Des and Aisling are the couple behind La Cava Cakery. Both from Ireland, they fell in love with Barcelona and moved here in 2010. They currently live in the Eixample, not far from La Cava Cakery with their three children. Aisling’s happiest memories from her childhood are those spent baking “fairy cakes” (another word for cupcakes) with her mum. “I loved the fact you could make all these mini cakes with individual flavours in one batch. You can make a taste to suit everyone!” Aisling says. Des and Aisling are no strangers to the catering industry or hard work. They previously had a food concept franchise in Barcelona, while Des is a former county GAA footballer and used to taking on a big challenge or two. 

While they are both ambitious, growing a family business is at the heart of what they do, and while cupcakes remind them fondly of their roots in Ireland, their Cava is most definitely a celebration of their new Catalan home.