A girl and her mixer
Pardine Pastries creates custom desserts for particular palates. Just a girl and her mixer, striving to bake uniquely delicious creations to suit any needs. Creating your dream treat is the ultimate goal, whether it is an unusual taste preference or a hard-to-please dietary restriction. Though cakes and cupcakes are the specialty, challenges in any sweet medium are welcomed!
OK, but what's a pardine?
According to the Oxford English dictionary, it is a mid-19th century word meaning, "relating to, resembling, or characteristic of a leopard."
According to me (Kat), I like cats and alliteration. Especially since this way I can be the Pardine Pastry Princess.
Personal Pardines Past and Present
Bustopher Upside Down
Black cat upside down with tongue poking out, being pet by a White hand wearing a silver ring.
Bustopher Jones (all black), Merill (tortoiseshell kitten), Marty (orange tabby), and Tera (brown tabby).
My name is Katarina Spungen, and I am the owner and head baker at Pardine Pastries. I grew up helping my mother in the kitchen, but it wasn't until college that I developed a passion for baking. After graduating from the University of Illinois, I moved to Chicago. Pardine Pastries was started shortly after! From the first paid order in November 2016 until August 2020, it was the perfect side gig while I figured out what I wanted to do next. I ultimately moved to Boston in the Fall of 2020 to pursue a Master's Degree in Theatre Education at Emerson College. Now that I have started to settle into my new city, I'm ready to get back to baking!
Services and Experience
Traditional desserts (cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies, breakfast pastries, etc.)
Dietary substitutions (allergen removal, gluten free, vegan, organic, etc.)
Decorations (buttercream, gumpaste, fondant)