headshotCakeapotamus LLC is owned and operated by Mandi Buckalew, a wife, mother of two, former teacher, and part-time super hero. Cakeapotamus began as a cake decorating hobby gone awry. In 2013, Mandi left teaching and opened a bakery.

The Opelika location opened in the summer of 2013 offering custom cakes, birthday parties, and walk-in retail. By the beginning of 2014, our cake and party business was going so well that we were able to stop offering walk-in retail. By the end of 2016, Cakeapotamus was able to relocate to a private kitchen and specialize only in cakes. Who’d have thought?