Yauss Berenji and Sascha Biesi of Skull and Cakebones
How and where they met: "I can’t remember the exact moment we met, because it was like we had always known each other," says Yauss, who was Sascha's younger sister's good friend. The two spent every day of the summer cruising through the neighborhood, coffee in hand, windows down and music blasting, until Sascha left for school. They maintained their connection no matter how far apart they lived and, 12 years later, they began dating.
Favorite meal they've shared together: Meals cooked together and unanimously their favorite, and Sasha loves it when Yauss cooks her family's Iranian dishes. "Her culture has opened my taste buds to so many amazing things, and I want to try them all," says Sascha." I love meals with her whole big family when everyone is fighting over the crispy rice (tahdig)."
Favorite things to do together when not working: When the two aren't baking up a storm and delivering cupcakes all around town, they can't relax enough together, whether that means getting in some serious couch time, hanging out on their "island" (bed) with their cats, or exploring Austin. "My favorite days are the ones when we spend the day outside exploring Austin, windows down, music up, with coffee in hand," says Yauss.