By Constance Smith

Sugar Mama’s, located at 101 Railroad St. in Hartselle, is known for its baked goods, take-home casseroles, coffee and more – and it is now also the home of Frosted by Madi.

Frosted by Madi is a new cake and sweets decorating business owned by Madi Lawson.

Lawson is a Hartselle native, graduating from Hartselle High School in 2016. She got started decorating the way many people do – by spending time in the kitchen with her mom, baking and making sweets.

After seeing countless beautiful cakes on social media, Lawson said she began experimenting, trying her hand at it. She realized not only did she enjoy doing it, she was good at it. Lawson said she finds the process of decorating to be a great creative outlet, and the focus it takes to decorate the cakes is calming and relaxing.

Lawson said she loves testing out different techniques and designs. She makes cakes for baby showers, gender reveals, weddings, bridals showers and many other events. She decorates cookies and cupcakes in addition to the cakes.

She is assisted in decorating by Melissa Pike, and Pike also delivers the wedding cakes.

One of Lawson’s favorite cakes she has decorated was a happy accident. She was experimenting with a new technique and what was supposed to be a rainbow cake ended up being a tie-dye cake. She said customers loved the new technique, and she has made many of tie-dye cakes since then.

To make an order, go to her website,, or connect with her on Instagram or Facebook.