Butterfly Bakeshop

June 27, 2019 Susan Douglin

From sweet frosting to creamy fillings, to the extreme moisture in every bite, it’s quite difficult not to love cakes! If you had to choose the one thing you love about cakes, what would it be? We would say it’s hard to choose just one thing. Years ago, a traditional slice of cake consisted of yellow cake mix and vanilla frosting but that’s just the thing, it was too vanilla. Over time, bakers started to play with ingredients, flavors, colors, and décor as customization for cakes was in high demand.

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The Evolution of Cakes

The perception of what a cake should look like has evolved over time. Back in the days, people were satisfied with a classic ice cream cake from places like Baskin Robbins or Carvel and the most exciting ingredient would be the infamous crunchies in the middle of the cake.

The next revolutionary cake design element was the introduction to printing edible images that can be placed on a cake to make it more personalized. Anyone remember how groundbreaking it seemed to be able to have your picture on a cake? Little did we know…

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Over time, chefs and caterers began using ingredients like fondant to sculpt impressive cake creations and then hand painted the fondant to fit the event theme. Piping the frosting over the cake and using 3-D decorative Items like flowers to add to the cake décor, or for wedding cakes you would see the delicate edible silver or gold dots or beads. That was the beginning of the cake revolution.

With the popularity of posting images on social media platforms, it seems as if chefs and caterers are putting in their best efforts to beat their competitors as each cake image is more striking than the last. Now, it is not a rarity to see intricately designed cakes with layers upon layers of appetizing artistry.

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Butterfly Bakeshop

Partners Orlando and Stacey Leon who have built their career in the food service business since their teenage years, have become leading cake artists in New York. Throughout their culinary career they have designed inspirational pastries such as their delicious sculpted cakes with stunning imagery that are covered in a variety of colorful themed objects.

The Butterfly Bakeshop got its name when Chef Orlando Leon created a unique birthday cake for his daughter Tallulah. He asked her what type of cake she’d like for her birthday party and she wanted a cake filled with butterflies. The butterfly cake masterpiece he designed stunned his daughter Tallulah and her eyes lit up when he presented it. The guests raved about the brilliant detail in the design of the cake, and more so about how amazing it tasted. That’s when requests for his specially designed cakes began, and The Butterfly Shop was born.

For the Butterfly Bakeshop Chefs, it’s not just about the creativity in the design, it’s also about the consistency of the cake, the power in the flavors, and the overall palatable art experience. They specialize in:

There is no doubt that the Butterfly Bakeshop is the leader in cake flavors and fillings which is why they are one of the most sought-out bakeries in New York.

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