Love & Buttercream is a made-to-order, all-from-scratch bakery business in Birmingham! We are committed to providing our customers with baked “greats” that are comforting, warm, and often times whimsical. We are inspired by the past, and seek to reinvent or “twist” the classics to create a different dessert experience– one that takes you back to the tastes of childhood. Love & Buttercream has been named “Best Local Bakery” by Hour Magazine each year since 2014, and was touted to have “The Best Cookies in Metro Detroit” each year since 2013, and "Best Cupcakes" since 2017. We have also been named Eaters “Top Bakeries in Detroit” and Chevy Detroit recognized us as one of the “Best for Holiday Desserts.”
Love & Buttercream is committed to providing nothing but the best for it’s customers. We believe that a little extra TLC goes a long way when it comes to showing how much we truly love what we do. We bake everything from scratch using only the best ingredients. We source our ingredients locally and work with natural and organic products whenever possible. Whether it’s a custom cake, a box of truffles, or wedding cupcakes, we stand by the fact that all you need is a little bit of Love & Buttercream.
Our location in Birmingham features a full service, all-from-scratch bakery, a 1200 square foot production kitchen, a 400 square foot decorating space, a private tasting room for our Brides and large-order clients, two classrooms for public events and private classes, as well as an event space available for parties, showers, and the like! We are so excited to bring Love & Buttercream to the Birmingham area, and to start sharing our knowledge of great pastry with Metro-Detroiters.
Growing up, Brooke spent hours in the kitchen with her mom–stirring batters and licking bowls was a weekly routine in their house. From a young age, Brooke was a do-it-yourselfer, interested not only in the perfect ingredients, but the perfect presentation. Spending precious time with her grandmother, an avid baker who encouraged Brooke to appreciate the beauty in a loaf of bread or a chocolate cake, Brooke learned that baking was a mix of science and art. Having devoted a few years in college debating between a career in Chemistry and Apparel Design (and ultimately settling in Marketing), she realized that she had finally found her niche.
After landing in Chicago post-graduation, Brooke spent two years working in the Innovations department for a well-known restaurant company. Here, Brooke learned the ins and outs of the food service industry, and also learned that it was okay to let her creative juices flow. She spent her days being a restaurant creative, and her nights committed to her baking goals. It was during this time that the vision for Love & Buttercream truly began to take shape.
She attended the French Pastry School in Chicago and, taught by amazing Instructors with extraordinary repertoires and experience, Brooke gained knowledge that she never knew possible. Baking (and eating) everything from croissants to petit fours, marshmallows to wedding cakes, Brooke found a new appreciation and a deeper love for the pastry world. She worked in several bakeries and pastry shops in Chicago, before deciding it was time to take yet another leap.
A few loosened belt loops later, Brooke packed up and headed back to Michigan, deciding it was here that her bakery would finally come to be. Brooke, backed by a truly amazing and unmatched team of talented cake decorators, stylists, and bakers, opened the doors of L&B in October of 2012. Providing wedding cakes, pastries, cupcakes, and many things in between, L&B has been so lucky to create a name for itself in the Metro-Detroit marketplace, and to acquire such amazing and dedicated patrons.