For the love of cake:

Oakleaf Cakes Bake Shop was founded by Amanda Oakleaf in 2008 in the mini-kitchen of a Boston studio apartment.  Demand grew rapidly, and in the spring of 2010, Amanda, along with her husband Tyler opened their first storefront in Winthrop, MA.  In 2013 the store again expanded, moving to its current location in Boston, right next to Symphony Hall.

Coming from meager origins with not much capital or resources, our constant and unwavering focus from the very beginning has been on achieving the absolute highest possible quality in everything we do. Sometimes we do our jobs so well it makes national news. Since 2010 we”ve been featured on Food Network, CNN, TLC, The New York Times, and countless others. In 2013 we were awarded the prestigious Best of Boston award by Boston Magazine for our amazing cakes and desserts.

Amanda & Tyler Oakleaf – Owners

After studying oil painting at Mass Art, Amanda combined her love of art and food, and Oakleaf Cakes was born.  Tyler studied music at Berklee College, but has transitioned into a great cake “engineer” as well as running much of the day-to-day business.

We now have a large and talented staff of artists and bakers who are constantly pushing the limits of what is possible in our craft. Hover over their photos to check out their stories and learn about the completely amazing people who make a crazy little bakery like ours possible!

Liz – Office Ninja

If you order a cake, there’s a good chance you’ll end up talking to Liz, our office ninja. With a degree in art therapy and painting she’s got the design sensibility to help envision your uniquely custom-designed cake order. She also enjoys wearing black and moving swiftly and silently when not on the phone with customers.

Sarah – Cake Consulting Pantologist

Sarah is a jack-of-all-trades as she splits her days as both barista and cake consultant. She gives individual attention to customers in the café by knowing and brewing up their ‘usual’ cup o joe. She’s a real sweetheart with the patience of a saint which comes in handy when ensuring that every detail of your cake order is understood and executed to perfection.

Kathy – Buttercream Queen

With her patience and precision Kathy’s middle name might as well be ‘attention to detail.’ With her royal attention to detail she rules over everything from our whimsical buttercream gourmet cakes to our most intricate scrollwork wedding cakes with an iron piping bag.

Krystle – Sugar Master

As our most senior member of the team, Krystle is Oakleaf Cakes’ resident figurine whizz. With her exceptionally sweet demeanor, degrees in painting and art history from Mass Art, and more talent than you can shake a stick at, she has proven herself to be one of our most prized gems. /pun

Michelle – Illustrious Illustrator

Michelle has a degree in illustration from Mass Art, and every cake she touches oozes life and personality. Her specialties include watercolor painting with food color on elegant wedding cakes, sculpting sugar animal figurines, and anything that needs to be extra cute!

Sasha – Baker

Sasha is a trooper behind the mixer whipping up cakes, cupcakes and more cakes. With a background in baking pies she is our poptart pro. She’s also the mastermind behind a lot of our newer vegan items.

Michelle – Baker

Michelle has that magic touch that makes goodies even goodie-er. With her pastry degree from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, Michelle is in charge of inventing new items like our healthier, handmade granola bars. She also makes one mean cheesecake.

Kaye – Baker

Kaye uses her baking and pastry degree like a real champ. She’s always eager to tweak old recipes and conjure up new ones keeping our customers’ taste buds on their toes.

Rue – Pantologist

Decorator by day, barista by night, buttercream and fondant maker also by night sometimes, she is a true jack-of-all trades. Do you need a beautiful gourmet cake? Bang! Rue is on it. In the mood for a latte? Pow! It’s like she’s wearing a freakin’ cape! – But she’s not, because that’s quite literally her weekend gig.

Eric – Cleaning

Always with an upbeat attitude Eric is in charge the all-important organizational and tidying up tasks that keeps our efficient cake vessel ship-shape.

Aaron – Cleaning

All too often the hard, dirty, behind-the-scenes work that keeps a business running goes unnoticed.  Not so here. Aaron and Eric do the important work that keeps our ship ship-shape and we couldn’t be prouder of the job they’re doing!