With no formal pastry training and only a background in auto body repair, Wayne’s career in cake decorating began in 1988 at a
grocery store! 20 years later, after several jobs at commercial bakeries, Wayne finally grew tired of the artistic limitations of working
for someone else and decided to start his own business. In 2008, with the help of his friend Chuck, they opened a small cake studio,
one that specializes in modern decorating techniques and chic designs. In 2011 they expanded their business to include a cake
decorating school. 2014 starts a new chapter in their ever evolving business as Swank Cake Design shifts the focus to eduction and
retail sales of cake supplies exclusively!
Swank Cake Design has always been in high demand for wedding cakes from the most discriminating brides in their region, and for
their fun and informative classes from fellow cake decorators. Wayne and Chuck are highly sought after by sugar enthusiasts
outside of their region as well, traveling the county several months out of each year, bringing their popular classes to cake shows
and other bakeries or schools for students who can’t make the trip to North Carolina.
Wayne, Chuck, and their business, Swank Cake Design, have been featured on: TLC’s Fabulous Cakes and Ultimate Cake Off, as
well as Cake Wrecks ~ Sunday Sweets,The Knot, Style Me Pretty and is consistently voted “Bride’s Choice” on Wedding Wire.