While it’s true that you probably don’t want to order up a custom-made cake for every single birthday or special occasion in your child’s life, some events may merit a bespoke creation. When that time comes, give Cake Hero a call. Melissa Torres runs this one-woman operation in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where she crafts cakes that are adorable, stylish and Instagram-ready. Click through to learn more about Cake Hero and view some sweet treats!

Introducing Cake Hero

A New Jersey native, art history major and veteran of the NYC sweet scene (she worked at artisan candy shop Papabubble) the self-taught Torres began her baking career as a hobbyist making cakes for friends. After several years of consistent and growing demand, Torres decided to go pro, and in 2012 Cake Hero was born.

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— Mimi O’Connor