her daughter Denise, and the wonderful products and services being offered. Be certain to check out the gallery of her work. We promise you, you will be quickly placing an order and inquiring about one of the many kid-friendly parties that Patricia hosts.
Whatever you do, do yourself a service and get to know the awesome woman that will only bring more sweetness and goodness to your life. We appreciate you, Patricia Sykes—Sugar Mamas Treats! We are honored and over the moon to have you be a part of the #SurpriseTheStruggling Family!