About Us

Honey Bee is co-owned by Carina Lahmeyer and Vanessa Higgins, two Brazilians who’ve lived in SLO for a little over 2 years. Honey Bee was founded to bring the unique flavors of Brazilian sweets to the Central Coast of California. Our primary product is a Honey Cake or “Pão de Mel” in Portuguese. Pão de Mel is a very common dessert in Brazil where the little cakes were adapted from a Russian recipe called “pryaniki”. We love seeing people try our cakes for the first time and try to guess the spices we use! We also meet many Brazilians at our events and Farmer’s Markets and it is a real pleasure to hear that the flavors are authentic and remind them of home. Honey cakes are great for any occasion and we can help you personalize them for your party or corporate event. All of our products go great with the SLO lifestyle.  You can enjoy them on the go while wine tasting or having a picnic at the park.  Making and selling special sweets from our childhood has been a wonderful experience so far and we hope we’re just getting started on our cake journey!! 🙂

 Thank you for being here! Thank you for your support! You are the reason we do this labor of love.  

Meet the Momma Bees

Carina is a trained architect from Niteroi, Rio De Janeiro and mother of 2 girls and a boy. She comes from a large family where potluck get-togethers are the norm – everyone is responsible to bring at least one dish. So cooking has always been both a necessity and a passion for her. 

Vanessa is a business major with an MBA from the federal capital of Brasilia and a mother of 2 boys. She travels to eat new things and lets her taste buds guide her in the kitchen. She remembers learning how to bake cakes with her dad when she was just 10 years old, using the blender her parents got for their wedding.

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