How John Oliver’s Challenge Helped Deising’s Bakery Succeed and Give Back to the Community

Following Feud with John Oliver, Family Bakery Upgrades Kitchen Equipment

In the Hudson Valley, Deising’s Bakery is a small family-owned establishment that has recently received a donation of new kitchen equipment worth thousands of dollars. The bakery, located in Kingston, had expressed interest in acquiring a flat-top oven and a convection oven through a sign they placed on the premises of the closed Red Lobster restaurant. However, comedian John Oliver beat them to it, leaving Deising feeling defeated.

During his show, Oliver revealed that the donated Red Lobster equipment did not include the items Deising had originally requested. Oliver then proposed a challenge to Deising – if the bakery could make and sell bear-shaped cakes with his face on them, he would gift them new ovens. In response to the challenge, Deising’s Bakery started selling these cakes at $8 each and they quickly became popular, with approximately 100 being sold every hour. All proceeds from the sale of these cakes were donated to a local food pantry called People’s Place. Despite requests for global shipping, these cakes are only available in-store until Sunday.

On Thursday, Deising’s Bakery will receive their new kitchen equipment worth thousands of dollars. The bakery plans to continue their charitable efforts while enjoying success with the popular cake bears.

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