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Melissa is originally from NY where she grew up in an Italian household that focused around food and celebrations. She went to pastry school in NY in 2012, moved to San Diego where she worked in a variety of bakeries small and large making various types of breads, pastries, desserts, and cakes. She also

specialized in GF and allergy free baking. She’s lived on and off Maui since 2008 with her husband and 2 children. 

The Frosted Mermaid is currently a home-based cake and dessert studio with a Food Handlers Permit allowed to sell direct to consumer serving the beautiful island of Maui. We also have a commercial kitchen where we make our wholesale. Every cake is created to mark each milestone event in your life. All cakes, cupcakes and desserts are made with a focus on fresh, natural, gourmet, local (when available) ingredients. We limit the number of orders we take each week to focus on providing the best possible experience for your wedding, custom cake or dessert table. It's more than just a cake to us, it's an experience! Cakes are the centerpiece of any special event bringing people closer for more memorable experience. 

Our Family has been affected by the August 2023 Maui fires. Melissa's husband Jonathan lost his livelihood and workplace where he was the director of operations.  As a small business owner our bakery business has also been affected due to lack of tourism. Most people don't know that all the funding that was raised for Lahaina is only allocated for Lahaina residents making it very difficult for people who only lost a place of business or work to survive. We appreciate your orders and patronage in supporting our small family business.

If you would like to donate please click the link.

We look forward to working with you.

We hope to make your celebrations unforgettable! 


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