Here’s the short story… If you want more details about this Caribbean woman’s interesting life and career path, check out the Media/News tab on the website. There are several articles that tell the detailed story of how Auntie’s Rum Cakes got started. Except for a brief intro here, in the future we’d like to reserve this area for Auntie to share whatever she wants with her fans and customers… a more personal connection… so visit this page often.
“Auntie” is Rochelle Galiber. She was born and raised in St.Thomas, US Virgin Islands, with a rich family heritage that includes three or more generations of Virgin Islanders, whose cultural roots come from Africa, the British West Indies, Denmark and France, just to name a few. She has been called a treasured jewel of the Caribbean, with many facets!
Auntie has been baking cakes for over 35 years (since she was tall enough to reach the oven door)! The Original Rum Cake recipe has been in the family for years and has always been a favorite. In 2004, Auntie decided to forgo yet another professional career and make her pleasure baking a full time business, while caring for her aging mother. The result was the birth of Galiber’s SonShine Enterprises LLC, doing business as Auntie’s Rum Cakes!!
Although all of Auntie’s supporters felt the Original Rum Cake was a dynamite product by itself, Auntie’s creative juices immediately resulted in the Rum Raisin Cake and the Rum-Free versions of both the Original & Rum Raisin Cakes… namely the Classic and Classic Raisin cakes. It was not long thereafter that Auntie developed her Seasonal Cakes.
Auntie generally splits her time between St Thomas, US Virgin Islands and Ohio, depending on where the baking/business needs to be done! Stay tuned to this section of the website for updates, behind the scenes info, or more details on Auntie and the Rum Cake Gang too!
BTW, if you haven’t already figured it out, Auntie is a hugger, and a true believer in the benefits of hugs. So make sure to take the one she’s got waiting for you (click for it on the left of this page or use the drop down on Auntie’s Corner to find it. In the meantime, here’s a hug lesson:
Hugging is healthy. It helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress, and induces sleep. It’s invigorating, rejuvenating, and has no unpleasant side effects. It’s nothing less than a miracle drug! Hugging is all natural; it’s organic, naturally sweet, has no artificial ingredients, is environmentally friendly, and is 1OO% wholesome! Hugging is the ideal gift, great for any occasion, fun to give and receive, shows you care, comes with its own wrapping paper, and of course, it’s fully returnable.
Hmmmmm, that could sound like an Auntie’s Rum Cake too. YUM! Go order a cake and find out!