Our Story 2017-08-04T15:08:35+00:00

Our Story

STL Cake Pops is a family owned and run business, that was founded in 2009 by Rachel Sarino under the name Cat In A Basket LLC. After being laid off from the corporate world, Rachel put her creativity to work designing custom gift baskets and personalized gifts. In 2010, she introduced cake pops to the vast array of unique gifts available through Cat In A Basket. It wasn’t long before they caught on and Rachel found herself making cake pops almost exclusively.  The decision to re-brand the business came in the Summer of 2014 and STL Cake Pops was launched. In the Fall of 2014, the next phase of expansion came with acquiring a dedicated commercial kitchen space in the Historic Frenchtown area of St. Charles.

Rachel SarinoOwner, Rachel Sarino is actively involved in her community through a variety of activities. She currently serves as the Missouri Area Director for Women’s Power Networking, a networking organization for women entrepreneurs and received the Beyond the Best, Business Excellence Award by StreetScape in 2013. She is a wife, mom and volunteer. When not making cake pops, Rachel can be found teaching Sunday School, working with the St. Louis Crisis Nursery, donating sweet treats to Sweet Celebrations, and rescuing cats with her family through the Underground Railroad Rescued Kitty Network.

STL Cake Pops specializes in custom cake pops, character cake pops, cookie cakes, a variety of chocolate covered treats and more. We welcome walk-ins and always have a variety of treats stocked up for a special treat, last minute gift or dessert. We also have cold and hot drinks, some inside and patio seating (our porch is pet friendly). Speaking of pets, we have All Natural dog treats and Cake Pups made right here in our bakery.

Our expertise is in designing employee and client recognition programs for our corporate clients who are made up of staffing companies, small to medium sized businesses and large multinationals. But we also create one of a kind unique treats for theme parties, events and weddings.

We look forward to creating with you!