Shanon Camille O'Banion is a self-taught cake decorator with a passion for celebrating. She truly feels like the success of her growing cake business is a gift from God.
She has never taken any formal culinary baking or cake decorating classes, but instead earned a Bachelor's degree in business management from Lindsey Wilson College.
After a successful career as a project leader at an automotive manufacturing plant, this wife and mother decided to quit her office job to try and fulfill her dream of owning her own home-based business.
After a failed attempt at medical transcription, (which was way to sedentary for this restless gal) she found herself running out of options... and money. And then, her son turned one ;-) After creating her son's first birthday cake, it became apparent to friends and family where her true talents lied.
After filling a handful of cake orders, her business literally exploded overnight. Within a few months her hobby had turned into a full-blown business and had grown from 1 or 2 orders a week to 4-5 orders a week and dozens of weddings each year.
In the spring of 2012, a commercial bakery was installed in the basement of her home, where she now works, lives and raises her family. Completely full-filling her life-long dream of owning her own home-based business. She gives all the glory to the Lord for his blessings and allowing her to do what she loves while providing for her family.
A retail space opened in February of 2016. They carry a full line of cupcakes, cake by-the-slice, cake pops, cookie sandwiches, chocolate dipped treats, macarons and more.
The business name of "Cakes by Camille" was actually a product of her brother, Jeffrey Mardis, a graphic design artist. He told someone that a cake she made was a "cake by Camille" and he felt inspired to design a logo! And design he did!! The Cakes by Camille logo was designed by his design firm, Logo Planet Laboratory. Its modern design and sleek feel have helped give this small company a very chic appeal. Since the logo was built around the Camille name, it just kind of stuck. And so, Cakes by Camille was born.