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Founder & Culinary Creator of Gigi's Cupcakes

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 Gigi Butler Biography

The inspiring story of Gina “Gigi” Butler captures the heart of those who meet her as she’s living her own American Dream. The entrepreneur and founder of Gigi’s Cupcakes admits her story of success is full of sweet irony. Gigi opened her first Gigi’s Cupcakes location just off of music row in Nashville, TN in 2008. In eight short years, Gigi’s is now the largest cupcake franchise in the world with 101 locations and counting. But when Gigi moved from California to Nashville in 1994, building a sweet empire was never part of her plan.

The singer/songwriter moved to Nashville to pursue her dream of a career in the music industry only to discover success in the culinary arts years later. An entrepreneur at the early age of 15 years old, she opened her first business, Gigi’s Cleaning Company and continued that business when she landed in Music City. She cleaned houses during the day and sang at local honky tonks at night. After a decade of pursuing music, Gigi decided to step back and focus on her financial future. She decided to take a chance on another passion – baking.

Gigi learned her cupcake craft at an early age, being taught unique family recipes dating back to great, great aunts who were bakery owners in Oklahoma. As an adult, Gigi felt that baking was becoming a lost art that needed to be resurrected. Even though people rarely have time to bake from scratch, they still enjoy eating delicious home baked goods, especially ones that remind them of their childhood – like a cupcake.

After being turned down by various banks, she leveraged several personal credit cards to fund the business and gambled everything she had to open her first location on February 21, 2008 with only $33 left to her name. Fortunately, her sweet treats quickly became Nashville’s delicacy dessert of choice. Soon after, Gigi’s Franchising, Inc. was born and Gigi’s Cupcakes locations began popping up throughout the south and now across the country.

Gigi’s Cupcakes are a full sensory experience and each cupcake is fresh out of the oven, baked with attention to detail and finished with an artist’s touch. Each handmade cupcake is made with the finest and freshest ingredients like Saigon Cinnamon, Madagascar Vanilla, farm fresh creamy butter, hand selected fruits and nuts, along with the smoothest cream cheese. While the menu is continually updated with new seasonal cupcakes, Gigi’s offers an incredible variety of custom flavored cupcakes as well as new creations like Gigi’s Stuffed Cookies and Gigi’s Cheesecakes among their product lineup.

The gamble paid off as her franchise locations grossed an estimated $43 million in sales in 2013. Gigi admits she’s living the unexpected American Dream as she risked it all on an idea hoping customers would love her creations.

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The Secret Ingredient: Recipes for Success in Business and Life

The Secret Ingredient: Recipes for Success in Business and Life

Speaking Topics
  • Stepping Out in Faith: Allowing God to Lead Your Business

  • Finding Your Inner Wonder Woman: Be Your Own Superhero

  • Becoming Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: The Journey of an Entrepreneu

  • The Unlikely American Dream: Housekeeper to CEO

  • The Ingredients to Success: Overcoming Fear as an Entrepreneur

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gigi Butler for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gigi Butler for your next private or corporate function.
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Founder & Culinary Creator of Gigi's Cupcakes

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Gigi Butler Biography

The inspiring story of Gina “Gigi” Butler captures the heart of those who meet her as she’s living her own American Dream. The entrepreneur and founder of Gigi’s Cupcakes admits her story of success is full of sweet irony. Gigi opened her first Gigi’s Cupcakes location just off of music row in Nashville, TN in 2008. In eight short years, Gigi’s is now the largest cupcake franchise in the world with 101 locations and counting. But when Gigi moved from California to Nashville in 1994, building a sweet empire was never part of her plan.

The singer/songwriter moved to Nashville to pursue her dream of a career in the music industry only to discover success in the culinary arts years later. An entrepreneur at the early age of 15 years old, she opened her first business, Gigi’s Cleaning Company and continued that business when she landed in Music City. She cleaned houses during the day and sang at local honky tonks at night. After a decade of pursuing music, Gigi decided to step back and focus on her financial future. She decided to take a chance on another passion – baking.

Gigi learned her cupcake craft at an early age, being taught unique family recipes dating back to great, great aunts who were bakery owners in Oklahoma. As an adult, Gigi felt that baking was becoming a lost art that needed to be resurrected. Even though people rarely have time to bake from scratch, they still enjoy eating delicious home baked goods, especially ones that remind them of their childhood – like a cupcake.

After being turned down by various banks, she leveraged several personal credit cards to fund the business and gambled everything she had to open her first location on February 21, 2008 with only $33 left to her name. Fortunately, her sweet treats quickly became Nashville’s delicacy dessert of choice. Soon after, Gigi’s Franchising, Inc. was born and Gigi’s Cupcakes locations began popping up throughout the south and now across the country.

Gigi’s Cupcakes are a full sensory experience and each cupcake is fresh out of the oven, baked with attention to detail and finished with an artist’s touch. Each handmade cupcake is made with the finest and freshest ingredients like Saigon Cinnamon, Madagascar Vanilla, farm fresh creamy butter, hand selected fruits and nuts, along with the smoothest cream cheese. While the menu is continually updated with new seasonal cupcakes, Gigi’s offers an incredible variety of custom flavored cupcakes as well as new creations like Gigi’s Stuffed Cookies and Gigi’s Cheesecakes among their product lineup.

The gamble paid off as her franchise locations grossed an estimated $43 million in sales in 2013. Gigi admits she’s living the unexpected American Dream as she risked it all on an idea hoping customers would love her creations.

Gigi Butler Videos

  • Gigi Butler
    Gigi Butler, is always asked, “How did you do it?” As the founder of the largest, fastest-growing bakery franchise in the world, Gigi's...
  • Gigi Butler Gigi's Cupcakes - YouTube
    Gigi Butler has enjoyed sharing her inspirational story with others as she is living her own American Dream. The entrepreneur and founder of ...

Gigi Butler Books

Gigi Butler Speaking Topics

  • Stepping Out in Faith: Allowing God to Lead Your Business

  • Finding Your Inner Wonder Woman: Be Your Own Superhero

  • Becoming Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: The Journey of an Entrepreneu

  • The Unlikely American Dream: Housekeeper to CEO

  • The Ingredients to Success: Overcoming Fear as an Entrepreneur

FAQs on booking Gigi Butler

  • How to book Gigi Butler?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Gigi Butler for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Gigi Butler, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Gigi Butler or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Gigi Butler?

    Booking fees for Gigi Butler, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gigi Butler, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Gigi Butler?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gigi Butler for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gigi Butler for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Gigi Butler or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Gigi Butler or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Gigi Butler is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Gigi Butler for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Gigi Butler generally travels from Nashville, TN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Art Smith, Susie Fogelson, Nikki Cascone, Stephanie Izard and Kristen Kish. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gigi Butler for an upcoming event.

Gigi Butler Speaker Videos

  • Gigi Butler
    Gigi Butler, is always asked, “How did you do it?” As the founder of the largest, fastest-growing bakery franchise in the world, Gigi's Cupcakes, ...
    Gigi Butler Gigi's Cupcakes - YouTube
    Gigi Butler has enjoyed sharing her inspirational story with others as she is living her own American Dream. The entrepreneur and founder of ...

Gigi Butler Speaking Topics

  • Stepping Out in Faith: Allowing God to Lead Your Business

  • Finding Your Inner Wonder Woman: Be Your Own Superhero

  • Becoming Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: The Journey of an Entrepreneu

  • The Unlikely American Dream: Housekeeper to CEO

  • The Ingredients to Success: Overcoming Fear as an Entrepreneur

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