Maria Velasco

Maria Velasco

Once Upon A Cake

A Brooklyn, NY native, Maria Velasco caught the baking bug when she was 14 years old making her first pie crust and apple pie for her friends. Next came jelly rolls, cookies and cakes.

As an aspiring writer, she always had her hands in creating something. Whether it was soaps, crocheting, needlepoint, candles, or making up stories to entertain her kids her imagination never stopped. Neither did her love of baking.

Like many others, she started by taking basic cake decorating classes and later took classes from some of the most talented cake decorators in the business. She never thought that baking and decorating would become her consuming passion!!

Maria has a little bit of cake everyday. No, not just to “taste it.” To eat it!

Posted in 2012 Competitors, 2013 Competitors, Art Of Cake.