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Jewel Burgess along with her teammates, the Scream Seekers, took top prize during two of the three huge cake, sugar and pumpkin carving competitions during Food Network’s Halloween Wars special Hayride of Horror.

The team created the most creative, elaborate and super spooky Halloween displays ever seen – made of pumpkin, cake, chocolate, fondant, and sugar!

Social Media and Appearances

 Newspaper Interview: Grapevine Independent Newspaper

Jewel’s Cool Cakes on Good Day Sacramento


A little about Jewel…

Hello and thank you for visiting my website. A little about me, I’m a wife and mother of five, we live in beautiful Sacramento, California. Cake design sort of just fell into my lap in 2014 as our youngest son Ben was turning one.  The plan was for me to order him a super cool Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cake, I called a few bakeries for quotes, but being the creative DIY soul that I am, I decided to make his cake all by myself.

Problem was, I was far from a Betty Crocker. I had no idea where to begin, I never made a cake, from scratch that is. and I knew nothing about fondant.

But the one thing I am is determined!  I googled it. I watched every Youtube video, and every tutorial on cake design I could find. I totally engulfed myself with all things cake the month before my son’s birthday.

My first couple of cakes were well…laughable – edible – but laughable. But I kept at it and to my surprise, I actually created a pretty decent cake that everyone seemed to enjoy.

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Our party guest asked where I bought the cake. I thought they were just being nice, but then my friends started asking if I’d make their kids’ cakes.  Seriously?”, OK!  I took a few orders and BOOM! I caught the bug! – no not the flu bug – the cake decorating bug!  (Yea, that’s a thing). I loved it! I couldn’t get enough of this new type of art – cake art.

In 2015 I took a leap of faith and officially started CAKE JEWEL CUSTOM CAKES.  It’s been such joy sharing my love of creativity, designing edible art and creating memories that’ll last long after the last bite.

It’s my mission to build Cake Jewel into a brand that people trust and call when they want the very best for their celebration or event.

Thank you so much for visiting,


Jewel Burgess
Cake Jewel