2022 Recipients


Crowned Cakes by Jess

Crowned Cakes began as a home business seven years ago and transitioned to a bakery in Rossford three years ago. In response to the pandemic when months of wedding and birthday cake orders were cancelled, Martin offered virtual cake classes that continue in popularity. She is regularly interviewed for national baking shows and is a regular on local stations chatting about all things sugar.

Besides baking, Martin is active as volunteer model for local fundraiser fashion shows and a regular supporter of The Victory Center. She participated in “Over the Edge,” by raising funds and rappelling down a 16 story building. She is a supporter of “Icing Smiles,” a national non-profit that provides custom cakes to families with children dealing with critical illnesses.

Martin recently represented  Rossford in the Mrs. Ohio America pageant, receiving the Overall Fitness award and Director’s Choice award. Her platform for Mrs. Rossford is “rise up,” inspired by her personal story of overcoming obstacles. Currently, she is a model in Bennington Pontoon’s national advertising campaign.

Jessica Martin