Everything But-A-Cake – Matha Dara Sasha Figaro

Name: Matha Dara Sasha Figaro | Age: 26

Declared Profession: Executive Pastry Chef

Who are you and what do you stand for?

I’m Matha, owner-operator of But-A-Cake LLC. I stand for happiness, equality, love and respect.

Who in your life was the most influential in leading you to become the person you are today?

My parents. They’ve giving me all I need to survive in life, encouragement, and love. Without them, I’d be nothing.

Describe your personal style.

My personal style is anything that doesn’t require more than 10 minutes to look “nice”.

“Minimal is my maximum.

Who or what inspires/motivates you?
I’m inspired by so many different things everyday. I can be inspired by the weather, other people, music, colors etc. What motivates me is the pursuit of happiness, happiness isn’t a destination. It’s a journey and that’s what is motivating to me, to remain on that journey.

Who are the top 3 people you follow on  social media and why?

@6thBoroughMarket – This market gave me my start, and I’m also an ambassador for the market!
@inteldzyn – Because he’s my printer.

@njblackbusinesses – Because I support local black business and local businesses in general.

How do you maintain work/life balance?

“My work is my life, no balance needed.

What are some of the causes you stand for?

Shopping local, supporting small businesses, development growth and empowerment of women of all ages.

Tell us about an embarrassing moment?

I’m not easily embarrassed, I’m a believer in s**t happens.

What is your favorite store to shop at and why?

“I’m an entrepreneur… I don’t shop much these days.


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