Jay Qualls, Celebrity Cake DesignerJay decorated his first cake on April 25th, 1992 for his daughter’s first birthday party and fell in love with cake decorating from that day. His passion for delicious and beautiful cakes grew into a full time successful company known as Maples Wedding Cakes and most recently Jay Qualls Holding, LLC and inventor of Jay Qualls Fondant Fabric.
After graduating in 2003 from Middle Tennessee State University with a business degree, Jay decided to put it to good use and open a high end wedding cake boutique Jay quickly turned Maples into a leader in custom designed wedding cakes. He believes cakes should be beautiful and delicious. He has studied and worked along side of the greatest sugar artists in the industry. He continues to be one of the leaders in the cake industry with his unique since of style of cake design, teaching, product development, and business consulting.
He has designed wedding cakes and special occasion cakes for country music celebrity artists like Martina McBride, Jo Dee Massina, Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. He was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings past winter 15th Anniversary issue. Less that 10 designers have been invited to collaborate with Martha Stewart Weddings in the history of the magazine.