27-year-old cooks kooky confections for stars like Katy Perry and Wu-Tang Clan.

When Amirah Kassem was asked by Wu-Tang Clan to create a custom cake for an art exhibit honoring the group's 20th anniversary last fall, the rappers seemed skeptical that the baker was familiar with their legacy. "The first meeting was the funniest thing ever," says Kassem, 27, who works out of her home in Brooklyn. "They're looking at me like, 'This little blue-eyed girl is not going to know anything about what we're doing.' " But when someone mentioned their song "Ice Cream," Kassem began rapping. "The whole room started laughing," she says.

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