Sheng Kee began in Taipei, Taiwan In order to support her family. Mrs. Kao, the matriarch of the family, began a bakery called "Sheng Kee" which means "For a Living", because that was exactly what it was! But her cakes & pastries were so good that they quickly caught on and her small bakery became large and famous. Folks would travel for miles to taste her cakes because they were made with very special ingredients. Only the finest from around the world were used to create these delicious cakes and people knew that. They knew it in the taste and in the quality.