I have been baking and making cakes for about 5 years now and started a commercial kitchen in my home. I just enjoy baking and only use the most delicious recipes I have had throughout my life. I am a licensed baker who taught herself the craft of cake decorating and am still learning endless ways to stay one step ahead of my competitors.
I graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1997 and worked as a Graphic Designer for 6 years. I decided to stay home with my 2 children and starting getting creative with their birthday cakes. Friends and family then started asking me to make their cakes.
Alas, Cakes by Karen is born! Now in a storefront location, I have hired Erin and Jenny to help me decorate all these cakes. We put endless hours into every cake and work with your budget to make the most 'creatively different' cakes you can find in Upstate NY. All my customers are super creative as well, and that makes this job even more fun!
I like to say there is no cake design I won't try, so keep 'em comin! Feel free to email with any questions under the 'Email us' link. Take a look through my photos and book your cake for your special event today!