Why Small Businesses Matter at Ridgefield: Stacey’s Totally Baked
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You are HE Stacey is totally done!
Three questions for Stacey Sussman, owner of Stacey is totally done.
It all started in 2014 with a garbage truck cake for my son’s third birthday. After that came a unicorn for my daughter and in 2016 I had moved on to a cake for a family wedding; Stacey’s Totally Baked was born this weekend. In 2020, I quit my corporate job to devote myself full time to my mission of making the world a “gentler” place. I’m a licensed Connecticut artisan bakery, which means all of my original creations and signature products are made from my home kitchen. My goal is to create beautiful cakes, cupcakes and other baked goods that taste better than they look.
What is your best-selling product / service?
Cakes / cupcakes are my best sellers as they can be any flavor and decorated to meet the needs of any party. Favorites include the mochaccino (chocolate cake, coffee buttercream), coconut cake with fluff, and carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Some unique items that I make are Babkas and my family’s non-traditional Mandel bread. Recently there has been a growing interest in my cake and mousse “shooters” – individual desserts perfect for any party.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
Deborah’s Ann chocolate coated espresso beans add a touch of flavor to my Mochaccino cupcakes. For all the living flower needs, I partner with Laura Cantwell of Purple Heather Floral Designs. Kim Begonja from Purple Frog Graphics helps me with my printing needs including business cards and box stickers. More generally, I’ve learned that the local business community supports each other incredibly both on social media and how they spend their own money. We all understand that a strong local economy will benefit the entire community.