American Made Since 2011
Boy meets girl. Girl shares unrelenting need for chocolate. Boy satisfies need. They fall in love, which only sweetens the deal. Together, they are deda’s bakery -- so named because 'deda' is what came out of their first son's mouth instead of 'daddy. We are a Vancouver, WA bakery dedicated to sourcing local ingredients to make handcrafted sweet treats. Primarily wholesale and custom order, we recently launched a kickstarter project for a bakery & cafe food trailer. Our hope is to have more opportunities to directly interact with our community by bringing the sweet life to the streets of Vancouver. Sugar to the People!
What makes your business unique?We are very much about using local ingredients, such as pasture-raised eggs from a local farm, freshly brewed espresso from a coffee shop -- and more recently, locally made microbrews. Yes, beer and whoopie (pies) go great together! We are truly a family business. Our youngest son (perhaps the youngest in the area with a food handlers card) is almost ready to be named Chief of the Whoopie Pie Division. Our oldest son (who provided the name deda) helps with marketing and creating packaging -- and is always ready to let us know what we're doing right or not. My husband, a professionally trained chef, is the head baker. I decorate and help with clients, marketing & menu creation. We recently started using microbrews in a line of sweet treats, including Brewballs (donut holes w/ wheat beer), whoopie pies, lemon bars and cupcakes. We have fun with what we make and want to share our appreciation for the sweet life!
What's the best business advice you've received?Explore every opportunity, because you never know...
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