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About Me

Melissa Lawson - Owner of Cakes by Mimi


Melissa is a Delaware native but currently resides in Elkton, MD and works full time as a special needs paraprofessional. Since an early age, Melissa quickly realized her passion for baking and also for art - remember the Easy Bake ovens we had as kids? That's where it all started!

Honing her skills later in life she took a short cake decorating class but from there she is completely self-taught and has learned primarily from trial & error, YouTube videos and baking shows. She wanted to learn how to create cakes that her family would enjoy
during birthdays and other special occasions. Once the orders started coming in they never stopped and that's how Cakes by Mimi was born.

Ever since Cakes by Mimi opened in 2009 Melissa has built an incredible client base that she has watched grow and change over the years. Specifically Melissa enjoys "creating kids birthday cakes especially when I get to see their reactions when I deliver it, also when customers send me pictures and I get to see the smiles with their cake. I also really enjoy making wedding cakes too. I enjoy taking the ideas of the couples and bringing them to life for their special day."

Please take a look at our price list or contact us for more info! 

Thank you!

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