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Catarah Coleman &
Shoneji Robison

Co-Owners

Founded in 2007, Southern Girl Desserts is co-owned by Catarah Coleman and Shoneji Robison, who combined their family recipes to create a Southern cupcake and dessert arsenal. We pride ourselves on turning real ingredients into distinct and comforting ‘delectables. Everything is made with love, and we never cut corners.Both Coleman and Robison were raised in Florida and attended Florida A&M University, but did not meet until they relocated to the West Coast and were introduced by a fellow Delta Sigma Theta sorority sister. Coleman noticed that the City of Angels was in need of some Southern hospitality and flair, and what better way to showcase the flavors she grew up with than through a Southern-focused bakery. Six months after the launch of Southern Girl Desserts, Robison, an actress, joined as co-owner, bringing in a matching love for baking and a hearty list of potential celebrity clientele. The Dessert Divas worked together to build a successful business based upon the baking and the hospitality of their childhood. “We want to remind our guests of all the great flavors found in the South,” Robison explains. “We’re just two Southern girls who love to bake, and we want to share that love with others.”

The women pride themselves on their time-honored recipes, learned through many years of home-cooking. Most recipes are family-inspired, but plenty flavor combinations are dreamed up by the Dessert Divas themselves. Coleman and Robison received national recognition when they competed on and won Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars.” The women were bestowed with a $10,000 prize and the opportunity to cater the Chicago Toy and Game Fair, a black-tie gala. The women are also featured for their celebrity dessert catering on E! Network’s “L.A. Sugar, and recently introduced nationwide shipping.

Celebrities LOVE Southern Girl Desserts! Some of their most famous customers have included Denzel Washington, Earvin Magic Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, Mariah Carey, Misty Copeland, Nick Cannon, Yvonne Orji, Stevie Wonder, and many more. 

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