Creating unique cakes for weddings, birthdays, and other special occasions.


About Us

My name is Chris Harris and I am the designer, baker, and decorator here at Custom Cakes in Portland, Maine. I grew up and attended Portland schools, and it is currently where I reside with my wife and children. After graduating from USM with a Business degree, I decided to pursue a career in art, which I had always excelled in. I worked in the field for 3 years before opening and successfully maintaining my own retail art business for 11 years in New Jersey. Throughout my life I have also had a passion for cooking, and have enjoyed making friends and family happy through the pleasures of food. Additionally, I have experience working in and running commercial kitchens.

After moving back to Portland with my family in 2002, my wife and I came to the conclusion that custom sculpted cakes were a great way to combine my two areas of expertise. The cakes we specialize in are covered with a thin layer of fondant and can be hand sculpted to resemble almost anything you can imagine. This style of decorated cake has been gaining popularity on television and brings the idea of cake as a display centerpiece to a whole new level. Anything can be created, from beautiful floral wedding or anniversary cakes, to whimsical birthday or special event cakes. You can choose from many different flavor combinations of our scratch made cake, which is first frosted with an all-butter, homemade buttercream, and then decorated with the fondant. I take the time to consult with each client in order to personalize their cake as much as possible, and always try to exceed their expectations. I take pride in my work as both an artist and a baker, and strive to provide my clients and their guests with the “wow” factor in the appearance and the taste of our cakes.

Please contact me and we can work together to create an amazing centerpiece for your next special event.


Providing beautiful wedding cakes for couples in southern and midcoast Maine.