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While I have always been passionate about cooking, and baking in particular, the spark for cakes by gene began with the need for a cheeseburger shaped cake for my husband’s 30th birthday. After that, I began to show up at friends’ birthday parties with fun and delicious cakes and other baked goods. A short while later, folks began asking me if they could pay me for my treats, to which I eventually said “Yes!”. For several years, I sold to friends, or friends of friends, taking pride in the fact my cakes, cupcakes, and cookies tasted as good as they looked. I kept hearing “You need to make this your job!”, so finally after several years as a side gig, it happened...I left my full-time job, and am now focused solely on bringing beautiful and fun (and great tasting!) cakes to the DMV area. Based in the TasteLabDC kitchen incubator, I look forward to helping you realize your sweetest fantasies in sugar, butter, and flour.