Chef + Owner
Bryce was a home-baker from her early teens until graduating Culinary school in 2016, after which she moved into professional kitchens in the likes of coffee shops, restaurants, and catering.
She moved to Arizona in 2019 to escape the snowy winters of Colorado and be close to family.
Her favorite things to create are anything out of the ordinary, whether it be flavor or presentation. Large displays and anything interactive have a special place in her heart.
Owning her own business has been a dream as long as Bryce has been baking, and she hopes to transition her business into a store-front and (someday) open a night market to help other small businesses thrive.
An Arizona native, Paula has always possessed a wonder for creating.
Paula first began baking professionally after high school when she jot a job at a franchise near her home helping the lead baker. She has worked in other food production businesses and ultimately landed in catering to further refine her skills, which is where she met Bryce.
She became the first official employee at Pastry Unicorn in May 2021 and has been an invaluable addition to the team since.
"I am looking forward to being able to create and inspire others to create, whichever way that may be. I believe that creativity is a life force."
"Food can be expressive and therefore food can be art."
You should absolutely play with your food.
The power of the perfect bite relies on more than just sugar, salt, heat, or acid - we believe in cultivating an emotional connection. Comfort food doesn't have to be your mom's recipe from 50 years ago (even though one of ours totally is). Allow yourself to reminisce on an experience or emotion that a proper morsel can bring you back to.
Okay, but why a Unicorn?
" 'No' was the best thing that ever happened to me."
"In 2016 I was tasked with creating a card I could give to anyone in my professional field. The caveat was that we couldn’t refer to ourselves as chefs. I knew immediately I wanted to offer something more interesting than “culinarian”. My instructor took one look at the title on my card and said, “No one will hire you with that name.”
I was lined up with a job before I received my diploma."
And so, Pastry Unicorn was born.