Lisa Manuel is a graduate of the Baltimore International Culinary College. She worked with caterers and pastry chefs for several years prior to founding her own business in 2001. She worked until 2006 shortly after her son was diagnosed with autism. Lisa enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with her friends. She is a very creative person which is revealed through her cakes, gardening, home decor and personal style. She lives in Baltimore with her husband, son, daughter and two dogs: Joey and Louise.