About Us


Since opening her first brick and mortar in her hometown of Amherst, Ohio, Melissa VanderWyden has been whipping, baking, rolling, and frosting up a swarm...we mean storm. From fresh-baked daily chocolate chip cookies, to lavish custom cakes, The Hive serves it all.

Melissa has been baking since she was young, with her mom and grandmother showing her tricks and secrets along the way. After graduating from The Ohio State University, Melissa started baking professionally after moving to Los Angeles. She continued to grow as a baker, perfecting her decorating skills after a move to Philadelphia. In 2017, Melissa made the decision to move back to her hometown and open her very own bakery - The Hive Cake Studio.

It goes without saying that a visit to The Hive Cake Studio will satisfy your sweet tooth, but when you walk into the warm and bright, pastel blue and yellow bakery, it is a delight for your eyes as well. Sweets are crafted to not only taste delicious, but to look equally as amazing. Treats are made with fresh, real ingredients, home-made from scratch and always in small batches. Melissa takes time to decorate each and every item by hand, which makes every custom order unique.

In addition to her one-of-a-kind cake creations, Melissa serves up a variety of cupcakes, cookies and bars daily - so stop in today and say hello to the queen of The Hive herself!