December 15, 2007

Rocket scientist and cake decorator

Rocket engineer puts energy into cake designLameman grew up in Littlewater, Utah, and is Kinlichíi'nii (Red House Clan) born for Yoo'ó Dine'é (Bead People Clan).

Lameman didn't start out studying the domestic arts--she was into hard science. She has a degree in design engineering from Brigham Young University and moved to Mesa in 1995 when her husband Earl was transferred there.

Lameman found an engineering job with Orbital Sciences Corp. in Chandler, Ariz., but got interested in cake decorating in her spare time--if someone with five children can have such a thing.

But she approaches each cake with the precision of an engineer, turning out creations so exquisite that her customers often make comments like, "It's so pretty that we don't want to cut it!"

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