LISA ROCHELLE HACKMAN FREDA
Advertising and Communications ’87

Lisa Rochelle Hackman Freda is one of the top cake designers in the country, according to Martha Stewart Weddings. Laid off in 2009 from her job as an equity research analyst at Lehman Brothers, she taught herself to bake professionally and founded Sweet Grace Cake Design. Now she and her staff of three bake up to 20 cakes a week, for milestone birthdays, corporate events, and weddings. Her sculptural cakes have replicated briefcases, wine bottles, handbags, and paint cans in the act of pouring. Reality TV fans might recognize her work on Mob Wives and David Tutera’s CELEBrations, for which she created Vanessa Williams’s bridal shower and Coco Austin and Ice-T’s baby shower cakes. Her next project: a line of contemporary christening gowns and other special occasion dresses for girls called Precious Darlings.

Custom cakes by Sweet Grace Cake Design