THE STORY OF BUTTER
BUTTER - it's everyone's favorite fat. Butter is delicious; it's what makes food taste, well, BETTER.
But how did we get here?
My name is Sasha, Owner & Cake Artist of Butter Cake Shoppe. I didn't realize how much I loved baking until living on my own in college. I baked pies, cookies, and cakes using the essentials: sugar, flour, and butter and fell in love with the process, so I switched gears to pursue a career in baking.
Inspired by the flavors of french patisseries, I applied to Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. I survived on baguettes filled with European butter and jam during my training; occasionally, bringing cheese into the mix. This European butter was unlike anything I had ever tasted! It was rich, flavorful, with a velvety texture. It made such a meaningful impression that I promised to always stay true to my Parisian experience and only use real European butter in my kitchen. I’m so grateful that after training under some of the best French, Michelin Star Chefs, I get to share a little memory of Paris with you through every bite!
I moved back to Los Angeles in 2009 and started Butter Cake Shoppe as a side business in my one-bedroom apartment while working full-time at a local bakery. BUTTER was a creative outlet for me, a way to experiment with various decorating techniques using buttercream, fondant, gum paste, and other edible mediums to create fun and beautiful celebration cakes. Surprisingly, my apartment-based shoppe started to take off! As demand grew, it became clear I was at a fork in the road; Do I continue working my dependable full-time job or take the leap and start a real business? A few months later, BUTTER CAKE SHOPPE was born as a small cake studio in Los Feliz. So that I could focus on baking and decorating, I partnered with my lovely sister, Ariadna, to help manage our now family-owned business.
Our mission is to maintain the highest standards of taste, quality, and design -- carefully crafting scratch-baked desserts and cakes that are amazingly good!
We Bake. You Party.
Sasha and Ari.