Back in Pittsburgh after a long hiatus!

We use the best ingredients to bake the best treats

The Sugar Fairy bakes with unsalted butter, fresh fruits, pure Madagascar Vanilla, premium Chocolates… you get the idea. Our sweets are always fresh and always yummy!


Our cupcakes are made with real ingredients and are finished with our homemade buttercream and chocolate fudge icings!


Once upon a time dessert was served on a plate… Get with the now! Try our “Lollys”, sweet little desserts on a stick. Clean hands, clean plates…big smiles!

Custom Cakes

We want your cake to reflect your unique style and personality. We can design your cake based upon invitations or theme of your event.

The Sugar Fairy

California-born April Simpson has cooked and baked around the country in notable places such as Rover’s in Seattle, The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, The Fairmont Hotel in Chicago and the Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh. She’s taught Pastry Arts at the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, and now she runs her own business: Vanilla Pastry Studio.

The shop is stocked with creative cakes, cookies, brownies and scones. Her signature confections are soft-centered “Lollys” – desserts on a stick – offering such enticing flavors as salted caramel custard, white chocolate raspberry and key lime pie. She also works with caterers to custom design wedding and special event cakes.

Flavor combinations

Our cupcake combinations are ever-changing, so check with us to see what we whipped up today!

  • Vanilla/Vanilla
  • Vanilla/Caramel
  • Lemon
  • Raspberry Cream
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Coconut
  • Key Lime
  • Mango-Passionfruit
  • Grapefruit
  • Vanilla/Chocolate
  • Vanilla/Dulce de Leche
  • PB & J
  • Chocolate/Chocolate
  • Chocolate/Fudge
  • Chocolate/Espresso
  • Chocolate/Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate/Peppermint
  • Chocolate/Caramel
  • Chocolate/Raspberry
  • Chocolate/Vanilla
  • Cookies n’ Cream
  • And many more!

Wedding & Custom Cakes

Vanilla Pastry Studio wants your cake to reflect your unique style and personality. We have several designs to spark your imagination and we welcome photos and pictures from magazines and Pinterest. We can also custom design your cake based upon invitations, linens, or the theme of the event.

Come on In!


6014 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(East Liberty)


Thursday: 11am – 6pm
Friday: 11am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Note: We will be closed from March 10-27th


  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • The more information you can provide about the treats you are interested in, the better. Thank you!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.