Owner & Chef
Born and raised on Maui, Hawaii Tiffany moved to New York City at the age of 18. Her love affair with food began almost immediately. She attended the culinary arts program at the Institute of Culinary Education and went on to work as a pastry assistant at Union Square Café and Ilo Restaurant in the Bryant Park Hotel. She was later awarded the title of pastry chef at Michelin star restaurants CRU followed by another Michelin starred property, Allen and Delancey.
In 2009, Tiffany and her husband, Chef Kyle Bailey, moved to DC to open Birch & Barley, which not only received 3 stars from The Washington Post but also gave her the platform to be awarded the honor of Best Pastry Chef by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington in 2010. During her 5 years with the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, she ran the pastry program for 14 properties including Buzz Bakery and GBD Fried Chicken and Doughnuts. Tiffany was also selected as a James Beard Award semi-finalist 3 years in a row and was featured in several publications such as Food & Wine, The Local Palate, and Art Culinaire.
Lead Decorator & Partner
Alex is a native New Yorker and, after graduating from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, spent several years in New York cooking at top shops such as Bouley Bakery, Bedford Post and later Mercato where she first stepped into the role of pastry chef. She specializes in all things refined, such as macarons, hand dipped chocolates and, most of all, beautiful, couture wedding cakes and dessert tables. She was a featured guest on Ace of Cakes as the winner of American Cancer Society’s Taste More Birthdays Campaign. After moving to DC in 2010 she accepted a position as pastry sous chef at Buzz Bakery. From there she graduated to the position of lead decorator and from there helped grown the wedding cake and celebration cake program at the bakery. At Buttercream Bakeshop Alex will continue to offer her brides top notch customer service and create wedding cakes and dessert tables that complete their wedding vision.