David Muniz and David Lesniak

Non-fiction writers and American bakers
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Business and life partners David Muniz and David Lesniak own and operate the award-winning American bake shop and cafe, Outsider Tart, in London’s Chiswick.

A couple of professional guys, they moved from the United States to live and work in the UK only to discover that good, wholesome, home-made cupcakes, sweet pies and fresh tarts were hard to come by. So they set about turning a favourite hobby into a new culinary enterprise devoted to all things sweet and yummy.

The Davids are self taught, using original American recipes that have been handed down through their families. Taste, flavour and innovation are essential ingredients. From Red Velvet Cakes and Coconut Cream Pies to Lady Baltimore Cake and Marriage Pies, the Davids are at the forefront of the American baking revolution. They introduced Britain to whoopie pies, and their s’mores brownies are tipped as the next big bake thing.

Outsider Tart was named a 2010 cultural hotspot by the Observer and voted Cafe/Fast Food Outlet of the Year at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2010. The Davids also conduct bake masterclasses, have introduced a new savoury baked goods line, and host chefs’ suppers - intimate parties featuring authentic US-style soul food.