Karen Ruggero, lead cake designer, worked in the film industry doing visual effects for some of its largest movie, commercial, and television show projects. The hours were long, the rooms dark, and the creativity she longed for just didn't exist in her position. She had worked in the restaurant industry for many years prior and had been baking from scratch her entire life. Feeding people delicious sweets had always given her joy. After an extended break from the film industry, and watching one too many episodes of Ace of Cakes
and Cake Challenge on the Food Network, she found herself taking cake decorating classes just for the fun of it. She loved it! It was a way for her to combine her love of cooking and her background in art in a wonderful end product that made people smile. She had at last found her niche! She took every opportunity to create for family and friends and soon word began to spread. Thus the birth of Katana Cakes took root.

Katana Cakes' focus on the art of cake is to create amazing, one-of-a-kind cakes to enhance each client's celebration, creating their dream confection that will at once amaze the eyes and then delight the tummy. We use as many organic, sustainable ingredients as possible and ALWAYS bake from scratch. Katana Cakes is Food Handler certified.

Karen Ruggero has been a contestant on Food Network's competition show, "Sugar Dome" (Rock Star Concert, late 2012). Her cakes have appeared in S Magazine, on HGTV's "Halloween Block Party" (2011) , in a Cricut Cutting Machines commercial , as well as being featured on the Heidi and Frank Show and on the show "Children's Hospital."