Sanders Bumpy Cakes, an iconic Michigan treat, might soon disappear from store shelves.
Created over 100 years ago by the company’s founder, Fred Sanders, Bumpy Cakes will be out of stock by the end of the year unless the company can find a new bakery partner, according to a statement this week from Vic Mehren, CEO of Second Nature Brands — Sanders parent company.
“In August of this year, Minnie Marie Bakers, Inc., our longtime Bumpy Cakes bakery partner, announced they would be closing their bakery in Livonia. Long-known as Awrey’s, this is where Bumpy Cakes had been produced for many years,” said Mehren. “When we received this unexpected news, we began an exhaustive search for a new bakery partner to take over making Sanders Bumpy Cakes.”
After conversations with more than a dozen bakeries, the company has yet to find a new partner “who can maintain the high quality and classic taste” that “consumers expect and deserve,” he said.
As a result, the company expects to be out of stock by the end of the year.
“We know Bumpy Cakes hold a special place in your lives and celebrations and in the culture of Michigan,” said Mehren. “This is why recent events are so disappointing but also why we are committed to being able to make Bumpy Cakes again with a new partner in the future.”
While supply lasts, Bumpy Cakes can be purchased at Sanders stores, online at SandersCandy.com or at select Michigan retailers.