Long-time south-side bakery closing doors

A long-time south side bakery is closing.

A sign in front of Amazing Cakes of Indy, known for custom-made cakes for weddings, graduations, birthdays and other special events, says the shop at 4102 South Madison Ave. is liquidating all of its equipment and closing for good Dec. 30 after nearly 30 years in business. 

Amazing Cakes owner Millie Green began decorating cakes as a hobby when she wasn't working in her regular job as secretary at her husband’s south-side nut-processing company, Richard Green Co. Inc. 

Millie got so good making cakes that she started offering cake-decorating classes in the basement of the Richard Green Co. in the early 1980s.

Several years later, Green launched her own business, which quickly became a go-to site on the south side for people seeking cakes for special occasions. 

Green became known for using Australia’s rolled fondant method to cut and create precise patterns. She made cakes in the shapes of castles, race cars, bulldozers, animals and pool tables, to name a few of her designs. 

She also became known as an expert in the field. Green, according to the company’s web site, was elected president of The International Cake Exploration Societe in 1997 and 1998.

Green could not be reached for comment Tuesday morning on the reason fro the closure.

In a Facebook posting, Green said "after many years of success, Amazing Cakes will be closing its doors. We have been a family-run business for a long time and I have truly enjoyed being a part of your special moments over the years. We appreciate and thank each of you for all of your support."

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