Copper Buttons is a home based business and is owned and operated by Angela Henkens in West Burlington, Iowa. Copper Buttons was founded in 2007 when a co-worker who was getting married and was asking about wedding cake and asked if she knew anyone who made good cakes for someone on a budget. Angela, a police officer at the time who was off for an injury, told this co-worker that she decorated cakes and after making a cake and decorated sugar cookies for the co-workers sister's bridal shower which were a hit, the business needed a name so keeping with the theme of being a police officer Copper Buttons was founded.
Fast forward 6 years and another injury but career ending Copper Buttons has become Angela's passion and new career. With the help of Facebook, a little advertising in the local newspaper, selling decorated sugar cookies at the local 4th of July Celebration, Copper Buttons business is beginning to grow with hopefully a very prosperous future.
Angela has had the opportunity to make some fun and exciting to beautiful and delicious cakes in the past few years. Many years were spent with Angela watching her mother decorate wedding cakes and slowly she also learned tips and trick from her. Now with YouTube and other online videos Angela is still learning from those way more talented then her but is getting better with every new design and having more and more fun with each one!