Mike Elder is a former hot rod shop owner, pilot and racecar driver hailing from Kansas City, Missouri, He got his start in the industry when he'd leave his hot rod show early on Fridays to help his mother with her bakery business. And in due time, clients began to
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About Mike Elder
Mike Elder is a former hot rod shop owner, pilot and racecar driver hailing from Kansas City, Missouri, He got his start in the industry when he'd leave his hot rod show early on Fridays to help his mother with her bakery business. And in due time, clients began to order more and more cakes in Mike's style. What started out as a Friday evening gig for Mike, later turned into a full-time career.
Soon after, the producers of TLC’s “Ultimate Cake Off,” noticed Mike’s unique style where he was later casted. To this day, Mike is still the only competitor to win three shows - having never been defeated. Since then Mike has done several other TV shows, and is frequently featured in magazines, and newspapers as well as online.
In 2014 Mike and his partner/fiancé Carey Iennaccaro, were inducted into the Guinness Book of World Record for creating an edible racecar for charity. Mike has traveled extensively to promote his art all over the nation and abroad. He’s done cakes and demonstrations for events ranging from rock concerts, to charity and fundraisers. He has also been fortunate to work with some of the cake and food industries finest, taking away life lessons along the way.
Mike founded Black Sheep Custom Cakesas a way of promoting exploration and advancement in the sugar arts, and to create unusual and extreme cakes for clients. Mike is known for his outlandish sculptures and for his clean and realistic designs with his own twist. Whenever and wherever you see his work, Satin Ice is the fondant you see.