Dylan’s Bake Shop: Bake a Difference Interview with Dylan Forbes-Roberts

By Julia Dao, Pebble Tossers

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Tell us who you are! What made you want to start Dylan’s Bake Shop, when did you first get involved with baking, and why is it important to you?
Dylan Forbes-Roberts. I’ve been baking with my family since I was a little kid; used to have to stand on a chair or something, and they would let me mix random things in a bowl. I started to get more proficient at it with time, and eventually, I got to make my own things and literally bring something of mine to the table.

When I was about 8-9, I asked my mom how the business worked, and she said she’d let me find out. My dad made me a sign, and I made some cookies, and they put me on the street corner. That was pretty much how it started. 

What made you want to share that experience at the Agape Way breakfast service?
I just felt like it was something more that I could do. I already do it [baking] a lot at home, so I thought, “Why not just bring something else?” It’s the least I could do. And I not only enjoy baking, but I enjoy spreading the good energy among those less fortunate. 

What’s been the most rewarding part of your time volunteering?
Getting to meet new people and gain new perspectives on life.

What have you learned through your experience at Agape Way?
I learned how to communicate, appreciate what I have, and learn that not everything is given and that it is important to do the work necessary to gain insight and wisdom from people who know what it’s like to be on this Earth.

What do you want people to learn from your story?
Anyone can do it,  really. Anyone with any passion or hobby can find some way to help someone else out or brighten someone else’s day by doing something they enjoy.

Are there any future plans or events for Dylan’s Bake Shop that you are excited about?
Besides providing for the community, I can’t really think of anything.

Share where people can support your business!
@dylansbakeshop on Instagram