Cakes

Wedding White, Yellow Butter, 

Lemon Pound Cake, Orange Zest, Tres Leches,

Marble, Chocolate Butter, LoCo Devil’s Food,

Walnut, Mocha Spice

 

Fillings & frostings

Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream, Spanish Almonds, Lemon Curd, 

Cherry Jam, Raspberry Jam, Sugared Strawberries

Vanilla Bean Buttercream, Mocha Buttercream,

Dark Chocolate Truffle Ganache, 

Chocolate Fudge Buttercream, Brown Sugar Buttercream, 

Grand Marnier Buttercream

 

TO SCHEDULE A CAKE CONSULTATION, I INVITE YOU TO CONTACT ME BELOW.

 

BAKES coming soon.

TARTS

Coconut Key Lime:  Coconut Macaroon Cookie w/ Key Lime Cream

Lemon Meringue:  Tart Lemon Curd with Toasted Meringue Frosting

 COOKIES

Chocolate Truffle Sandwich

Orange Blossom French Macaron

Texas Chocolate Chip

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Natalie Manzanares

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Natalie's earliest memories were of holiday celebrations with meals made by the whole family, and trips with her mother to local restaurants and bakeries around town.  She often found herself curious as to what she was eating and where it came from.  Inspired by her family and her food-centric hometown, she began experimenting in the kitchen with both sweet and savory dishes.  It wasn't until after working at a restaurant during high school that she realized where her true passion lies...baking!

Following high school, Natalie moved to Northern Virginia.  After living here for a year, she decided it was time to pursue her dream of becoming a baker.  Realizing that in order to fully embrace her passion, she needed to learn the fundamentals and respect for the tools, so she enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America.  In 2007, she graduated from the CIA in Hyde Park, New York with an Associate's Degree in the Baking & Pastry Arts.  It was here that Natalie learned the importance of supporting local farmers and using fresh, high quality ingredients. 

In 2013, she moved to Lansdowne, Virginia with her husband Justin.  Today she makes fresh, delicious bakes from scratch using as many local and seasonal ingredients as possible.

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LANSDOWNE, VIRGINIA

Custom Bakes

By Appointment Only

info@thelocobaker.com

703.389.6008