Your pride and joy has a birthday coming up so you start planning now: overseeing the invitations,25 decorations (nearly passing out from blowing up balloons), games, and snacks. And though all the reward you need is to see the joy on your child’s face, a good bite or two of cake helps sweeten the day for any parent. It’s even sweeter when the cake is a real showstopper. Enter Marianne DeGuzman, the proprietress of Mae Makes Cakes. What used to be a simple hobby has blossomed into a business as buzz got around that her cakes were spectacular! She’s made spot-on replicas of high-top Nike sneakers, a pile of bananas, Curious George, Pluto, even a cake topped with fondant sausages (don’t ask). And that is, literally, just the icing on the cake-Mae whips up flavors kids and parents love like vanilla with chocolate cream cheese filling, or carrot cake with cream cheese, coconut, and walnut filling. Even if your kid demands a “theme” that seems a little out of left field (one of our family members once demanded “an orange van” cake for her 5th birthday), Mae can accommodate. Let your little one’s imagination run wild–it’s his birthday; the sky’s the limit!

Mae Makes Cakes