Raised in Harlem on the sweet streets of Suga Hill, Kareem Queeman affectionately known as Mr. Bake has had a passion for baking since he was 5 years old cooking alongside his grandmother. Mr. Bake learned quickly and decided to further his technique and experience by obtaining a Bachelors in Culinary Arts from Monroe College and a Certification in Restaurant Management from the International
Culinary Center, both located in New York City. While earning his degree, Mr. Bake
worked with popular local bakeries including Carrot Top Pastries, Make My Cake,
Sara Beth Bakery, and Billy’s Bakery.
Mr. Bake left the Big Apple to pursue his career as an entrepreneur and business
owner in Washington, DC. His first major career endeavor in D.C. was assisting the
owner of Fluffy Thought Cakes to launch its first storefront, he later became the store
manager at a local D.C. favorite, Crumbs Bakery. It was 3 years later when Mr. Bake’s
NY hustle matriculated into Mr. Bake, LLC in the summer of 2013.
Mr. Bake’s esteemed portfolio includes:
● Music Artists: Vashawn Mitchell and Kehlani
● Entertainment and Retail Corporations such as BET, Disney, 21 Century Fox,
Universal Pictures, NBC, and Target
● Government entities, Schools, and Nonprofit Organizations such as The
United States Air Force, Prince George’s County Government, George
Washington University, Meridian Public Charter School, Impulse Group
Washington D.C. and Us Helping Us
Mr. Bake is the winner of Buddy Valastro’s (the Cake Boss) newest TV series Bake It Like Buddy and currently holds the title of the first male to win America’s Best Baker DC competition. Mr. Bake has several award-winning desserts including his sweet potato cake, red velvet and apple pie cupcakes, chocolate cake with salted caramel filling, and strawberry shortcake. To date, Mr. Bake has been featured on Good Morning Washington (WJLA), Good Day DC, inside Metro Weekly DC, the
Washington Business Journal, and Eating Fabulously among others.
Since the inception of Mr. Bake, the company has received the highest praises from customers and onlookers alike. Leaving them always impressed with the artistry of his cake creations as well as the ability to capture their taste buds from beginning to end from his creamy homemade frostings to the fillings. Mr. Bake is baking the
world a better place, one cake at a time.