Love Takes The Cake
There’s nothing quite like a man in uniform and nobody knows that better than Amanda Rocafort
We brought you a story on Monday after the Macon Telegraph reported on a Facebook post from Amanda (Meadows) Rocafort, owner of Amanda's Cakery. According to her Facebook post "Effective April 3rd 2017 - We'll be Open For Appointments Only for custom cake orders for all occassions: Weddings, Birthdays, Baby Showers, Graduations, etc." Our storefront will no longer be open to the public until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. WE love you and will miss you greatly."
We got a chance to meet up with Amanda this morning to set the record straight after the Macon Telegraph incorrectly published a report that said "Downtown Macon is about to lose its bake shop." Brides freaked out, real estate agents swarmed the cakery and people who enjoyed stopping in for cupcakes, cake trimmings and cookies blew up her phone lines.
When Amanda Meadows opened her storefront on Cotton Avenue 6 years ago, she had no idea it would be the setting of where she would meet her future husband.
Amanda and her husband Will, a Floridian based out of Robins AFB, met at her cake shop on Cotton Avenue in 2013. He lived a block up, the cakery was on his running route. He bought cupcakes for a year before leaving his number. Amanda tried to break it off on their third date, and she told him she would never leave her cakery, but he was persistent. He loved her cupcakes, and little did she know, he would one day love her. Amanda goes on to say "My husband, best friend & love of my life, and I have been living 4,400 miles away from each other in two different continents for more than two years. Before he moved to Germany, he was deployed with the Air Force and I did not see him not even a day for six months. We've been doing the long distance relationship for the past 2 years, seeing each other for just a couple of weeks at a time every three months or so. The Monday after we got married May 14, 2016 he had to fly back to Germany. In fact, this year has been the first year we'll be able to see each other more."
While adjusting to married life came naturally, adjusting to military life is a different story for Amanda and she make the tough decision to scale back her storefront operation and just focus on custom orders. Although Amanda will be overseas enjoying her husband and married life, her bakery will still be staffed and orders can still be placed.
This chapter in Amanda’s life is only just beginning. As with military life, there is another deployment in their near future, but she knows it’s just another chapter in their lives and there will be more cakes to be made, “But now is the time to focus on love,” Amanda says.
Amanda hopes to be back in the states full time after her husband completes his temporary duty assignment in Germany , which she guestimates will be in early 2018. But Brides have no fear, you can still have your wedding cake made from Amanda's because cake tastings and bridal consultations will continue by appointment only at the Cotton Avenue location.
Amanda wants all of her customers to know that she will miss you and loves you and she can still be reached by email or phone. She also wants to remind everyone that Amanda's Cakery will have extended hours this week during the Cherry Blossom Festival. Please do stop by and pick up your sweets and offer your congratulations to the bride before she leaves on Monday.
Friday March 31st 11am-6pm
Saturday April 1st 10am-6pm
Sunday April 2nd 11am-5pm
To place orders after April 3rd, 2017, customers are asked to call 478-738-9504 or send an email to [email protected] to place orders.