2015 Keynote Speaker

Christina Moffatt, Owner of Crème Cupcake + Dessert

The Sweet Life

Christina Moffatt, owner of Crème Cupcake & Dessert will share her inspiring story and how her passion has taken her to a new life — and her business to national recognition.  After working for ten years in corporate America, it became her mission to find what brings people joy. Hear about her highs and lows and how the talent she was given led her to discover that she could make people happy — through something as simple and delicious as a cupcake. She wants women to know that success starts simply by taking action and believing in yourself and what you can achieve.



After working for 10 years in corporate U.S.A., Christina decided 

Christina Moffattshe was tired of seeing people with no happiness in their day. Her mission became to find what makes people happy. The answer, she discovered, was cupcakes and dessert.


A baker since she could hold a measuring spoon, Christina combined her culinary skills with her management and marketing experience to create Crème Cupcake + Dessert, which expanded from a home-operated bakery to a commercial kitchen in less than a year.


From a dozen cupcakes for a single order to 2,100 desserts for the Vice President of China, or 4000 for Dam to Dam more and more people around are turning to Crème Cupcake + Dessert to find a way to satisfy their sweet tooth…and find their own joy.


A graduate of DMACC and Iowa State University, Christina not only owns and operates Crème Cupcake + Dessert, and also serves as the Regional Director for the Iowa Small Business Development Center. She also devotes her time and talents to many local boards, including the Women’s Reciprocity Group National Association Of Women Business Owners, the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, and the Des Moines Downtown Chamber, where she serves as 2011 President. Christina has won several awards for her business including DSM Top List Best Bakery, Cityview’s Best Dessert, Sweet Equality Best Dessert, Runner up for the Iowa Mixology Competition and runner up on The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Christina has also been featured in Pastry & Baking North America in the Regional Showcase as well as the Baker in Focus. Christina is also a Business Record’s 40 Under Forty, 2013 Woman of the Year by the Metro Women’s Network and 2012 Deb Dalziel Woman Entrepreneur Achievement Award Winner by the Iowa Small Business Development Center.


Check out her appearance on The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars!