About Butterfly Bakery

Butterfly Bakery began in March of 2009. From fresh breakfast pastries, decadently decorated sugar cookies, or an original occasion or wedding cake for your special event, anything you can think up—we can create. Butterfly Bakery products are always made fresh, from scratch, using quality ingredients.

Our innovative designs and attention to detail truly make every item a piece of edible artwork. We will do our best to make sure every detail of your creation is absolutely unforgettable.


Our Team

Katie O’Connor-Cake Designer and Executive Decorator

Katie has been decorating and designing cakes for over 13 years. Growing up in Ft. Calhoun, Nebraska, Katie was unique in her love of art and pursuit of artistic excellence, winning multiple awards with a variety of artistic mediums. She discovered a new outlet for her talent when she began working at a bakery. She has won regional awards and national recognition for her work before becoming executive decorator at Butterfly Bakery. Katie delights in making people smile through fun cakes for their parties. Her specialty is vintage, boho looking cakes and food themed cakes.

Jessica Misner-Cake Wizard

Jessica has a background in fine art as a painter and a sculptor. She has applied her aesthetic talents to cakes for more than 8 years becoming a real master of the art. She specializes in using fondant, making sculpted and 3D cakes, and working with decorative airbrush techniques. She has considered herself an artist her whole life and is inspired by creativity itself.

Kendra Porter-Executive pastry chef

Kendra is a Lincoln native who cultivated a love for baking from a young age while helping her mom. She has a degree in food service and hospitality with a focus in pastry. She also has experience working as a cake decorator for a major grocery chain. She loves creating new twists on old favorites, finding the perfect blend of flavor combinations that will make her customers roll their eyes with a delighted “mmmm!”



Justin and Mindy Van Wart-Owners

Justin and Mindy LOVE quality, artistic, and tasty pastry and love being on a team bringing decadence and deliciousness to the Lincoln community. It’s an honor to be a part of so many people’s special occasions.


We couldn’t make this magic happen without the invaluable help of our part-time staff who wash dishes, take photos, mop the floors, and generally keep us up & running.  They are super stars, too.