Get to know: Lynnette MacDonald, BN – SWIRL Custom Cakes & Desserts

We get to work with some amazing industry professionals who help us create fabulous pop-up weddings for our clients. When we need a beautiful, and yummy, wedding cake we reach out to Lynnette with SWIRL Custom Cakes & Desserts.

Meet Lynnette

How did you get your start in the industry?

Since I was old enough to stand in the kitchen and help my mom bake I have been baking. Decorating and the pastry arts became a hobby about twenty five years ago and then friends started requesting me to create things for them. Soon people I didn’t even know where calling and making requests and viola a business was born. 

Favourite things about what you do?

Having the honour of adding to the memories of important celebrations in peoples lives.

Seeing people’s faces or their feedback when we create a gravity defying or realism cake and hearing “that’s made of cake- that’s incredible”  

If you were a wedding cake, what would you look like?

A 12tier cake, each tier with painting from the great impressionist artist in history 

What is your favourite season?

Summer - except the heat can be very difficult when dealing with Cakes 

What inspires you?

Romance, peoples stories, chefs who push the boundaries of convention 

Tea of coffee?


Glitter or confetti?


Favourite things about working with Pop-ups?

My favourite thing is working with Erin. She is very hard working and allows us artistic impression. I love the concept that love and the celebration of marriage can be celebrated in the way and concept that Pop-Ups executes. 

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Going to university in my thirties and graduating Deans List with honours after all the schools told me I couldn’t do it based on my high school marks. 

Favourite guilty pleasure?


Favourite quote

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. —Maya Angelou 

About SWIRL Custom Cakes & Desserts

SWIRL Custom Cakes & Desserts founder and head Cake Designer Lynnette MacDonald earned her reputation as one of Canada’s most sought-after cake designers by channeling her unrivalled perfectionism and meticulous attention to detail into creating unique cakes and cupcakes for over 20 years.

SWIRL Custom Cakes & Desserts is more than just an outlet for creativity – it is another outlet to positively impact the lives of others. SWIRL is active in the Calgary community, encouraging young pastry chefs to pursue internships within our kitchen. SWIRL Custom Cakes & Desserts is active in charity work, sponsoring several charity events as well as the arts and entertainment scene in Calgary and surrounding area. A philanthropic approach to business is strong part of our business model and we encourage our staff to take part and give back to the Calgary community.

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