Employee Spotlight // Amanda


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Due to our busy wedding season (SO GRATEFUL), we missed our Employee Spotlight for the month of August! However, this worked out in Amanda’s favor because she is now being featured in the spotlight during her birthday month of September! If you ever had the pleasure of working with Amanda, I am sure you know how passionate she is about her work. She is fully dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of her clients are completely satisfied on their big day! Whether it is a wedding day or any other special occasion – Amanda’s main focus is to always bring the customer’s vision to life! From a first-hand perspective, I can tell you that she does just that and so much more! Let’s get to know a Amanda a little better with a Q&A…


What is your position at BCZ and what do you do?

I am the Director of Special Events. I consult with clients regarding their upcoming events (weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, showers, etc.!) to plan their big day!


When did you start at BCZ?

October of 2013


What is your favorite bakery item here?

That is an unfair question…how does one choose?! If I have to pick just one item, it would be our chocolate chip cookie. It is the BEST I have ever had!Araujo Photography


All-time favorite cake (Design Wise)?

The wedding cake for Candace Sarris’ wedding that was displayed hanging from a chandelier! It was breathtaking! I also loved the Boxer groom’s cake we did for Eric Tangradi because I have a baby boxer too!


What is your favorite cupcake flavor?

Salted Caramel + PB+J… can’t pick one!


What is your favorite thing about working at Bella Christie and Lil’ Z’s?

Truly, everything. But, the best thing is getting to know each client and seeing their event progress from concept to execution. It is so wonderful to be such a big part of someone’s special day!


If you could travel anywhere, where would you choose and why?

Paris – it is so romantic! And, Bora Bora to stay in a bungalow over the water!


Who is your favorite music artist?

John Legend, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Bruno Mars


What is your favorite song currently?

Currently loving Make Me Wanna by Thomas Rhett and love to get down to the Wobble!


Who is your role model/hero in life?

My mother. She is the most amazing, kind, genuine, and sweet person I know!


What is your all-time favorite movie?Amanda

13 Going on 30 + Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but I’m really a reality television addict.


Favorite movie actress/actor?

Audrey Hepburn, Leighton Meester, Jennifer Garner + Gerard Butler


Favorite quote of all time?

“Let go and let God”, “You can shake the sand from your shoes, but it will never leave your soul” “Never miss a chance to sparkle”


What are some of your favorite Pittsburgh restaurants?

Stack’d, Rose Tea Café, Carmi Family Restaurant, Square Café, Olive or Twist – just to name a few!


Do you have any pets?

Kia, my spoiled Boxer dog and Serena, my Betta fish – I will also be adding a turtle in the near future!


What is your favorite animal?

Dogs are my favorite pet and white snow leopards are my favorite animal.


We hope this Q&A helped you get to know Amanda a little better! If you are looking for an extravagant cake or an amazing selection of sweets for your special day, please feel free to contact her at – Amanda@asweetboutique.com


As always – Thank you for reading!

Have a sweet day, xoxo