Updated: Apr 12, 2018
Early in March I sat down with Mary of the SD Voyager to take a closer look into the origins of The Suga Mama, read below for the full story:
How did you get to where you are today?
I began my relationship with creativity and developed my ingenuous sweet tooth as a child. I would make anything from miniature houses out of cardboard and cotton balls, to custom designed (using a fork as my pastry tool) peanut butter cookies. I grew up in a house with 4 older brothers and their love for my baked goods was definitely an inspiration, as I realized that I could create something that other people loved.
As I grew older, I found myself becoming a DIY fanatic, and I started making anything from my own jewelry to oatmeal and honey face masks, and friend’s birthday cakes. Although I do enjoy art in general, my focus has really come to 2 main specialties: Cake and Skincare. I know I know, these 2 do not typically go hand in hand, especially since sugar is the skin’s enemy, but bear with me.
I love to create, I have always been interested in natural skincare and trying to stop the clock, and let’s be honest my sweet tooth has not diminished in the 20-something years since I was a child.
I also like to have variety in my life and cannot do the same exact thing every day, so this has led me to “The Suga Mama”. This is a brand where I can fuse the 2 loves of my creative life (I have 2 other loves of my family life-my son and boyfriend, so I have to disclose that 😊).
"I want to create products that promote beauty from the inside out, while allowing clients/customers to treat themselves"
My long-term goal is to find ways to make “healthy” cakes and pastries taste as divine as those with butter and cane sugar, but I am not there quite yet. I want to create products that promote beauty from the inside out, while allowing clients/customers to treat themselves and indulge a bit in those little things that can make a big difference in someone’s day or milestone in life.
Not only do I like to bake, but I like to decorate my cakes and take pride in making them look as good as they taste. I love simple cupcakes topped with fruit and buttercream, tall 2-3 tier cakes with elegant designs, cartoon themed cakes, and have recently tackled the art of macaron making, both using the French and Italian methods!
Read more on the SD Voyager site here.