Gina has roots in both architecture and baking making her a true hybrid in the cake industry.    She was born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where it was evident to her parents early on that she had a knack for baking cakes.  Her friends and family were always willing and ready to initiate Gina’s many assorted cake concoctions, especially her popular French butter cream fillings. 

Life brought Gina to the U.S. for high school and beyond, where she received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Houston. While her professors challenged Gina to develop an eye for structure, form and function, her heart challenged Gina to feed her passion for creating cakes.

In 1999, Gina designed and created the cake of her dreams, her wedding cake.  This was no ordinary wedding cake though—it was “the one”—the one that launched Cakes By Gina.  You can see the successful marriage of Gina’s two loves for baking and architecture through the countless praises from her clients, peers, and the industry.  Her unique story is the secret ingredient to building cakes that are equally pleasing to the palette as they are to the eye.