About Mimi Hood
Mimi is the Owner and Creative Director of Mimi’s Mocha Treats which is a licensed, inspected and insured home based cake studio. Located in Woodbridge, VA we happily serve the Greater Washington DC area. Mimi happened to “stumble upon” the cake industry nine years ago and hasn’t looked back since then. In this short time, she has even managed to become a seven times award winning cake artist. With a background in Architecture and a love for baking, Mimi uses her skills / knowledge to ensure that each cake design is uniquely structured and aesthetically appealing, no matter the occasion. She is also a strong believer that each cake design MUST taste as good as it looks, so all cakes are baked from scratch using high quality ingredients including real butter, quality cocoa and couverture chocolate.
As an Army brat born to an American father and Ethiopian mother, this cake artist has moved with her parents all over the world including Seychelles, Ethiopia, the Philippines and Thailand. However, the one constant in her life has been the warmth and love of the family kitchen. Her dad is a natural chef who can whip up anything from thin air. And, her mom pours her heart and soul into her traditional Ethiopian meals. Memories of cooking and baking fill Mimi’s fondest memories as she was born with a spoon and a mixing bowl in her hands! Her passion for cakes is what drives and motivates her each and every day.
Mimi’s Mocha Treats has been featured in Bird's Party Magazine, Edible Artist Network Magazine, Cake Master's Magazine, Black Bride Magazine and was featured on the cover of Cake Central Magazine. In addition, she has competed on Food Network's Cake Wars.