MCM Located in the Galleria Mall,
Mt. Lebanon, PA
Welcome to ChattyCupcakes
Combining techniques from all over the world, we love to merge beauty with delicious recipes for our cupcakes & cakes, to bring you the best experience for any occasion.
What distinguishes ChattyCupcakes from other bakeries?
“Blame it on my Grandmother”
During my childhood, I was grateful to spend a lot of time on my Grandmother's farm. She was a hard worker, taking care of her farm after my Grandfather passed away---daily milking cows, planting gardens, and baking.
Grandma's kitchen was a simple style and always filled with homemade baking aromas of breads, custard cups, cookies, candies, cakes, pies. Farm living required using pure ingredients--apples from the orchard, berries from the patch, fresh cream & butter from cows, nuts from trees--all used in her baking.
Great life lessons came from Grandma's kitchen, but her baking style is one I'll always remember.
Baking from scratch with pure ingredients is far superior to the quick mixes and canned fillings used today.
Having a full-time career that involved extensive travel allowed me to further explore my love of fine baking. Many trips throughout Europe have confirmed the simplicity of fresh ingredients is the basis all good pastries.
I've put all that I learned into the quality and creativity that is basis of ChattyCupcakes.
“Blame it on my mom”
I was lucky to go on many excursions with my Mom as she traveled for her work. Not only did I get out of school, but I was able to learn so much from the experiences.
No matter where we were, at the end of her work day we looked for local pastry shops to do "research." I have memories from San Francisco to Chicago, to Philadelphia, But I really appreciated my experiences traveling throughout Europe, especially Italy.
On one trip, we planned visits to the most popular bakeries throughout London. We even took Master Baking Classes from Gerhardt, owner of Konditor & Cook and visited Beas of Bloomsbury, Lola's, Peggy Porschen, Primrose Bakery--all very popular bakeries in the city.
We topped off with an evening at The Ritz in London.
Wow, just wow.
I'm so grateful for my experiences and will continue to learn that all I can to evolve my style of cake design for future ChattyCupcakes & Cakes.