Marilyn and Unique Cakes have been all over national and local press

We made a few cakes for Sarah Palin's birthday in 2012.

Governor Palin was in the DC/Northern Virginia area to speak at the 2012 CPAC and the day before happened to be her birthday.

Unique Cakes was called on to create a 3D bear cake, along with two sheet cakes bearing the US and Alaskan state flags.

That event made the front page in the local press which also refers to Marilyn as "the 'cake boss' of Bealeton."

Another highlight was the huge cake design of the CK Hardware facade that Marilyn created for their grand opening. She again was referred to as the "cake boss of Bealeton, for she can design and make any item into a cake."

Marilyn has been a contributor to the National Magazine American Cake Decorating which highlighted one of her cakes in the June/July 2009 issue with an Honorable Mention in their 2008 American Style Competition.

In late 2012 her first tutorial about a fish jumping out of water was published

She was Interviewed as a baker in the kitchen and the interview was published in July 2014


She authored a series of mini-tutorials on edible metallics in May 2015


Marilyn has competed in the National Capital Area Cake Show (NCACS) and Pastry Live events.

Her first competition entry in 2013 was entitled Protecting the Young. Not only was this Eagle a first place winner in the Professional Sculpted Cake Division at NCACS but it has been published in American Cake Decorating magazine in a feature full page spread

and it was also used in worldwide advertising for the International Cake Exploration Societe

Marilyn then shared her creative process by publishing a step-by-step tutorial in American Cake Decorating Magazine.

In 2014, at the National Capital Area Cake Show, Marilyn won first place with her Young Entomologist girl with a firefly. And second place with her Downey Comforter swan and baby.

Her entry in 2015 was the clown standing on one finger which was a crowd pleaser


She has also competed in the Pastry Live event as highlighted in the Australian Baking Magazine.

Her entries for the past years were
Ramification girl with grapes - 2013
Sea Escape - 2014

and Out of the Box - 2015 which achieved thrid place

The Summer 2015 issue of Edible Artist Magazine contains Marilyn's tutorial on how she put together the Sea Escape entry for Pastry Live