Wendy (Mendoza) Samano, creator and owner of Baby Pastries, is the baddest chick in the baking world. She's fierce, talented, and her heart is sweeter than her delicious vegan vanilla cake. Her custom ordered, gorgeous creations are all carefully crafted and designed in her hometown in El Monte, CA.
Wendy and I met back in 2015 through mutual friends at a Friendsgiving celebration. I was so drawn to the way she moved through the kitchen and owned every mouth-watering dish she served our group of 20. From creative Thanksgiving fusions to classic Mexican desserts, everything she touched bursted with flavor, affection and love. This badass babe not only bakes but also is the queen in the kitchen.
As you know, I have always believed in celebrating the talents of others.. especially WOMEN! When I was planning the first-ever Girls Yoga Day in 2016, I already had envisioned Wendy as the perfect addition...a talented, fierce, and visionary chef. Her impressive vegan spread left our guests wanting more!
This sweet culinary expert inspires me to remain true to my roots, keep fueling my passion, and all at the same time, make it look as easy as cake :)
I can't wait to introduce you to Wendy Samano from Baby Pastries!
What inspired your business name?
My love for cute things!
When did you start baking? When and how did you professional career begin?
I have beautiful memories of my abuelita and I baking in her kitchen when i was young. My professional career started in 2009 when I attended culinary arts school.
I know you also love to cook, but which is your first love..baking or cooking?
Do you still offer catering services?
Yes! you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for seasonal menus and quotes.
Who inspires you?
My mom and Christina Tosi
Do you have any top secret recipes ?
No, i will happily share my recipes with anyone
What is the most ordered item?
My mexican vanilla cake
What is your favorite thing to make?
The process of stacking, filling and frosting a cake is very satisfying.
Finish this sentence …..”Baking is fun, but…"
...can someone else do my dishes?!
Where do you see your business in the next five years?
Farmers market setups or a small storefront where I can offer cake consultations.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
That i like to add color to my life so that life wont be so boring
What quality do you think you need to be a successful baker?
Determination and patience
Do you have any disaster stories that turned into a success?
The nightmare panna cotta martinis I had to make for a wine dinner. They did not set the way i wanted them to, but our guests were happy in the end and it all worked out.
Which creation are you most proud of?
4 tier buttercream wedding cake that i had to make and deliver on my own!
Who would be your dream client? Meaning if you could bake for anyone, who would it be?
Kali Uchis and Solange!
I am so proud to call Wendy a friend, foodie, and fellow woman entrepreneur. Make sure to book Wendy for your next gathering, party or wedding celebration. She made my wedding cake last year :) (pictured below ) Fun fact.. our husband's share the same unique first name! See..it was meant to be.
Wendy Samano email@example.com
Follow Wendy on Instagram @BabyPastries