The Cupcake Lounge is owned and operated by spouses Laura Porter and Mylène Côté. Both Laura and Mylène were born in Ontario, with Laura growing up in Ottawa and Mylène in Casselman. Laura and Mylène completed their undergrad studies in social science, with Laura then deciding to complete the Baking and Pastry Arts program at Algonquin College. Mylène found her passion in social work, and works as a youth in transition worker full-time while offering support to her wife Laura, who takes care of the business. 

After a few years of Laura working as the manager for The Cupcake Lounge, the opportunity to take over arose, and Laura and Mylène jumped at the chance to own the business, that has been a staple in Ottawa for over 12 years. 

With the experience Laura has from the Baking and Pastry Arts program, the knowledge gained from working alongside the previous owner, and the support of her wife, friends and family, the position of owner is a perfect fit. 

Laura Porter