We had the good fortune of connecting with Marissa Saucedo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Marissa, what matters most to you?
Something that really matters to me is the quality of my products. I always want to be known for having quality product, and putting time and care into each order I create. I feel like it’s easy for growing businesses to put quantity over quality when trying to grow and create more for less, and forgetting about quality in the work being put out there. The amount of time and care you put in your work is noticeable, and something I’d love to always be appreciated for.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
The art I create is both beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. I make decorated sugar cookies, including a wide variety of different flavors. Something that sets my work apart from others is my attention to detail. I create something unique and detailed for each one of my customers. I have always been known to be a creative, and found my niche working in a cookie bakery where I quickly moved up to decorating. A couple years later, I decided to pursue my dream of having a business of my own. It’s been challenging to grow a following starting from nothing, but has certainly been worth it. I’m continuing to work hard and create something beautiful and delicious for everyone, now including vegan and gluten free.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
A perfect San Diego day starts out in a coffee shop. More specifically, over in South Park at Communal Coffee. Breakfast would have to be at one of my favorite spots being Shorehouse in La Jolla for the best French toast, Snooze in Hillcrest for the best Breakfast Pot-Pie, or Breakfast Republic in Pacific Breach for the best American Breakfast. Fun daytime activities include a beach hike such as Torrey Pines, a bike ride around Coronado, or a day spent on the beach at one of my favorite little spots in La Jolla. Lunch would be sandwiches from Cheba Hut in PB or tacos at Salud in Barrio Logan. The best sunset watching spots are at the hilltop church in Presidio Park, the cliffs at Sunset Cliffs, or the Ocean Beach Pier. I’d head over to OB Noodlehouse in Ocean Beach for the best fried rice, Harney Sushi Oceanside Lounge for the best sushi, or Miguels in Old Town for a good Mexican dish for dinner. For after dinner, Rooftop Cinema is one of my favorite nighttime activities or a walk around UTC or One Paseo Mall. Dessert would have to be Baked Bear in Pacific Beach, or Salt and Straw in Little Italy.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
So many people have encouraged me along the way and helped me reach where I am today, but my mom and dad are my backbone. They support me in a way no one else does, and encourage me to reach for the unreachable. Them believing that I can do anything I put my mind to, gives me the confidence to do so. I’m so grateful for the amount of support they have given me throughout all of this.

Website: https://www.siftedandsugared.com/

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Image Credits
Taylor Victoria Photography

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