Natalie Schultz | Fig Tree Patisserie

Artist Bio

Fig Tree Patisserie specializes in macarons and custom specialty cakes, but also has ties in Schultz’s Sicilian roots. After amassing a steady and loyal customer base, Schultz sought out a starter-space to expand her reach and widen her ties to the Buffalo community. Schultz graduated from Niagara Falls Culinary Institute in 2017 and has a history of working with small locally and women-owned businesses.

The name is inspired by Schultz’s love for French pastry, her grandparents love for baking and their homegrown fig trees. 

How long have you been an artisan? How did your particular skillset develop over time? 

I started as a home baker at 16, then I went to college for law. That journey wasn’t for me, so I went to school for baking and pastry and I’ve been in bloom since then. 

Please describe your work / product.

Our mission is to bring our customers the most unique and exceptionally delectable pastry in Buffalo. We strive to empower women in our community while simultaneously creating a refined menu that can be enjoyed by all. 

Who are some of your favorite artisans / makers in the region? Who amongst your peers inspires your work?

Her Sanctuary/Her Story is/will always be my biggest inspiration. They have always built women in business up and they’ve taught me compassion, kindness, understanding and empowerment. 

How long have you been a business owner in WNY?

2 years

How long have you been a part of Buffalo Women’s Gifts?

My first year!!!

Where can people see / purchase your work year-round?

Find us at our bakery in Kenmore! 3062 Delaware Ave, Kenmore NY 14217.