Rebecca “Bek” Landry
Ballerina, teacher, author: These are the things I wanted to be when I was little. Cake Artist never even crossed my mind as a possibility until one evening while watching one of my favorite shows with my new baby boy in my arms. Ace of Cakes with Duff and his crew. It was entertaining and they seemed to have so much fun. The longer I watched, the more I had this overwhelming thought that “…I think I might be able to do that.”
So I tried. And tried. Going mostly off of the random clips I remembered from the show, those first few…ok, first 20ish, tries were rough. Probably similar to when you watch Grey’s Anatomy for a few years and think you could pull off brain surgery. That can’t just be me, right? My first cakes were not even close to the level I aspired to, but something inside me had sparked. This. This messy, time consuming, frustrating art. Passion to create exploded in my soul. So I kept trying, I kept learning and experimenting.
My first “special” cake was for my little boy’s first birthday and from there it never stopped. The thing that filled my mind and all my free time. Eight years later, here we are. That little idea of “I think I can do this” has turned into a beautiful way to use my creativity to provide for my family. I’ve taken classes from some of the very best in the industry, made wedding cakes, gravity defying cakes, competition cakes and more. I’m a proud Sugar Angel for Icing Smiles and have been published in multiple popular magazines, placed and won Best in Division in cake competitions, and I’m not even closed to finished! I’m constantly learning and challenging myself to improve my skill level.
My life is evidence that it’s never too late to decide what you want to be when you grow up. Find your gift, pull it out, challenge yourself and work hard. I’m incredibly thankful for what something as simple as cake has brought to my life. Each cake is a new opportunity to create something special, something even more spectacular than the last, a centerpiece, a memory.
For me, it’s never “just cake.”
Let me create a piece of edible art you’ll never forget.