It is not often in this life that we are blessed to find a soul mate. I happen to have multiple and Melinda Lee is one of them. We were introduced by mutual friends 2 years ago and I was immediately smitten. Mel is strikingly beautiful, but in a quiet and humble way. Rocking a perfectly manicured fro and covered in intricate tattoo art, it was as if I had just found a signed copy of The Hobbit in a forgotten bookstore. Absolutely magical and priceless find! And, having known her for a while now, I can honestly attest to the fact that her inner beauty matches perfectly with the outward.
Mel is a badass cakestress. Cake is her passion and it’s evident in every delicious creation that exits her kitchen. Known currently for creating elaborate children’s cakes, Mel is beginning to introduce the world to her personal cake style – minimalistic elegance. When not baking, you can find Mel reading American Psycho (for the billionth time), getting lost on the subway with moi, or discussing Star Wars conspiracies. Get to know Mel a little more below!
Who are you really? Like, the inside gooey you?
I am a creative evolution. I am an amalgamation of my experiences and my circumstances and my passions. I'm an artist, a Survivor, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a lover, a fighter, and SO MUCH et cetera!
What do you?
I'm a pastry chef specializing in custom cakes.
What do you really do? Like, what are you passionate about?
I enhance celebrations! I interpret my creativity and my joy and the joy of others into beautiful and delicious cakes.
Something not of this earth- I couldn't tell you its name because it cannot be defined.
In 10 years, where will we find you?
Who knows! That's the beauty of the future.
How did you meet Lee Michael?
At a drag brunch in Chelsea in 2014. Was it someone's birthday? I can't remember why we were there, but I was smitten.
Who IS this gorgeous creature???
The one thing you absolutely cannot live without?
One thing you want to leave behind in the world?