Our mission is to share our love for delicious food and offer exceptional customer service to create a memorable experience for your special occasion. We support our community by using locally sourced goods. Our goal is to have every customer leave with a smile on their face.

Laura Harter


Owner, Laura Harter, started at Piece of Cake in 2008 in customer service and quickly fell in love with the customers, atmosphere and neighborhood. Laura loves the diversity and quality of Columbus' locally owned restaurant scene. She grew up in a home where her mother's baking was a delicious way to bond with family and continues that passion for her family today. She has 2 daughters in college and 2 step-sons in school. Laura has a close relationship with her parents and family. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her boyfriend, family and cats. Her favorite delight is our Peanut Butter Brownie.

Jason Mills

Customer Service Specialist

Jason Mills was born in Georgia, but has spent most of his life in Central Ohio. He has been a Customer Service Specialist with us since August 2012 and does a great job at making every customer's experience exceptional. Jason aspires to own his own business one day, but now he is happy helping customers design cakes for their special occasion. His favorite sweet treat at the bakery is our decadent Chocolate Truffle Cake!

Kendall Jensen

Wedding and Specialty Cake Decorator

Kendall recently bought a home in Grove City but originally hails from Boise, Idaho. She started her cake decorating career 17 years ago by taking Wilton classes while attending The University of Idaho. She made cakes at home for friends and family and worked at several grocery store bakeries. Realizing that decorating cakes is what she wanted to do as a career, she joined a local cake group, Central Ohio Sugar Artists. Kendall had a wonderful experience with Alice's Piece of Cake in Powell through an internship with Alice, which led her to Short North Piece of Cake in 2013. At home Kendall loves playing with her toddler son, watching movies with her husband, cooking and going to festivals. Kendall's favorite items are chocolate ganache and almond cream filling.

Megan Anderson

Head Decorator / Assistant Manager

Specialty Cake and Fondant Artist Megan Anderson started her cake decorating career in 2009 at Charles Street Bakery in Southern Maryland, where she grew up. Her Fine Arts background and unrelenting sweet tooth has kept her loving the custom cake world, and she has been with us since her move to Columbus in 2013. Megan looks forward to each week's challenge of producing something bigger and better, and figuring out which extra little details will make each customer's cake something truly special to them. She also can't go a day without ending her lunch with one of our chocolate chip cookies!

Judy Malafa

Head Baker

Judy has been baking for over 12 years and is happy to be at Short North Piece of Cake - she is great at making our customers and vendors feel special by connecting with them on a personal level. She grew up in Ohio, getting her first baking training from her mother, and got her formal training in Chicago, IL. While not baking, she enjoys DIY, pinot noir, and being with her loved ones. Her favorite treat is the Pumpkin Cookie with Brown Sugar Penuche Icing.

Jama Bains

Cake Decorator

Jama began her cake decorating career here at Short North Piece of Cake in 2016, after spending just a few months in customer service. Growing up, her mother's love for drawing served as inspiration for her to pursue a career in the arts. In 2013 she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Ohio State University with an emphasis in sculpture. She finds that her formal training has been a great advantage as she continues to push herself to grow and expand her skills as both an artist and a cake decorator. Jama loves to test new ideas and try new techniques, always striving to find creative ways to make each cake unique. Her favorite bakery indulgence is our creamy cheesecake tart!

Tiffany Roman

Cake Decorator

Tiffany grew up in Northeast Ohio but has a love for Pittsburgh which runs deep! She lived there 15 years doing Catering and Event Planning. She started with Piece of Cake in August 2016 and moved back to Ohio 5 years ago. She was bored on a Saturday many years ago and started decorating cakes for friends. In her free time, she enjoys celebrating with family and friends and loves birthday parties. Tiffany enjoys concerts, photography and road trips, but not as much as dogs! She coins herself a ``crazy dog lady`` and her pets Erma and Tucker are 2 very loved pooches! Her favorite item is our Turtle Cheesecake

Faith Beesler

Customer Service Specialist

Faith grew up in Columbus. She developed her love for baking and decorating at a young age. Faith's favorite childhood memories includes designing her own birthday cakes and cupcakes every year. At Piece of Cake, Faith loves helping customers create their dream cake for any special occasion and seeing it come to life. She also enjoys decorating delicious desserts for our customers, and making sure each customer has a great experience! Faith loves the Vanilla Bean cake with strawberry filling and cream cheese frosting.

Victoria Baylor

Cake Decorator

Victoria Baylor is on our decorating team and began with us in August 2017. She grew up in Southern Ohio and graduated from the University of Akron with a degree in studio art. She enjoys trying new craft beers and has a cute freaking cat. Victoria is great about pitching in wherever we need help and is a true team player! She loves our Lemon Bars the best.

Crystal Hart

Cake Decorator

Crystal is new to Piece of Cake--having joined the team in March 2018. Crystal has an affinity for the creative arts and enjoys painting, drawing, and hand-building with clay. She fell in love with cake decorating after seeing how all of her favorite artistic endeavors could happily intersect, and she looks forward to expressing her creativity within the vibrant Short North community. Outside of Piece of Cake, Crystal loves to spend time with her partner and family, her dog and pet rabbit, and her band mates.

Alexis Espie

Assistant Baker

Alexis was born and raised in Columbus. She grew up baking in the kitchen with her mom. Alexis graduated from the Columbus Culinary Institute at Bradford in 2018. She loves spending her free time cuddled with her cat, hand-lettering or reading a good book. Her favorite items in the bakery are the pumpkin cookies.