I'd love to hear from you! If I've inspired you, send me a photo of your cake creation. If you have some
cool cake ideas, or want to ask me how I did something, feel free to send me a message. I do my best
to answer all questions. Email me at email@example.com, or look me up on Facebook.
An average guy by day, but at
night (after I finish dinner), I
become The Cake Engineer.
Most of the sculpted cakes begin as large sheet cakes, which are cut
and stacked to create 3-D objects. The cake is then finished with
frosting or fondant and any finishing touches, which are generally
edible although some cakes do have props that are non-edible. After
the cake is finished, my wife and kids come in and eat all the cake
scraps. It's a win-win.
Cakes are my hobby, so they've got to be fun. With that in mind, I try to
make cakes that:
|Reflect a unique characteristic of the person or event for which |
|they are made|
|Are original, or at least original renditions of pop culture icons|
|Surprise and delight those who see and eat them (they've got to |
|taste as good as they look, too)|
Drop me a line
Maryland's Howard County Times did a story on me and my cakes a
while back. They don't have an online edition, but click here to view a
scan of the full-page article.
If you see a Toyota Highlander with this plate - it's me (or one of my kids borrowed my car)!
We thought it would be fun to get vanity plates, so here's mine. I wanted something closer to "Cake
Engineer" but with limited space I ended up with CAKEENG or ENGCAKE, which seemed too obscure. My
wife suggested CAKEMAN, but it sounded like some kind of pastry superhero, too much grandiosity for a
guy who's just a humble sugar artist. Plus I couldn't find the right tights/cape combination, so I settled
| Frequently Asked Questions
Do you sell your cakes?
I do occasionally sell my cakes in the Maryland/Northern
Virginia/DC area (I live in central Maryland).
Do you ship your cakes?
No, but if you are looking for a sculpted cake in your local area,
send me an email. I might know a professional sugar artist near
you who could make the kind of cake you are looking for.
Do you use specially-shaped pans or templates to make your
No, everything is sculpted from stacked sheet cakes, or
sometimes molded from Rice Krispie Treats. I do draw many of
my cakes before I start sculpting - or I find a picture on the internet
that is close to what I want, and use that as a guide.
I would rather try to make a cake than buy one, but I don't have
any cake decorating experience. Do you have any pointers?
Sure, I'd be happy to help. Many of the cakes you see on my site
are easily doable by a novice. Send me an email at
firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll respond to any questions
about particular cakes.
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