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

Mirror Glaze

Mascarpone Mousse

White Chocolate Ganache

Coffee Simple Syrup

Lemon Sponge Vertical Layer Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

Vanilla Butter Cake

Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes

Buttercream for Piped Roses

Apple Brown Butter Blondies

Devil's Food Cake

Vanilla-Citrus Naked Wedding Cake

Brown Sugar Sage Shortbread

Checkerboard Brownie Cheesecake

Caramelized Peach and Mascarpone Shortcake

Devil's Food Cake

Candied Bacon and Pecan Meringue Tart with Coffee Frozen Custard

Espresso-Infused Whipped Chocolate Ganache

Confetti Cake

Swiss Buttercream

American Buttercream

Espresso-Infused Poured Chocolate Ganache