He will never be forgotten!
Condolences to this young man's family and the many members of CC whose life he touched. Thank you for honoring him, Jackie. I'm sure it will mean so much to those who love him.
Thank you for letting us know. Although I didn't know him personally, I knew of him through photos and discussions of his beautiful cakes. Condolences to his family and friends.
R.I.P. young man!
What a lovely memorial to him Jackie, he was a truly wonderful young man & so very talented, this news is heartbreaking. I so agree with you about reaching out to someone & I join you in saying I am here if you need someone, don't ever try to battle on your own.
P.I.P Rylan. I have no words, this is so sad. :(
sorry, my son hit a button... How heartbreaking... I hope he has found peace now. His family and friends, and cake friends will never forget him...
This is too sad, too sad. I sent him some emails but he never replied ,I felt he was just busy ,he's too kind ,too kind. He has helped me on this site so much. I have no words to say how sad I am ,he will be greatly missed. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Ohh I can never forget him ,NEVER.
How sad so young and talented, but now he can make cakes for my baby boy in Heaven !!!!
While I never had the chance to meet him in person, I grew to know and love Rylan through shared interests on Face Book. In addition to his incredible talent as a cake artist, he had a tender love of animals and a passion for gardening. His love of growing new and exotic plants in a Las Vegas environment was a joy he shared with friends from all over. His attention to detail was found, not only in his gorgeous cakes, but the intricate designs of his flower, fruit and herb beds. Oh Rylan, if only you knew how much we all loved you... You gentle soul will be so missed.
What a beautiful way to remember our CC member and friend.
His talent knew no boundaries, his kind heart knew no stranger. Rylan, you will be missed, but your contributions to all of us will live on forever. Thank You for the encouragement and kind words you once gave me, you were and always will be an inspiration! Our cake world has lost an important ingredient. YOU!
I am so very, very sad to hear the news about Rylan. I was totally in awe of his talent and not for one moment did I imagine that such incredible creations were made by someone so young. I once messaged him to tell him how much I admired his work and I received such a very lovely message back. I'm sad that he's gone - but more than that, I'm sad that he had such problems that he could see no way forward. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. G-d bless.
This is very sad news. Rylan, your talent and heart will be missed.
Rylan may your gentle soul Rest In Peace.
So sad to hear the new about Rylan. What an amazing cake decorator and kind human being. I needed help several times on CC when he came to the rescue. I always appreciated his kind words and encouragement! I had never met him personally or knew how young he was. What an amazing talent. I could alway tell when he posted one of his beautiful cakes, they were always flawless. I hope there is cake is heaven. "Hugs" to his family. Rylan will be greatly missed.
Very sad news :( my thoughts and condolences are with this talented soul's friends and family.
Rest peacefully Rylan you are home friend.
I've always admired his work and his kindness. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. RIP
I am so heart broken by the loss of Ryan. He was an awesome human being. I still remember when he started and getting his messages and question. He grew to be a great artist. And had an awesome heart. Love makes us do things that are hard to understand. Hope God has him in heaven and hopefully we will meet again. You will be forever in our hearts Rylan.. <3
The tragedy of losing someone so young and talented is terrible. I am so sorry for his loss and especially for the loved ones he left behind.
I was one of the fortunate ones who had the chance to meet Rylan. 24 hours on my eyes still burn with tears at his sudden passing.... from across the ocean, i and the world will remember you,....your smile was enchanting, your laughter contagious...... goodbye my friend. Maxine xx
you will be missed dearly...such great talent...
Rylan, I have no doubt you are an angel in heaven now. I am so sorry that we on earth have lost you. You always had a kind word, and such a gentle spirit. The world is a less beautiful place with you gone. I pray you are finally at peace and we will miss you more than you would ever know. <3
Very sad . My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.
I couldn't believe it when I heard it...my heart is broken right now---You will be greatly missed Rylan...I pray that your family find peace and acceptance in such difficult moments. God bless you.
Sending my condolences to the family and friends! RIP!!!
We have lost something irretrievable with Rylan's passing. His cake designs were among the few that could truly move me. I always struggle to understand how somseone so blessed with talent could be so unhappy, for it seems to me that, in the grand scheme of things, one who gives so much should receive everything in return. He will be sorely missed.
I too, didn,t know him personally. but loved all his comments and his help on c/c. i visited his website many times and admired his beautiful cakes. My heart is heavy tonight. My prayers are with his family and friends.
I didn't know him, but reading this was very touching. May his family and friends find peace in these difficult moments they face. Rest In Peace, Rylan.
So saddened to hear this news. What a talented young man he was. I commend Cake Central for not only honoring this individual with his amazing talent but also including the information at the end of the article to those they may need help. My prayers are with his family.
My heart aches now as I remember reading Rylan's posts offering helpful advice over the past few years. Such a generous spirit and kind hearted soul. My heart aches further as I remember viewing many of his masterpieces in awe, then reading his own comments of their flaws. Rylan will be missed more than he will probably ever have known. My thoughts go out to his family who must be hurting beyond comprehension right now. I hope they can find peace somewhere in all of this and pray that God can use this tragic and devastating loss somehow for good. Rylan was an inspiringly talented cake artist, and an overall beautiful young man.
It is hard to imagine, a person with such talents and somebody who is so much admired can take his own life. We can never know what's going on inside our brain, what tiny little thing can hurt us.
May God give us all courage & tolerance; and help us not to hurt any one knowingly or unknowingly.
My heartfelt condolences; may God give patience to his loved ones.
I am so sorry for the very early demise of A very talented young man. i watched his anniversary cake video, that i can sense some sadness on his voice, the wa y he thanked Mayen and everyone who supported him on his journey to cake decorating industry sounds like a premonition...may he Rest in Peace and be happy now that he is with his creator.
I didn't know Rylan but I am so upset by this sad news. I know how hard it is to lose someone close at such a young age. May his family and friends, in time, let the good memories heal the loss and hurt they are feeling now. I only hope that he has now found the peace in his passing that he couldn't find in life.
May his soul rest in peace.
I am so shocked and sad to hear about Rylan. Such a sweet person- always willing to help a caking friend. So creative and talented! I cannot remember howmany times he eagerly emailed me back to assist me with my questions and challenges, especially knowing how busy he was! My condolensces to his poor family....my heart aches for them during this sad time... Terri
I am saddened over hearing this news yesterday. He was such a talent and stayed so humble through it all. He will be missed.
What a sad news. I didn´t know him personaly, I never even contacted him, but I admired his work and his amazing talent. Rest in Peace Rylan. Condolensces to his family. Alex
My deepest condolences to Rylan's family and friends. Such a beautiful person and talent..may your soul find the happiness and peace you so much deserve.
My heart goes out to his family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you and anyone his life touched. May you rest in peace.
may he rest in peace. My condolences to his family.
This post was very shocking to read. My condolences to Rylan's family. My impression from this site is he was a happy young man with extraordinary talent. I wish he could have felt the love when it counted most.
You are at peace now Rylan..my prayers and thoughts flood out to your family and friends...I'm new to CC but I am deeply touched by how you have infused yourself in others..because you saw no peace here, sleep peacefully now:-(
I am so desperately sorry. My heart breaks for his family and all who love him.
Prayers sent to all whose lives he touched. May God give them the strength to get through these difficult times. May he rest in peace.
I did not know this young man, but he gave so much advice and help here on the CC forum, I feel quite shocked and saddened by this news. My heart goes out to his family and friends and may he rest in peace. From a UK member
So saddened to hear about this loss. My thoughts go out to the family, friends and CC community.
I never heard of him until today, but I am really sad for such a person spoken of in a very good way should be lost like this forever, may God grant him eternal peace, and my condolences to hs family.
RIP Rylan...You are home now..
what a lovely tribute. such sad news. my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. CC is a family of caring people.
This is very sad. I've seen these cakes before but never knew him. Thank you for this tribute. What a wonderful artist. Praying for his friends and family.
He will definitely be missed. At some point or another, I think Rylan helped each one of us and his legacy will live on. I hope he is at peace, and my condolences go out to his family and friends.
May his soul rest in peace. Very sad indeed, sincere condolences to his famil and friends.
This is so sad! I loved following his blog after learning about him from Cake Central. I always looked forward to hearing more from him. Back in Jan 2010, I sent him an email with questions and he responded right away. I just looked up that email and am reminded how generous he was. We chatted back and for a bit and he gave me great advice. My opening comment to him was “I love your cakes and I’m happy to have found you.” Was a sad tragedy for any person to not understand their self worth. He was a good young man and he will be missed by all. My prayers go out to his family and friends left behind.
How incredibly sad. If only we could turn back the clock and reach out to him in the hopes that it would alter his final act. I can only imagine the pain his family and friends are feeling right now. What a terrible loss. So, so sorry to hear such heartbreaking news.
One of the sweetest, most genuinely nice person I ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was like my own brother and treated me as such on the 2 occasions that we got to hang out. I will miss him forever.
My heart goes out to the family and friends....as they mourn the loss of this wonderful man. I can't even fathom what they are going through. This is a reminder to all....to be kind to one another. We never know what path someone is walking. Peace to you, Rylan.
that is awful. I am very sorry to hear this news.
R.I.P. Rylan. This is so sad! You will be missed.
This came as a sad surprise, very sad. We'll miss him greatly.My condolences to his family.
My heart aches in sadness for this tragic loss. You will missed Rylan thank you for selflessness and inspiration. May you now soar with the angels!
My heart is broken. Oh, Ry, you always seemed as lovely and as fragile as those sugar birds you made - artists often are. My condolenses to those left behind. May this pain inspire us all to look around, take notice of and reach out to those around us.
I feel so sorry for the loss
I am so shocked, and saddened, we will all miss such amazing talent and awesome cake designer, my heart aches for his family, my prayers go out to them.
Beautiful words Spuddysmom, God bless our Rylan. I'm devastated and heartbroken.
so sad, for cc and his family:(
Such a loss at such a young age. Let us all just take the time to tell those close to us that we love them. Prayers go out to his family and friends, with time the wound will heal,
So sad. I am praying for his family because I know what they are going through and the never-ending pain and never-answered questions they will have to live with.
I had to beat my eyes a hundred times when I saw the top of the page. This is SAD! Really SAD !! I do not know what to say...... and I will also end it there.
My thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends!! He was just such a talented guy with such a bright cake future ahead of him. I could not imagine what could possess him to do this. People if you all ever need someone to talk to or confide in or get encouragement from ... PLEASE !!!!!!!!!! Feel free to message me.
Suicide is NOT the way out!!! It solves nothing!!!! GOD created us all with unique abilities and we are all destined to make a unique contribution to this life until GOD takes us home. Please people please, I am very unhappy about this, very unhappy! This is sad!!!!!!!!!
Please except my condolences, Im sure he was a great person. May he reswt in peace
i know i left a previous message. but after the shock sunk in....i looked at the cake on the home page and i put two+two together and remembered asking his advice in the past and how freindly and open he was and encouraging me not to give up caking. this was a long time ago and i remember him asking a question for people to post pics of our first cakes to where we are now. and everyone in the forum could not believe how talented he was and the differene in his cake skills. anyways-i am truely sadden and my heart breaks for his family and honestly for rylan too. i can only hope that his family and friends can find comfort through their faith and each other. as for the CC family and fans of his work we lost such a talented, generous person. i wish i had an opportunity to know him personally. but i often feel we know people best through their work. may you rest in enternal peace.
Oh no! Jene we emailed just a few short months ago - I'm so sorry I didn't know what pain you were experiencing and wish I could have done something to help. I'm deeply saddened by this news. My condolences to his family and friends. xo, Marian
I'm so sorry for the loss of such a young person.
i am SO sick to hear yet again of a young, talented, adorable, and caring young soul that did not or could not see the bright future awaiting them. We continue to lose these angels among us.
Spuddysmon is exactly right-- we must open our eyes and hearts and take notice and TAKE ACTION and help the Rylans among us to see a bright future, fot their sake, and for ours.
My condolances to all -
My condolences to his family and friends. I am sure he will be missed.
So very sad. He always had so much to offer the cake decorating world and shared so selflessly. Prayers go out to all those who grieve his loss.
This is heartbreaking, Rylan was a beautiful soul with so much talent. Tragic. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
oh my, this is so very sad. Rylan, your were and are loved by so many. You inspired us all with your creativity and generosity. We will all miss you so very much.
y heart is broken. He was the sweetest most helpful person I think I met in cc. I am so sad to know he was hurting so badly to do this thing...may God take him into His embrace and love him. Rest in Peace.
A great loss not only to your family and loved ones, but to us CC members as well. you were an inspiration to all of us. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. My heartfelt condolences to his family. Rest in Peace Rylan
I am so shocked to hear this news. Very very sad..... Rylan is one of the members I really admired and looked forward to see his creations every time. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and may his soul rest in peace.
So sad to hear this. What a great loss, May his soul rest in peace. My prayers are with his family and friends at this time.
My thoughts and prayers go to his family. So sad, my husband and his family suffered a loss in the same sad way. I know how difficult it can be at a time like this.
His work was beyond words can explain, such brilliant talent he could of reached the stars. May god bless his family in this tragedy and heal their hearts for their loss. May you rest in peace Rylan.
I'm very sad to hear of this tragedy. Rylan will be missed.
My deepest condolences for his family. Geez, he was sooo young and talented. I knew him from CC, never got lucky to meet in person. This is shocking me :(
Rylan had amazing talent that he willingly shared with everyone. He was a kind and gentle soul and he as well as his talent will be so missed. My prayers go out to his family and loved ones. Such a sad, sad loss.
I too am so saddened by this news. God be with Rylan's family as well as his extended cc family.
This is so sad. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones.
Que triste, um jovem tão talentoso, com um rostinho tão meigo! Que Deus console seus entes queridos .
This came as very Sad news...I have come to admire and incure inspiration from his Creations....My heart goes out to his family!!
So sorry to hear this. Rylan was one of the first people to welcome me when I joined the site.
Very "very" sorry to hear this...
This is heart breaking. He was an amazing cake designer,so talented! My prayers go out to his family.
Please except my sincere condolences. May his soul R.I.P.
Please accept my sincere condolences. May his soul R.I.P.
I am so sorry to hear this. His family will be in my prayers..
What a shock. He was such a talented person. I'll never forget how impressed I was to learn that an absolute masterpiece I saw was his very first cake. Moreover, he always wrote the nicest things in forums here on CC and even pm'ed me a few times to say something kind. He will be sorely missed.
So young.. God bless him and his family. Nakikiramay kami.
Very soon after Jene showed up on CC, he I had an immediate bond. Gingerbread, and caking were common topics... yet we shared the love of gardening, and decorating our homes as well. He was sweet natured and innocent in so many ways and I felt protective of him as he was the same age as my own son. Once after I visited Las Vegas I msgd him and told him how close I had been to contacting him while there just to say, "hello" face-to-face. He chided me for not doing so --that he would have me over for lunch. I was privileged to be his friend on FB, and saw that he was greatly distressed this past week. So many reached out to him, but sometimes it just happens that one cannot get through. I am heartbroken that he saw no other recourse. A gentle soul has left this community bereft of his presence. He saw so much beauty in the world around him yet he could not find solace. I pray that he is truly resting in PEACE.
My condolences to this young man's family and friends. So young, so talented.
My condolences to his family and friends. No parent should ever outlive their child (I speak from experience, a survivor of suicide) I feel the pain that they are feeling and it breaks my heart. I wish them peace and healing. For everyone who knew him, talking about him to each other will help to heal, keeping it bottled up will not. Jene (Rylan) may you find the peace you were looking for and I will ask my son to guide you on your way. Forever in our Hearts always in our Memories.
It is an absolute loss when a young person with such a huge talent, wonderful soul and brilliant mind, end his days in this earth, but lets remember the best times, the memories and the legacy stay with us until the end of times for each of us... God Bless his family and those who knew him... many prayers...
My condolences to the family and friends. Not having known Rylan, he will be remembered by me for the kindness and time he put in to put together a list of tutorials for the benefit of all bakers.
My deepest sympathy to family & friends. And.......to the world of baking and sugar art.
It is the saddest moment for any parent to lose a child. May the family find comfort in his very much appreciated talent. I regret not having the privilege of knowing him. Based on what I have read about this young man who was loved so much, I know that his in heaven with the angel.
Thinking of the family and friends of such a talented young man . Such sad news ,
Deepest sympathies to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace. Badly missed talented young cake artist.
My prayers are with his family and friends.
God bless you Jene (Rylan) now in Heaven with the angels...