deda's bakery

American Made Since 2011

Catherine Misener

Vancouver, Washington
Mighty fine treats that celebrate local ingredients, like local microbrews, espresso & pasture-raised eggs. deda's-we believe in the sweet life.

Tell us about your business.

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 stand out?

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...

Comments (0)


Mark Your Calendar

    Aug. 31, 2015

    Final day for entering the Audience Choice Award competition.

    Oct. 19, 2015

    Final day to cast your vote for your favorite makers.

    Oct. 23, 2015

    2015 Editors' Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

    See past Award Winners
    Nov. 7, 2015

    Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City. Tickets are available now.

    Discover the American Made Summit

More Finalists

  • 2015 Audience Choice Winner

    Baiser Beauty

    Erika Arguello & Claudia Llamosa & Maria Copello
    Baiser Beauty is a natural luxury skin care and beauty line handcrafted in Miami Beach with 100% certified organic ingredients.
    Style, Beauty
  • 2015 Food Finalist

    Sea Love Sea Salt Co.

    Amanda Jacobs
    Hand-harvested, solar-evaporated sea salt from the ocean of Wrightsville Beach, NC, producing culinary finishing salts, cocktail salt & rubs.
    Food, Agriculture & Sustainability
  • 2015 Food Finalist

    Good Food LLC

    Angelica Xavier
    GOODBITES are superfood truffles made of chocolate, coconut oil and honey, covered in hemp seeds. Raw, organic, vegan, gluten-free and delicious!
    Food, Sweets & Baked Goods
  • 2015 Style Finalist

    Obeah NYC

    Jonathan Steadman
    Obeah [ō-bē-ah] is a line of fragrance for the home and body, handmade with respect to quality, design, and function.
    Style, Beauty