Shannon Gaston is the owner, operator and creator of Crushcakes Cupcakery & Café. Food is her greatest passion and has been for as long as she can remember! Shannon was born and raised in the restaurant business, the kitchen doubling as her playground, the long bar counter and cushy chairs her living room. Shannon learned how to cut a whole chicken before she was 10, cooking up meals for her family of homemade soups, pastas, roasted meats and more! She loved toning her baking talents using her mother’s old Kitchen Aide mixer, so long in the family, it delivered a shock every time she screwed in the metal bowl!
Speaking aloud to her make believe audience while baking her treats, Shannon perfected her homemade chocolate chip cookies by the time she was 12. Her father still requests them to this day!
Now Shannon speaks aloud to a real audience, her amazing customers and staff! She loves sharing her passion for food in her scratch made delights, baked goods, soups, salads and sandwiches every day. Shannon is so grateful to be here in this community living her dream every day. Crushcakes & Café is an amazing place to spend your time, whether enjoying a cupcake and cup of Intelligentsia coffee or eating breakfast or lunch with friends and family.
Thank you for coming and we look forward to seeing you soon!!!
Crushcakes & Café places our earth at the top of our VIP list.
We use only earth sustainable disposable products and to-go ware. From our recyclable bakery boxes to our compostable sandwich and salad containers, we make sure that taking care of our earth for the long term is one of our highest priorities.
At Crushcakes & Café we believe in assisting our community in any way we can. Our community is vital to our success… without you, we would not be in business! Thank you!
- Local and State Fire Departments
- The Red Cross
- Domestic Violence Solutions
- Community Kitchen
- Food From The Heart
- Pacific Pride Foundation
- The Friendship Center
- Starr King Parent Child Workshop
- Unity Shoppe
- Santa Barbara County Parks
- SB Foresters
- San Marcos Parent Child Workshop
- Goleta Vally Girls Softball Association
- Goleta Union Schools
- Santa Barbara School District
- Boys and Girls Club
- Assistance League
- The Mental Health Association
- Santa Barbara High School
- Cancer Center of Santa Barbara
- Just Communities
- Environmental Defense Center
- Santa Barbara Police Department
- Our Lady of Sorrows Church
- Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
- Legal Aid Foundation of SB
and many more…