Amanda Wyatt, Owner
Amanda graduated from the University of Illinois with an Engineering degree, spent 8 years in Corporate Marketing, then left to pursue a path of entrepreneurship, launching the Cream & Flutter brand in April of 2008. Amanda is inspired by passionate, talented people and loves seeing beautiful design come to life in three dimensions. When she is not working at Cream & Flutter, Amanda is designing and remodeling homes for clients in Western North Carolina as part of her second business, Willow James Construction. She spends much of her free time chasing after her two year old son, Rowan, and her spirited Goldendoodles, Fiona and Finnegan. Amanda credits her success in business to her razor sharp, handsome, and endlessly supportive husband, Bart, to her fabulous and fanciful sister, Trish, who inspired the brand, and to her impressive staff, who gets up every day and works hard to bring Cream & Flutter to life.
Whitney Henson, Regional Manager and Executive Pastry Chef
Whitney is a trained pastry chef who graduated from culinary school, with a Pastry Arts degree, in 2013. With a passion for the wedding industry and a small business atmosphere, Whitney joined the Cream & Flutter team shortly after graduating as a part-time baking and batters’ employee, in the Champaign IL location. She is now the acting General Manager for the Cashiers, NC storefront and also the Regional Manager for both Cream & Flutter locations. She creates and refines Cream & Flutter's recipes to ensure they are fresh and delicious, and most enjoys the creativity that comes with recipe testing and building wedding and specialty cakes. She tributes her ever-growing love for the pastry to her kind and patient husband, Kyle, who always encourages her to pursue her passions. When she is not baking for humans, Whitney loves baking treats for her dogs Cheyenne and Mia, collecting vintage Pyrex, crafting, and making obscure Harry Potter references.
Nathan Bouton, Champaign Kitchen Manager
Nathan's passion for food started at a young age, watching his Grandma make breakfast from a step-stool every Saturday morning. His passion for pastry came from watching his mom make cakes, who has been a cake decorator for as long as he can remember. He loves to make food and pastry that is good enough to make people stop eating, take a moment, and just smile. That reaction of simply improving someone's day through the love of food, is what drives him to be better. Nathan studied Psychology for many years before his passion for food was reignited and he started cooking again. From there, he has never looked back. He chose Cream & Flutter because he knew how much we care about quality and producing pastry the right way. He stated, "I wanted to work for the best, so that I could hopefully be the best, and I knew Cream & Flutter could help me reach my goal of becoming a Chef." Nathan recently married his beautiful wife Sarah, who shares his passion for food, and always encourages him to be better everyday. Nathan is the Kitchen Operations Manager for the Champaign, IL store. He helps to produce great quality pastries, along with custom and wedding orders, and over-sees the general day-to-day operations of the kitchen.
Mandy Naron, Cashiers Kitchen Manager
Mandy is a native of Southern Louisiana. She is married with three boys and three furry daughters. She began in the professional pastry kitchen at Old Edwards Inn and Spa, where she was taught the fundamentals. She was the Pastry Chef for a local restaurant and has had her desserts published in WNC magazine. She brings a natural talent to Cream and Flutter Cashiers that was passed down from her grandmother Betty. In her free time she enjoys watching her boys play sports, the company of her dogs and her husband cooking dinner on his days off.
Hillary Casey, Champaign Customer Service Manager
Hillary, a self proclaimed pastry addict, comes to us with a wide range of talents and experience. She has spent many years working as a cake designer and manager for a variety of bakeries in the Central Illinois area. Her passion for baking and cake decorating can be traced all the way back to her childhood, most holidays spent decorating cookies with her family.
Working her way through high school and college, Hillary honed and expanded her decorating skills by working with different mediums such as buttercream, whipped fostings, icing gels and creating ice cream cakes. Upon graduation from college, Hillary's flair for creativity really shined, competing in company wide decorating contests and helping bride's plan for their perfect day.
When Hillary is not working she can be found practicing faith-based calligraphy, reading dystopian fiction novels, and spending a cozy night in with her boyfriend and two cats.