A letter from your baker

Dear cake + donut lovers,

Welcome to Much Joy Bakehouse - a cottage bakery based in Oakland with a small and mighty mission to spread joy and build community through thoughtfully homemade treats.

My name is Cat and I am your baker. I’ve owned and operated a couple different home bakeries across the Bay Area. Most recently in 2020, I started MUCHJOY Bakehouse in San Jose, where I baked tons of layered buttercream cakes, fried a plethora of donuts, and ran fundraisers for several local nonprofits and grassroots orgs. Unfortunately, in late 2021, I had to leave San Jose and close up shop. 

For the next year, I returned to the corporate space to make ends meet and lived under a scarcity mindset. After a series of life-altering events including losing my last job, I took some time to reevaluate how I was spending my time and energy. 

Fast forward to 2023 - with a heart of abundance, support from my community, and the desire to live creatively, I am reopening my business as Much Joy Bakehouse in the East Bay and will be fully launched mid February.

Thank you for being here. I look forward to making treats for you soon! Stay tuned for future events, pop-ups, and fundraisers.

Wishing you much joy,

Cat Vo (she/they)