Melissa Alt Cakes sculpting hippo cake



Melissa Alt creates professional artistic cakes. Her cakes range from the classic tiered to being fully sculpted and/or painted. Each cake is one of a kind, created with culinary and artistic mastery; designed to be a true work of art.

Located in Teaneck, NJ and NYC. Delivery within the tri-state area(and beyond!). All ingredients are kosher.

We create custom cakes for any special occasion in your life. From weddings, bar/bat mitzavhs, birthdays, to corporate events, our custom cakes are the perfect centerpiece for your special celebration.

The Artist


Melissa's passion for creating cakes began early on when she was just a teen. She would watch cake shows on TV and thought, "I want to try that!". Instantly she spent all of her free time learning anything she could about cake decorating. She was always an artist, working with paint, clay and fashion design, but when she discovered the art of cake, it became her all time favorite medium to work with.  


Following high school, Melissa was blessed to land an internship with the Cake Boss, where she learnt the fundamentals of cake decoration. She attended college at Pratt Institute, studying painting and sculpture; incorporating edible materials into any project she could. After college Melissa turned her passion for cakes into a career, launching Melissa Alt Cakes in 2016.

Since the start of her business Melissa's cakes have been featured in numerous magazines and reached international recognition. She won the award for Best Show Cake at the 2017 NY Cake Show and Best Sculpted Cake at the 2019 Jersey Shore Cake Convention. In 2018 Melissa worked as the culinary producer for Reality Bites Cupcakes on Food Network. Melissa was the exclusive cake artist for Dylan's Candy Bar in NYC from 2016 - 2020. In 2020, Melissa was the lead culinary producer for Eye Candy on Roku. In 2021, Melissa won Episode 1 of Hershey's Meltdown on Food Network. 

Melissa's cakes are her art. She strives to create one of a kind artistic creations that form an experience of joy and beauty. Extreme passion, dedication and numerous hours are put into every piece of work Melissa creates. She loves the disbelief of her art actually being food. Her favorite moment is when the creation is cut and her art becomes delicious cake! 


To Melissa there is nothing she loves more than the art of cake and being able to share it with the world:)