When Gloria Mattei stepped out of the corporate world to open a franchise brand bakery, she knew it was risky. Now, nine years later, the mother of two has expanded and recently taken over the Sandy Springs location in addition to her Alpharetta one.
Nothing Bundt Cakes was founded in Las Vegas in 1997 by Dena Tripp and Debbie Shwetz. It has grown to more than 430 franchised and corporate bakeries in more than 40 states and Canada. Bakeries offer handcrafted bundt cakes in a variety of flavors and sizes, such as bite-sized Bundtinis, miniature Bundlets and 8 and 10-inch bundt cakes, plus decorations and gift options for all and any occasion.
The whole concept of Nothing Bundt Cakes is based on the premise of bringing joy to people. Not just for special occasions, but for any occasion or “just because”. The bakery is a one-stop shop, carrying creative decorations and small gifts that can be accessorized and displayed with the Bundlets.
But more than the bakery, Gloria found happiness in community outreach and being incredibly involved in the Alpharetta community. It was there she found an organization called Lion Heart, which aligned with the hopes and dreams she held for her son, who is on the autism spectrum. Proudly, she says she has employed five people successfully over the years by partnering with Lion's Heart. It is all about finding the right place for these people. Showing them that they can do what others can and fostering their assets.
Although taking over the Sandy Springs location means double the workforce and a lot more work, she couldn’t be more thrilled. “I am so excited to get involved in the Sandy Springs community as I have done in Milton and Alpharetta,” she says. And with the recent expansion, her husband was able to leave his corporate job and join the family business. She says, "I now serve the North Fulton market, which spans from exit 2 to exit 9!"
Owning these bakeries has become a truly positive experience for Gloria, one that continues to bring her joy. Now, she has a legacy that she can leave to both her children, and she is able to help special needs young adults find their place in the workforce and give them a fighting chance for independence.
5975 Roswell Rd Suite A-103, Sandy Springs