Dan Langan

Dan Langan — who started baking at the tender age of 5 — is living the sweet life as a cake decorator and sugar art instructor. When the self-taught baker and "Cake Wars" contestant (turned judge) isn't making whimsical custom cakes for his Baked By Dan clients or creating over-the-top pieces of edible art live for Food Network, you'll find him getting creative in the kitchen for his latest series, "Dan Can Bake It."

Dan's Recipes

Brown Sugar Sage Shortbread

Caramelized Peach and Mascarpone Shortcake

Candied Bacon and Pecan Meringue Tart with Coffee Frozen Custard

Confetti Cake

Mascarpone Mousse

Coffee Simple Syrup

Espresso-Infused Whipped Chocolate Ganache

Devil's Food Cake

Mirror Glaze

Buttercream for Piped Roses

American Buttercream

White Chocolate Ganache

Vanilla Butter Cake

Swiss Buttercream

Espresso-Infused Poured Chocolate Ganache