Serving Up Smiles: Gosford’s own Cakes by Kyla Bakes for a Cause Posted on August 25, 2023 Indulging in delicious treats while supporting a worthy cause has never been sweeter! Local business ‘Cakes By Kyla’ baked up a storm on Wednesday to help raise much-needed funds for RSPCA NSW. One dollar from each cupcake sold was generously donated in honour of ‘Cupcake Day’, RSPCA’S tasty fundraiser, which runs throughout the month of August. The initiative not only delighted taste buds but also warmed hearts, as customers were thrilled to contribute to improving the well-being of animals in need. “I thought it was a fantastic way to merge my passion for baking with my desire to give back to animals in need,” says Kyla Daniels, owner of ‘Cakes By Kyla’ and mum of three. The Coast local, who has three animals herself – Snoogi, Ruby and rescue kitty Ryder – has been serving up smiles since 2010 and is well known throughout the community for her charitable endeavours. The collaboration provided an opportunity for locals to learn more about the work the RSPCA does to ensure all creatures great and small have a second chance at life, as well as explore ways they can get involved with animal welfare in their area, such as becoming a foster carer. “It’s no secret that we are desperate for foster carers at the moment,” says RSPCA NSW Behaviour and Rehabilitation Centre manager, Ashleigh Dawes. “A lot of the animals we see at our behaviour centre thrive in a home environment, but they need a home with an experienced carer that can cater to their needs.” “Many of our residents are best suited to a home with no young children and no other pets, which can be hard to accommodate for. That’s why we are reaching out to the community for help”. ‘BARC’ staff member Cass Small [left] and Cakes by Kyla owner Kyla Daniels [right] with the sweet creations that are making a difference to the lives of animals in need. The Central Coast RSPCA branch, located at Somersby, operates as a dedicated Behaviour and Rehabilitation Centre for both cats and dogs who may not have had the best start to life. Known as ‘BARC’, the facility works tirelessly to help these animals adjust before finding their forever homes. “If you have room in your heart and your home to foster and think you would be a good fit, please reach out to us as soon as you can” urges Dawes. For more information about becoming a foster carer, or for information on how to adopt, please email email@example.com or contact 0427 950 526. You can support Kyla by checking out her Facebook page ‘Cakes By Kyla’ or visiting her store at 5/2 Watt St, Gosford. There is still time to become a Cupcake Day host this August, register today at www.rspcacupcakeday.com.au to join in the fun and sweeten the lives of vulnerable animals. Photographs of RSPCA NSW staff and animals from BARC can be downloaded here via Dropbox.