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The Story

 

How The Butter End came to be…

The Butter End Cakery
When I moved from NY to LA in 2008, I thought a change of pace was in order from corporate life in NY… perhaps a continued pursuit of a career in “the biz”……but then, a year into my stay, cancer paid me a visit.

 

Instead of wondering who would cast me bald, I embraced this insane creative energy that was stirring in me and directed it into the kitchen and into my new found love of decorating cakes.  I lost myself in creating and testing new recipes and learning how to decorate.

 

The creative outlet that designing cakes gave me was a life-saver….and the reaction from people who see and eat the cakes is just as good – if not better – than any applause on any stage.

 

This business kind of found me.  A year after starting to make cakes, I found a magical big building in Santa Monica where I built my dream kitchen.  (Cancer makes you do brave things!)  Now it’s “the shop”….my home away from home, and my source of joy.

 

I feel lucky.  And happier than ever.

Sometimes the greatest gifts come in the strangest wrapping.

 

Kimberly Bailey

Owner. Baker. Artist. Dishwasher.