Merrily Cake Co. is an artisan cake company that has become known for something not often seen: cakes that taste as good as they look. Mary Leigh Fitzmorris started out in 2012 at a boutique bakery in Abita Springs, after deciding an art degree wasn't worth the time. She quickly discovered her artistic abilities were a seamless fit for cake decorating and it took off from there. She continued her training in New Orleans, working as a pastry cook at Sucre and La Provence. In 2016, she relocated to Washington D.C. to oversee all cake and pastry production for a bakery and restaurant group.
Although she has since moved on from working in professional kitchens (thankfully!) she has continued to create pretty, delicious cakes at every opportunity, pushing to outdo herself each time. Since its founding Merrily Cake Co. has created hundreds of bespoke designs that have thrilled guests at events in New Orleans, Washington DC, and Los Angeles.
When she is not baking, Mary Leigh has worked as a Lead Scenic Artist for large scale fabrication projects and permanent installations including the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience Museum, the 2017 NFL Draft, and Star Wars Launch Bay at Disneyworld.
She is currently putting the finishing touches on her first home renovation, a midcentury modern gem built in 1952. Her architect tried to talk her out of putting 3 ovens in the new kitchen. It didn't work.