Remember how comforting a chocolate, cream filled snack treat could be with a cold glass of milk… tearing it out of the package and taking that first heavenly bite…or how a Brown SugarCinnamon Toaster Pastry was the perfect way to start your day? Or maybe you had a favorite layer cake that your Mom made only once a year. Perhaps you haven’t found your perfect cake… you’re a searcher, looking for the perfect combination of cake, filling and frosting. Nuts or no nuts? Buttercream or meringue? Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate?

At Cake Monkey, we want everyone to be happy. So we’re baking a variety of cakes and treats sized just for you. Whether you’re having an intimate dinner for two or a large party, there’s a special cake for everyone. If you want to customize your order, just let us know and we’ll make it happen.

So, if you love cake, however you love cake, Cake Monkey Bakery is the place for you.

LISA J. OLIN - Founder/Owner/Cake Lover
Lisa brings nationally recognized, creative, management and operational skills to Cake Monkey. Born and raised in Long Island, Lisa was a Producer/Executive in the film and television industry for 20 years. She helped shepherd many movies and television shows including Wayne’s World, Losing Isaiah and Primal Fear. She was Executive Producer of Roswell which aired on network television for three years starring Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy, Knocked Up) and Dying to Live starring Linda Cardellini (ER) Cake Monkey is the fruition of Lisa’s skills and passion. From its founding in 2007, Cake Monkey has received rave reviews from local and national press and inspired fans around the world.

Initially being an expert on eating cake but not about baking cake or bakeries, Lisa used her vision and skills as a producer, bringing together highly skilled and diverse talents, to create the foundation of a national brand.

Cake is a part of most everyone’s life and so a part of our communities. Lisa believes it is important for Cake Monkey to contribute to the community and has done so by donating to local schools and charities including MEND, Share Our Strength, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Wags & Walks, Los Angeles Zoo, Cultivate LA and KCRW.

ELIZABETH BELKIND - Executive Pastry Chef/Partner
In 2003, Elizabeth Belkind began her career in the kitchen under the tutelage of Nancy Silverton and Kim Boyce at Campanile Restaurant. Three years later, while heading the pastry kitchen at Los Angeles’ highly regarded Grace Restaurant, Elizabeth Belkind was awarded the Star Chefs Rising Star Award. Shortly before this, her much loved "Wednesday Night Donut Shop" at Grace made headlines in Los Angeles and was featured in the Los Angeles Times and Time Magazine, garnering much praise for her menu of made to order doughnuts and ice cream. Elizabeth was awarded the Star Chefs Rising Star Award in 2006.

In 2008, after leaving her post at Grace and searching for a position as a consultant for a vibrant new concept, Elizabeth responded to an employment add which stated “Wanted: Pastry Chef. Must Love Cake.” For Elizabeth, this was a given. And so began her current partnership with founder Lisa Olin as Executive Pastry Chef and Co-Owner of one of Los Angeles’ most beloved bakeries: Cake Monkey Bakery.

For Cake Monkey Bakery, Elizabeth is using her unique style of elegance, whim and playfulness to create amazing recipes using only the finest and freshest ingredients.