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

Swiss Buttercream

Mascarpone Mousse

Coffee Simple Syrup

Devil's Food Cake

Vanilla Butter Cake

Brown Sugar Sage Shortbread

Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes

Checkerboard Brownie Cheesecake

Lemon Sponge Vertical Layer Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

Confetti Cake

Vanilla-Citrus Naked Wedding Cake

Caramelized Peach and Mascarpone Shortcake

Candied Bacon and Pecan Meringue Tart with Coffee Frozen Custard

Devil's Food Cake