Bottega Louie is known as a Restaurant, Gourmet Market, Patisserie, and Café located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Their Gourmet Market and Patisserie offer an extensive selection of sweets and savory products. Their customizable and very recognizable pastel gifts boxes are often filled with macarons, pastries, cakes, confections, and sensational chocolates. Earlier this month, Love Luxe Life previewed their new product, custom luxury wedding cakes with James Rosselle at the helm. James Rosselle, passionate about cakes, graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, CA and eagerly approached an opportunity to work with master cake designer Ron Ben Israel in New York City. Much of James’ artistry and technique is derived from the teachings of Ron Ben Israel and his emphasis on detail, creativity, and color. James also credits modern art, fashion and the beauty of nature as inspirations for his spectacular cake designs.
After his time working under Ron Ben Israel, James accepted a position with acclaimed pastry chef Gale Gand, co-owner of TRU restaurant and creator of Food Network’s “Sweet Dreams”. While at TRU, James honed his pastry skills with the guidance and knowledge of Gale Gand. “Learning about kitchen dynamics, recipe development and Gale’s concepts of plated desserts was unforgettable. In the winter of 2007, James moved from Chicago to Orlando, Florida, and worked for world Champion sugar artist and chocolatier Ewald Notter. James was the lead chef instructor in the 24 week European Pastry and Baking Program at the Notter School. It didn’t take long for food network producers to take note of James’ creative streak and sweet personality. Since 2007, four-time winner James Rosselle can be seen on the Food Network series ‘Challenge’ & ‘Last Cake Standing’. In 2011, Desert Professional Magazine named James one of the “Top Ten Cake Artists”. In February 2015, James accepted the Cake Designer position with Bottega Louie in Los Angeles. At Bottega Louie, James is developing the cake program to include special occasion cakes and custom wedding cakes.
Luxe Tip: In addition to the layer cakes available in their gourmet market, Bottega Louie also creates custom cakes for all occasions. For important events such as weddings, birthdays, graduations, baby showers, bridal showers and corporate events, their team will produce a truly unique cake to make your event most memorable.