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

Apple Brown Butter Blondies

Mirror Glaze

White Chocolate Ganache

Lemon Sponge Vertical Layer Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

Mascarpone Mousse

Vanilla Butter Cake

Buttercream for Piped Roses

Coffee Simple Syrup

Caramelized Peach and Mascarpone Shortcake

Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes

Vanilla-Citrus Naked Wedding Cake

Brown Sugar Sage Shortbread

Espresso-Infused Whipped Chocolate Ganache

Devil's Food Cake

Checkerboard Brownie Cheesecake

Candied Bacon and Pecan Meringue Tart with Coffee Frozen Custard

Confetti Cake

American Buttercream

Espresso-Infused Poured Chocolate Ganache

Swiss Buttercream

Devil's Food Cake