About Us

Caramanda's Bake Shoppe is a family business, owned and operated by Melissa Henderson along with her three daughters in Lexington, KY. The bakery is named after Melissa's two oldest daughters, Cara and Amanda, (but don't worry, her youngest Joscelyn still gets plenty of love)!


Melissa comes from a long line of bakers. She grew up in the foothills of Appalachia- where the art of baking is practically a religion. She spent her childhood learning recipes that had been passed down for generations. Her bakeries are some of the last remaining places in Kentucky that can create a from-scratch meringue pie like your grandmother used to make, or a decadent jam cake that reminds you of the good ole days.


Melissa pairs her knowledge of traditional Kentucky desserts with an expert  modern technique to produce some of the finest sweets in the state. Whether you want an old-fashioned favorite or a sweet new creation, Caramanda's is your one stop sweet shop.