Gina "Gigi" Butler
Gigi's Cupcakes Founder and Local Baker
Gigi's Cupcakes of Broadway is the original Gigi's Cupcakes location, and where you can often find Gigi baking cupcakes and serving customers.
Gigi's story is widely known these days, but in case you don't know much about how this little cupcake bakery first got off the ground, read on as Gigi tells it in her own words.
"Gigi’s Cupcakes didn’t start with dozens of stores all over America. In fact, it barely started at all. It started as just one cupcake. Baked and decorated with my mom in my kitchen. It was my mom’s way of showing me how much she loved being with me, and it made me want to do the same thing for others. But it took 20 years for this passion of mine to become a business. I first owned a cleaning business in a small desert town in California.
Eventually I moved to Nashville and worked at Red Lobster, so I could wait tables during the day and sing at night. My dream at the time was to become a country music star — how original, right? But little did I know that all those hours spent baking with my mom would eventually lead to a dream even I couldn’t have dared to imagine: In 2008, I started a cupcake bakery!
It wasn’t easy starting a business. And honestly, it’s not easy running it now. It takes a lot of very hard work, not just by me but by my entire team. We have poured our lives into every detail of every single cupcake we make. My mom and I still bake together, coming up with new and exciting cupcake creations that eventually find their way to our Gigi’s locations all over the United States.
It’s a passion we love to share with others...still, one cupcake at a time! We hope to meet you the next time you visit us at Gigi's Cupcakes in Nashville!