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NEWPORT NEWS-The new bakery O’s Cakes was recently featured on the ABC morning news program “Good Morning America.”
On June 8, GMA ran a segment featuring O’s Cakes co-owners, Olajuwon Bynoe and his wife, Aysia, who opened the bake shop in a kiosk at Patrick Henry Mall in February.
The idea for O’s Cakes first began in 2015 after Bynoe, who’s always enjoyed baking, started selling birthday cakes to co-workers and friends. His specialty is red velvet cakes.
The couple soon decided to leave their full-time jobs to open O’s Cakes. Bynoe is a former police officer for the Naval Station in Norfolk and the city of Newport News while his wife was a deputy clerk for the Newport News court system.
Aysia Bynoe told GMA she was afraid to open the new business during the covid-19 pandemic, but found faith thanks to inspiration from her husband.
“The one thing I learned from starting this business is don’t let fear dictate your decisions,” she said.
Bynoe wanted to open O’s Cakes because “I don’t want to be remembered as the guy who arrested you. I would rather be known as the guy serving cakes.”
The couple also told GMA that their favorite aspect of their new business is collaborating together.
“We’ve learned we work well together, and this has solidified our relationship,” Aysia Bynoe said.
O’s Cakes has done so well since opening that the pair are hoping to soon expand the business.