My name is Samantha Boyington; owner of Cardamom! Baking has been hardwired into me since an early age. I come from a long line of awesome home bakers but terrible cooks (sorry Nanna). With my family being Pennsylvania Dutch, the food culture isn’t exactly known for its intense flavor, to say the least; bland, plain, and boring are more like it.
Beautiful wedding cakes, colorful sweets, and abstract plated desserts have always fascinated me so I decided to attend Yorktowne Business Institute; graduating top of my class with a degree in professional baking and pastry arts.
We want them to broaden their horizons; encouraging customers to play with their food, it's ok we won’t tell your mom!
Since early in my professional career, I have been obsessed with using unconventional ingredients in my desserts. One of the worst jobs I’ve ever had turned out to be one of my most influential culinary experiences. Right out of college I interned at a high-end resort hotel; where they were not accommodating for pastry ingredients at all, but some things our kitchen was well stocked with, was foreign spices and fresh herbs.
From there I utilized what was available to me and started incorporating them into my desserts. A whole new world had opened to me and it was amazing! What I learned from then on is that life doesn’t have to be just vanilla and chocolate but it can have a little cardamom thrown in.
My goal is to challenge customers to experience new flavors in familiar ways. Whether it's earl grey tea in a cake batter or lemon balm in ice cream I want the customers’ pallets to experience something new every time they visit.
life doesn’t have to be just vanilla and chocolate but it can have a little cardamom thrown in.
We want them to broaden their horizons and we encourage customers to play with their food, its ok we won’t tell your mom. If you have a flavor combination that’s uniquely you, we would love to try it! That’s how some of our best flavors are created and we want you to be a part of that.
CHRISTINE & JACK // CHARLOTTE, NC
My mouth is STILL watering from the delicious wedding cake they made for us! My husband and I worked with Samantha and have nothing but wonderful things to say about her and Cardamom Bake Co! The cake tasting was SO much fun!! Every cake we tasted was so so so good! We ended up with 5 different flavors for our tiered wedding cake. Not only do they have amazing classics, but they have so many unique flavors that they come up with right in their own bakery! They even made a few gluten-free cupcakes for our guests with allergies! We ended up using a few of their more unique flavors, my personal favorite being the honey lavender rosemary. Seriously though, you can't go wrong with ANY of the flavors they offer!! The cake was so beautiful and still to this day people are talking about the cake and how delicious it was! I am constantly sending people their way. I, myself, will be using them for all special occasions and I don't even live in Seneca. They are THAT GOOD. Thank you Cardamom Bake Co. for being a part of our special day!
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