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.


Due to changes with Square’s features, current cake-load and upcoming travel, the bake shop is temporarily closed. You may email me at to inquire about availability. You can sign up for my email list and follow me on social media to receive updates. Thank you!


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. 

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Lemon
  • Masala chai
  • Masala chai carrot
  • Espresso
  • Orange
  • Strawberry
  • Coconut
  • Lavender
  • Maple-bourbon
  • Pumpkin
  • Whatever we dream up
  • Buttercream
  • Chocolate ganache
  • Custards 
  • Curds
  • Pastry creams
  • Jam or jelly
  • Fruit puree
  • Mousse
  • Whatever we dream up
  • 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. 

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Planning a wedding or special event?

Your big day is a big deal. Learn about how we can make your wedding or special event sweeter with a one-of-a-kind cake or dessert  selection.

Get to know the process from securing your date to delivery and set-up, and everything in between. 


Start planning yours today!


Cakes for every occasion, including just wanting cake.


To initiate your commission, please check availability and select an option from the Bake Shop. Be sure to include details about your flavor and design preferences. Advance payment does not guarantee your commission will be accepted if you have not confirmed a date. Commissions are dependent on availability. If I cannot accept your commission, I can refund your purchase, but Square no longer refunds processing fees. I take on as many orders as I can without sacrificing quality and creativity. Thank you for your understanding! Thanks for being patient with the evolution of this process! Have questions? Email

Additional fees may apply for delivery, on-site set-up, rush orders, etc. 

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.