College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Cake Engineering

Mary Burroughs is a senior civil engineering student with a passion for design that has led her to create her own custom cake business, Cake Engineering.

Inspired to attend a fondant-making class offered by a local Michaels Stores her senior year of high school, she made herself a graduation cake much like those made on reality TV shows Cake Boss and Ace of Cakes. Now, she spends her spare time running her business from her own apartment kitchen, catering to Ames and her hometown of Sioux City.

She also puts her creativity and engineering knowledge to good use on the concrete canoe project, as well as on the Frederiksen Court Community Council.

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