The story of La Monarca Bakery is one of joy for life and of overcoming the odds, propelled by the indomitable search for a dream, fueled by the strength of love and family. It is embodied by the brave and resilient spirit of the beautiful Monarch Butterfly.La Monarca Bakery's founders, Ricardo Cervantes and Alfredo Livas, grew up in Monterrey, Mexico's third largest city. Since they were kids, the two friends enjoyed the rich variety of breads and pastries (pan dulce), which are household staples in Mexico. While studying in the U.S., Ricardo and Alfredo missed the delicious pastries from back home. After moving to Los Angeles they continued searching for authentic, high-quality pastries from their homeland but the offerings they found were very disappointing. Thus, they decided to create La Monarca Bakery to bring cakes and pastries with the authentic flavors of Mexico to the U.S.