City of Trenton Awards $20,000 Business Improvement Incentive Grant

July 19, 2023

Trenton N.J. – The City of Trenton has awarded a $20,000 business improvement incentive grant to a local Trenton business, Royal Cakes and Café, who have utilized the funds for new flooring, bathrooms, and equipment at their new location, 240 E State Street.

Royal Cakes and Café first opened in 2020 as Royal Cake Creations, a bakery-exclusive business located at 9 North Willow Street. They have since opened a second location at Quakerbridge Mall. The new location in Trenton will allow Royal Cakes and Café to function as a restaurant and café in addition to a bakery, employing and serving Trentonians fresh meals, coffee, and baked goods.

Royal Cakes and Café is co-owned by longtime Trenton residents Tiajuana Reyes and Robert Williamson, who are set to be married next month after 14 years together. The business is named after their daughter, Royal Williamson. Tiajuana acts as primary baker, while Robert manages the finances and operations. A self-taught baker, Tiajuana credits her faith and perseverance with her success, “We put God first in everything that we do. Being business owners, we work hard and never give up when things seem to fail. We learn from out mistakes and build from there” said Robert Williamson.  

“We are glad to support another Trenton-owned and operated business in our City” said Mayor Reed Gusciora. “Royal Cakes and Café’s delicious baked goods are a great addition to downtown Trenton. I wish Tijuana and Robert continuing commercial success, and a happy marriage. We are lucky to have hardworking and inspiring small business owners like them in the Capital City.”