Let's butter you up!


I’m Ashley Holt, Pastry Chef, Cake Artist, Culinary Producer and Food Stylist. Welcome to Sugar Monster—my quirky world of cake artistry, Bake Squad buddies, fun times and good vibes. 

I grew up in Georgia, live in Connecticut, work in Texas and California, and love traveling everywhere in between. 

After trading the hot lights of fashion in the pages of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar for the radiating heat of the bake oven— I took the prize in the TLC series Cake Boss: Next Great Baker. Winning makes a girl hungry, so I went on to Food Network’s Chopped, The New York Cake Show (2016 shoe category /2017 Best In Show) and placed second on Food Network’s Dessert Games and FYI’s Cake Fest. You may have found me through any of these or maybe by way of the fabulous Christina Tosi’s Bake Squad on Netflix. No matter, I am glad you are here. 

My work has appeared on the Today Show, in Martha Stewart Living and Magnolia Table.

My goal is to spread buttercream, sprinkles, joy and love in equal parts. I hope you’ll monster along with me. 

Xo, Ashley

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