About Sugar Cat Studio

Frosting, sprinkles and sugar! Is there anything prettier than a cupcake? At Sugar Cat Studio the belief is yes there is! Add an adorable wrapper to your cupcake and personalize any event.


My name is Alison Riede, and I was inspired to create Sugar Cat Studio because it combined my interests in baking and design. As a Surface Pattern Design major at Syracuse University, I have a passion for colors and patterns. I'll admit it, I'm the first person to buy a bottle of wine because of the pretty label. Whether or not I buy it again depends on the wine, but hey, the cute packaging will hook me every time!

It wasn't until a few years after graduation that I discovered my love of baking, and realized that cupcakes were my new canvas. Frosting is just like paint... any color on the color wheel can be mixed to match your wrappers, your wedding colors, even your shoes!  

When I'm not baking, creating cupcake wrappers, or dreaming up new ideas for theme parties, I enjoy living in Santa Barbara with my own little sugar cat, Mischa, teaching art and cooking classes, and working at a local winery. I love running, watching any Bravo TV show marathon, and traveling to visit friends and family.

Enjoy your visit to Sugar Cat Studio, where every cupcake can become a work of art. If you don’t find the perfect cupcake for your event, just let me know and I will be delighted to customize a design for you. Bon appetit!

Gluten free cupcakes at Sugar Cat Studio

Any cupcake on my menu can be baked gluten-free. Baking delicious, gluten-free cupcakes is especially important to me, because my sister, Catherine, was recently diagnosed with celiac disease. If she has even a trace of gluten, she becomes ill, so I am extremely careful in my baking to make sure each cupcake is completely gluten-free, but tastes amazing as well. Catherine and I have tested out different flour varieties and mixtures to create the best gluten-free cupcakes possible. I've been told you would never know they were gluten-free! Feel free to email me with any questions.

Cahterine and Ali photo collage