2023 Chefs

Washington, DC

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction

At heart, Mercedes Campos Bockman is a business woman with over twenty years of experience.  She is the lover of anything food related, and now can confidently add to her resume: Self-taught baker.

With a life-long dream of following in her father’s startup and her grandmother’s successful cake decorating business, Mercedes continues her family’s journey by bringing happiness to others. Though observing her family’s entrepreneurship, through experimenting, and testing, through questioning others and though her existing skills, Customcakebites became a reality.

The days are long, and some weeks feel like they run into the next. However, Mercedes is constantly reminded of how much her business makes others happy, so of course it’s completely worth it!