A little pink and white house sits in the middle of historic Laurel, Maryland- the home to Kake Korner bakery.  A landmark in its own right, Kake Korner has been a part of local celebrations for over fifty years. Each customer that walks through the front door is greeted by the aroma of sugary fresh-baked cake and smiles from the friendly staff.

Inside, the staff is always busy creating everything from elegant wedding cakes, to scrumptious birthday cupcakes, and your wildest dream-come-true cakes. The cakes are moist, bursting with fresh flavor, and incredibly artful in design. Topping it all off is literally “the icing on the cake”, a secret recipe that has been carefully crafted as the perfect complement to the cakes on which they rest.

Better known as “The Cake Lady”, owner Diane White knew she had something special when her cake orders started coming in droves. As a single mom trying to make ends meet, Diane found herself working all hours of the night, filling orders from her home kitchen. While her demand grew, a little shop in the middle of Laurel went up for sale and the rest is history.  

Diane spent years perfecting her cake and icing recipes. Her recipes start off simple, but it’s her secret ingredients that take her cakes and cupcakes to another level. Diane welcomes every unique idea for cake design and enjoys presenting her team with any challenge that comes their way. 

Diane recently published a memoir, detailing her incredible life story. It’s inspirational, funny and a wild ride from beginning to end. Paperback and Kindle versions are available on Amazon.


Jessica is the owner’s daughter and has been around cakes all of her life! Jessica takes a role in all day-to-day aspects of running the business. Whether she’s behind the counter taking an order or icing cupcakes, Jessica always wears an infectious smile and is eager to help however she can.

Loretta, aka Ret, is the front-of-house diva. She has been with the company for over 18 years and handles most of the emails, phone calls, written orders, in-person customer service, and overall makes sure the business runs smoothly. She does everything with a genuinely cheerful attitude and loves her job.

Barbara has been with Kake Korner as a cake designer for over seven years.  One of the area’s most talented cake decorators, Barbara is trained as a chef and is a culinary expert. Barbara loves decorating cakes and her work speaks for itself!

Patti has been with Kake Korner since 2010, beginning as a cake designer/decorator and website content editor. After moving to the eastern shore, Patti remained a part of the Kake Korner family and continues to create a portion of Kake Korner’s social media and website content.

New decorator Jennifer she has been with us 6 months and doing very well.  She comes from a culinary school background at the CIA in New York and is showing a lot of promise for the future.

Kelsey – growing and learning every day and doing wonderful things.

Jerol is our new front end person. She is a great customer service rep with lots of experience in sales and marketing.