My name is Amanda Wickens, and I am the self-taught, cake designer behind Short and Sweet Bakery.
As a young girl I always gravitated towards the kitchen, constantly standing on a stool just itching to help my Mom bake whatever was on the menu that night. Since then, not much has changed!
I graduated from Rivier University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. After that I spent three years as a reading tutor, teaching children that reading can be as fun as you make it. I absolutely loved being in the classroom, but my true passion sparked on Father’s Day three years ago when I baked and decorated my very first cake for my dad. Cake decorating was just one of those things that once I started…I couldn’t stop!
Since that day, I never looked back. In 2020, I traded in my paper and pencil for an apron and a whisk and opened Short and Sweet Bakery. Being a self-taught baker has taught me how important it is to take pride in your growth and to always be open to new adventures. I specialize in a wide assortment of sweets for various occasions, and I am always determined to make sure your special occasion is as a sweet as the cake on the table!