Lisa J. Olin
Founder, Owner & Cake Lover
Born and raised in New York, Lisa moved to Los Angeles after college to begin her career in the entertainment industry. After working with producer David Kirschner on the film Child’s Play and then producer Hawk Koch on Wayne’s World 2, Losing Isaiah and Primal Fear, Lisa partnered with actor/director Jonathan Frakes and together they executive produced the hit series, Roswell and TV movie, Dying to Live. After fulfilling her dream of becoming a Producer in the film and television industry, Lisa decided to utilize her producing skills and start a new business of her own.
Having a lifelong passion for cake and snack treats, Lisa set about to create a unique bakery where everyone’s cake craving could be satisfied (even the picky eaters!). Being an expert on eating cake, but not about baking cake, she set out to hire a pastry chef who shared her love of cake and tmet Elizabeth Belkind. Elizabeth worked with Lisa to develop a line of classic American snack treats and whimsical mini cakes, made with a modern and sophisticated twist.
Cake Monkey has grown from a tiny custom order business operating out of Lisa’s home kitchen to a thriving wholesale business, a 6,000 square foot production facility and a successful retail and online storefront. Cake Monkey is the fruition of Lisa’s skills and passion!
WHERE WE ARE NOW
Cake Monkey products can be found in over 80 shops throughout the Southern California area and we ship nationwide through our own website, Goldbelly and DoorDash.
Though no longer involved in the day to day operations of Cake Monkey, the recipes Elizabeth Belkind developed are made beautifully by the talented bakers at Cake Monkey, led by the talented Ana Monterroso, and have provided a strong foundation upon which we excitedly continue to create new products.