Company Name: Michelle's Patisserie
Phone: (512) 433-6860
About: "It all started with a cookie. I have been baking since very young and have now been in business full-time for over 14 years. I truly can't imagine doing anything else."
As a young child, Michelle's passion for baking took shape in the kitchen of her grandmother. While her grandmother was making homemade tortillas, Michelle would take a ball of dough, roll it out and stamp cookie cutters into it, making her first "cookies". Her mother taught her how to master her special German Chocolate cake recipe, and from then Michelle explored many other areas of baking.
In 1998 Michelle graduated from Smith College with a degree in psychology and then went off to San Francisco to pursue her lifelong interest in baking. She worked under Traci des Jardin of Jardiniere as a pastry cook, learning the California French techniques of baking and pastry.
Missing her family, she moved to Austin to start her business and share her sweet vision of making beautiful cakes that melt in your mouth. Little by little, she climbed her way into the world of wedding cakes and is now one of Austin's top wedding cake bakers.
Michelle loves working with people and takes her time to customize cakes to each client's vision. She has built a strong team that is passionate about cakes and dedicated to creating a product of supreme quality.
Michelle's work has been featured in both regional and national issues of The Knot, Austin Wedding Guide Guide, Austin Wedding Day, and Austin Wedding Mall. She was also featured on national television's WE Wedding Central and MTV3.
Michelle’s Patisserie is part of the Knot’s Hall of Fame now, having won the Knot’s Best of Weddings for over 8 years.