Celebrating a birthday or other special occasion while under stay-at-home orders from the coronavirus might not be the most fun, but rest assured: amazing made-to-order birthday cakes are just a phone call away. Many Kansas City bakeries are still open and ready to take your special order for carryout or curbside delivery.

Local pastry chefs and bakeries are offering the same business model restaurants are to keep their employees working and their customers safe: carryout, curbside pickup, delivery and pastry pop ups.

Don’t forget that gift cards to favorite restaurants or bakeries are also available for purchase from most websites. These funds help to pay the rent and keep employees on staff, and can be used for a future sweet treat for the office, given as a gift to a friend or even yourself.

If you have already placed a future order with a local bakery, consider postponing your order instead of canceling it and asking for a refund. It also goes a long way to helping these places pay their bills during this uncertain time. Remember to tip generously, even when picking up your items, as everyone is struggling right now.