CAKES AS CANVAS

ARTISTIC CUSTOM BUTTERCREAM CAKES 

Combining love for both art and baking, I began to experiment with techniques to create vibrant, artistic cakes. Flavor is just as important as appearance and each custom cake is made from scratch, with premium ingredients and a gourmet touch.

Fantastic Flavors

Gourmet, homemade and adventurous 


My cakes are made to order using high quality ingredients. I make my cakes, frostings and most fillings and extras from scratch. You can find some popular flavors below, but flavors are limited only by what I can source. 

CAKE FLAVORS
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Lemon
  • Masala chai
  • Masala chai carrot
  • Espresso
  • Orange
  • Strawberry
  • Coconut
  • Lavender
  • Maple-bourbon
  • Pumpkin
  • Whatever we dream up
FILLING FLAVORS
  • Buttercream
  • Chocolate ganache
  • Custards 
  • Curds
  • Pastry creams
  • Jam or jelly
  • Fruit puree
  • Mousse
  • Whatever we dream up
FROSTING & EXTRAS 
  • Swiss meringue buttercream*
  • Almost Swiss meringue buttercream* 
  • American buttercream
  • Cream cheese frosting
  • Ganache
  • Caramel
  • Cookies
  • Candy
  • Fondant
  • Modeling chocolate
  • Kohakutou
  • Whatever we dream up

* Preferred frostings for most decorating

Artistic Application

Buttercream painting, sculpting and more


I utilize my background in fine arts and graphic design to explore non-traditional techniques for cake decorating. 

DESIGN CONCEPTS
  • Abstract or non-representational
  • Floral or nature-inspired
  • Animal representations
  • Pet portraits 
  • Pop culture
  • Fantasy
  • Folk art
  • Lace
  • Textural
  • Textile
  • Marbling
  • Ombré
  • Galaxy
  • Lettering
  • Lambeth
  • Sculpted/carved
  • Realism
  • Whatever we dream up
TECHNIQUES
  • Buttercream painting
  • Buttercream piping
  • Buttercream sculpting
  • Buttercream transfer
  • Buttercream marbling
  • Buttercream ombré
  • Buttercream carving
  • Buttercream layering
  • Stencil (custom)
  • Painting with edible paint, dye or pigments
  • Modeling chocolate sculpting
  • Fondant sculpting
  • Sugar flowers
  • Whatever we dream up
  • Any combination of techniques
ADD-ONS
  • Cookies
  • Candy
  • Confections
  • Sprinkles
  • Sanding sugar
  • Edible shimmer dust
  • Ganache
  • Caramel
  • Kohakutou
  • Fondant sculpture
  • Modeling chocolate sculpture
  • Chocolate (molded or shaped)
  • Sugar/Isomalt (molded or shaped)
  • Sugar flowers
  • Wafer paper
  • Whatever we dream up

COMMISSION A CAKE TODAY

Cakes for every occasion, including just wanting cake.

VISIT THE BAKE SHOP

To initiate your commission, please select an option from the Bake Shop and be sure to include details about your flavor and design preferences. Advance payment does not guarantee your commission will be accepted. Commissions are dependent on availability. I take on as many orders as I can without sacrificing quality and creativity. Thank you for your understanding! 

Clicking the button will take you to a Square site. Please note, advance payment does not guarantee your commission will be accepted. Commissions are dependent on availability. Payment for commissions that cannot be accepted will be refunded. Additional fees may apply for delivery, on-site set-up, rush orders, etc. Thanks for being patient with the evolution of this process! Have questions? Email melissaleeannebakes@gmail.com.

These products are not subject to state inspection. Ingredient lists are available here

Melissa Leeanne Bakes is a registered business in Alaska, license number 2135784.