Queneesha Meyers is the owner of Albuquerque, NM's Q Cakes, a specialty bakery that crafts cakes, cake pops, chocolate covered oreos, brownies, fudge, dipped pretzels, apples, fortune cookies and strawberries. Meyers' business makes all their baked goods from scratch and her goal is to give each product an authentic flavor. That is, when she wants something to taste like strawberries, she uses real strawberries in the recipe.
"[My cakes are] made from scratch with a whole lot of love," Meyers says. "I make cakes based on family recipes that have been tried and true. You can taste the love in each one. We always want our cakes to taste exactly like how they sound and look."
Meyers' cakes cover a wide range of flavor palettes: banana, coconut cream, cinnamon roll, chocolate, cookies and cream, strawberry, white chocolate, German chocolate and more. Her brownies, bars and pies also come in a range of flavors, including black and white cheesecake, lemon brownies, triple chocolate brownies, mint oreo, red velvet, key lime, pumpkin, sweet potato and more.
Additionally, Meyers offers chocolate covered oreos in regular, mind, chocolate, peanut butter, blonde and spring flavors. Her chocolate covered oreos can be molded into many shapes to celebrate any occasion. For weddings, the oreos can be shaped like a bride and groom, for holidays she can create mummies, skeletons, snowmen, poinsettias, hearts and even turkeys for Thanksgiving. She can create oreos for sports events, baby showers and as a personalized thank you.
Q Cakes has been recognized by various magazines for their menu of baked goods. Last year, she says, they even flew to New York to give cookies to The Red Pump Project. Sponsored by Essence Magazine, this nonprofit organization works to raise awareness of the impact that HIV/AIDS has on the female community. Meyers says she wants people to know that when they come to Q Cakes, they are supporting a local business and don't have to worry about getting what they want.
"When you support us, you are supporting a veteran owned and operated business," Meyers says. "We work hard to keep our customers happy and we're not afraid to admit when we mess up, but we also try to correct things when we do."