About the Team

who we are

At Buttercream, we’re serious about quality in all aspects. From our cakes to our client relations we keep only the best on our team, which is why we’re made up of several talented and hardworking women from all across the country.

In addition to cake, the ladies of Buttercream share a collective passion for travel. Thus, our passions led us to develop a way to ship and travel with our cake anywhere in the country for any occasion.

Our secret ingredient… kindness

Each quarter, Buttercream Design, donates a portion of our proceeds from all orders to an organization that is making the world a better place.

Together we can make a difference, one cake at a time.

meet the ladies of buttercream
ashley ost

owner + creative director | monterey, ca + jackson, wy

My love for sweets started at the age of two and little did I know, this moment would be the beginning of a life long love affair. After graduating from Johnson and Wales University in 2010 with a BS in Baking and Pastry Arts, I moved approximately every two years from one wedding destination to another to soak up as much inspiration + style as possible. These opportunities included Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, The Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, CA and a small cake boutique servicing Boston, MA

In the fall of 2013, I moved to Jackson with my love, Joe, for a “wintry getaway” that developed into our new home. Buttercream then opened for business in 2014 and has grown to include a team all across the country, serving destinations all over through shipping and travel!

Every detail is so important to me, and I take such pride in my work that each cake is perfected. I love the experience that comes with cake and the relationships I build through celebrating events with my clients.

favorite cake : forever ferrero

brigid horigan

lead cake designer | jackson, wy

After receiving a French Literature and Language degree from the University at Buffalo in 2006, I traveled to Europe to use my french language skills as an au pair in Belgium. Upon returning to the States, I decided to make a move to the mountains to ski, live and work in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. As well as a passion for the mountains, I also have a passion for the art of pastry. In 2013 I enrolled in the Patisserie Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. I returned to the Tetons and began working for the Four Seasons Jackson Hole as a pastry cook. After 5 and half years working in a fast paced kitchen, I began work for Ashley at Buttercream Design in Spring 2018. I Could not be more thrilled to be working alongside such a talented and enthusiastic team of woman in such a beautiful area.

favorite cake : lemon

brigid deming

executive assistant + client relations | navarre, fl

I’m from Australia and am currently living in Florida, I’m a people person and I’m an avid lover of all things pretty and sweet! So naturally, I adore working for Ashley and Buttercream Design Co. team! I’ve been a Buttercream team member since early 2018 and have loved learning all things cake from Ashley ever since. I love helping people through their design process whether it’s the most elaborate wedding of the season or a sweet smash cake for a one year old! Ashley’s constantly creating and doesn’t have an off switch. I love being able to help her and her business run smoothly and help make her new ideas into reality.

favorite cake : a reason to celebrate

isla kennedy

logistics + operations | jackson, wy

Originally from Cambridge, UK. I moved to Jackson in August 2013 to be with my now husband to start our family and have a western adventure under the Tetons. With a BA in Communication and Media Studies, passion for a good puzzle, and my love for all things sweet, I fell into my role pretty easy at Buttercream Design Co. I take everyday challenges and make them reality. From cake shipping to destination travel, I don’t believe in failures, I believe in opportunities to grow.

favorite cake : blackberry marscapone

caroline helen

strategy + development | colorado springs, co

I like to think of myself as a “strategic sidekick”, providing a soundboard for ideas as well as marketing and brand strategy to creative small businesses. Equipped with a background in project management and experience in and around the creative community, nothing gives me greater joy than helping entrepreneurs think bigger and tackle their goals, thereby allowing them to impact more clients and lives through their work. Working with Ashley is always fun, new and challenging – we have lots of BIG Buttercream dreams just waiting to be fulfilled. We’re not just in the business of designing cake, but rather in the business of making sweet memories for our clients.

favorite cake : blackberry mascarpone

christine busch

branding + design | charleston, sc

I grew up in the midwest passionate about all things art, worked in advertising for several years, and eventually moved to Charleston, SC where I work remotely with clients from all over the world. I love making things beautiful as well as functional, so I’m in charge of all things branded and designed here at Buttercream. Packaging, advertisements, web design, you name it. I’m focused on supporting entrepreneurs and creative businesses, so helping Ashley grow Buttercream from a dream to a reality is absolutely something I can get behind! And also, who doesn’t love gorgeous, delicious cakes?

favorite cake : lemon raspberry

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