The competition is not limited to the field of SoFi Stadium for the Super Bowl.
The Los Angeles and Cincinnati bakeries, both with long histories in their communities, are locked in friendly competition this week with team-themed treats to raise money for charity. Torrance Bakery, a family business serving South Bay since 1984, will support the Rams in a game for the ages against Cincinnati’s Busken Bakery, in operation since 1928.
A bet of $2,500 is up for grabs in the form of a donation to the charity of one’s choice. If the Rams win, Busken Bakery will make a donation to support the Torrance YMCA Youth Institute program. If the Bengals win, Torrance Bakery will donate to Seven Brothers Farm.
Inside Torrance Bakery early Tuesday, employees were making cakes, cookies and other treats. Some with Rams logos, others in Bengals colors.
“We are an equal opportunity bakery,” said Tish Werner. “We do it for everyone.
“But that doesn’t mean I don’t hope the Rams win. We could do a few more things for the Rams than for the Bengals, but we do them for both.
The YMCA Media Arts Youth Institute program is a year-round program that uses technology to promote youth development. Seven Brothers Farm provides youth with team building opportunities and farm management training.