Mountain Cakery was established in the fall of 2013. Mountain Cakery is a special-order pastry company with a focus on wedding cakes. We pride ourselves on being one of the premier pastry provider for wedding venues in Mammoth Lakes. We specialize in custom cakes, cupcakes and fine pastries for any occasion. All of our cakes are customized to our clients special request. We make all of our cakes, cupcakes and desserts from scratch using the freshest ingredients available.
What are some of the hottest trends you’re seeing in event and wedding cakes and desserts right now?
Because of our location in the mountains, we are seeing a trend with earthy, whimsical, woodland wedding cakes. We are also seeing a trend in texture, ruffle, and rosette cakes are popular. Aside from style one of the biggest trends we are seeing is that brides are moving away from the traditional 3-tier wedding cake and opting for a spread of smaller cakes, cupcakes, and dessert bars.
What do you love about being a baker?
I have always had a passion for baking, there is something really soothing about spending time in the kitchen baking. But for me it is more about the creative release in the design. Creating a piece of art that one can enjoy visually as well as the taste.
Are there any challenges you face at altitude? How do you manage them?
There are several factors to consider when baking at altitude…oven temperature, baking time, and tweaking of ingredients. We have spent a lot of time fine tuning all of our recipes to be the best of the best!
What do you love about Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra?
I love the Eastern Sierra for it’s immense beauty and everything it has to offer throughout the year. From skiing on the mountain, ice skating on high alpine lakes, backcountry or cross country skiing in the winter and spring. To hiking, mountain biking, swimming, climbing, boating, and camping in the summer and fall, there is always an outdoor activity to enjoy! I love that I have lived here for 5 years and have only put a small dent into exploring the vastness of the Eastern Sierra. It is an incredible place to be able to call home. I love being a part of the small community of Mammoth, surrounded by people that live here for the same reason- the beauty of the Eastern Sierra!