"The Cake Man" bounces back after Hurricane Michael

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ALTHA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - With the holidays behind us, many people have taken off their oven mitts and put away their mixing bowls, but James Brooks of Altha hasn't missed a beat-- or a beater.

"I started doing it real often back in 1991 just before my mother passed away and it's continued getting more and more every year," Brooks said.

He's better known as "The Cake Man."

"I've had people call and ask if this is the cake man and I 'yes, it's your cake man,'" Brooks said.

Brooks made more than 1,700 cakes in 2017.

Like many of us, Hurricane Michael slowed him down a bit.

"This time it was just a little over 1,500 on account of Hurricane Michael," Brooks said. "I was out of power for about 22 days so I didn't make any for about six or seven weeks."

Brooks delivers his tasty treats all across northwest Florida.

"Several of the businesses in Marianna this time didn't have their Thanksgiving parties because of the storm, which was good because I had plenty to do during that storm," Brooks said.

His goal in 2019 is to top the number of cakes he made two years ago.