About Me

Me putting final touches on a wedding cake delivery I am Kristin owner, operator, baker, cake decorator, and the inspiration behind FAT GIRL CAKES. At the ripe old age of 12, my mom threw cookie dough at me and told me to make the Christmas cookies since she had had enough of the "sticky mess". Well, something clicked and I not only made cookies that year but I've been making them every year since. As the years progressed, my interest in baking expanded from cookies to that of bread, pies, and cakes, and I was always asked to bring a dessert to parties. After the birth of my first son, I felt like I was ready to venture out there and try something new. I picked up chocolate making first, starting with molded chocolates and working my way into truffles and peanut brittle. Finally, I started decorating cakes in 2008 and to say I fell in love with it is an understatement! Since the completion of my Wilton courses, I have taken classes with Norman Davis (The Sweet Life), Ashley Vicos (Sweet Ashley's), Edward Frys (Sugar Art), Diane Shavkin (The Magic Touch), Colette Peters (Colette's Cakes), Mark Seaman (Marked for Dessert), Ruth Rickey (Sweet Justice), Diane Simmons (Cake Connection), Michaelle Stidham (Cake Connection), Kim Morrison (Cakes for Occasions) and many other nationally/internationally recognized sugar artists. I am a member of ICES (International Cake Exploration Society), an Icing Smiles Sugar Angel with 2 cakes under my belt, and a member of the FXBG & Stafford Wedding and Event Professionals. I have attended the National Capitol Area Cake Show (2009 - 2013), the Great American Cake Show (2009, 2010), and the ICES Convention in 2011 and 2012.

I do both fondant and buttercream work, with the most popular being a buttercream cake with fondant accents. I also work with royal icing, colorflow, modeling chocolate, gelatin and gumpaste, with the hopes of learning different techniques and mediums. I really enjoy creating and hope you will allow me to help you celebrate that special occasion or "just because" with a cake, cookies, or special treat!

On the personal side... I am a mom to a 5th grader and a 2nd grader, and wife to a super smart computer scientist. I grew up in Hazleton, Pennsylvania and graduated from Lafayette College, located in Easton, PA, with a degree in Mathematics. After graduation, I moved to Northern Virginia and was sent to live and work in Richmond, VA, Honolulu, HI, and Harrisburg, PA. I met my husband, the very talented web designer, over ten years ago and moved to Fredericksburg, VA, where I now reside and Fat Girl Cakes operates. Other interests include swimming, watching movies, and hanging out with my family.

Awards Novelty Tiered Category

2009 Great American Cake Show

  • 2nd Place Novelty Tiered Category -
    Beginner Division
  • 1st Place Cupcake Category

2010 Great American Cake Show

  • Honorable Mention Novelty Tiered Category -
    Intermediate Division

2011 National Capital Area Cake Show

  • 1st Place Novelty Non-Tiered Category -
    Advanced Division
  • 2nd Place Novelty Tiered Category - Advanced Division
  • 3rd Place Cookies Category - Advanced Division

2012 National Capital Area Cake Show

  • 1st Place Special Techniques - Professional Division
  • 2nd Place Novelty Non-tiered Category - Professional Division
  • 3rd Place Novelty Tiered Category - Professional Division

2012 ICES Convention

  • Rena Will Memorial Scholarship Award

2013 National Capital Area Cake Show

  • 3rd Place Special Techniques Category - Professional Division


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