My name is Mary Knepper. Merry Cakes is my hobby/side business. All of my cakes and cupcakes are created out of my home in Glen Burnie, Maryland. By day, I’m the Director of Digital Production at an advertising agency in Baltimore. By night, I enjoy baking and decorating cakes.

I’ve been decorating cakes since August of 2009. I’m continually taking classes to further my skills and frequently attend local club meetings and expos. Contact me at to discuss your order. I’m happy to work with you to find the best design for your event/celebration and stay within your budget.

I strive to use only edible materials on all of my cakes, avoiding plastic props whenever possible. Almost everything you see in my galleries is created using cake, icing, fondant, gum paste, sugar, chocolate or gelatin. Fondant is a pliable sugar dough that makes much of cake decorating possible. It is applied over a layer of icing. Many people enjoy the taste of fondant, but for those who don’t, it’s easy to eat around it since normal cake and icing are underneath.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. Here you’ll find photos of my best work, information about me and how to get in touch with me.