Couple Sells 300 Choc Cakes In 3 Days After 8 Days Story, Starts Charity Fund
They want to help fellow parents of kids with Down Syndrome.
Last week, 8days.sg reported on a home bakery called Upcakes, which sells Mao Shan Wang chocolate cakes. It was started by ex-engineer Aaron Lee, 39, and his wife Elaine Lee, 38, who works as a dentist. They founded their biz with the hope to eventually pass it to their four and a half year-old son Andrew, who was born with Down Syndrome (Upcakes was named as a “contrast” to his condition). "I was thinking of something for my son to do," says Aaron, who also has daughter Essa Grace, six. Husband-and-wife run their bakery like a “social enterprise”, where they employ individuals with Down Syndrome ad-hoc to help out with tasks like folding boxes for cakes.