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Hidden Gems: Meet Mary Carter of Sun Baked Cookies

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mary Carter.

Hi Mary, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I started off just baking for friends and family for baby showers, birthday parties, and holidays, and as word spread, I started selling to friends of friends, made an Instagram account, and things took off from there!

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Yes- I think organic growth helped me ease into things; as a new baker I would’ve crumbled under the amount of orders I fulfill now, but growing slowly week by week taught me to implement time-saving tricks and systems. Also, I started selling cookies right before Covid hit in 2020, so baby/ bridal shower/ party orders were much smaller in scale to the typical size party order I complete these days.

We’ve been impressed with Sun Baked Cookies, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I specialize in delicious decorated custom sugar cookies for all events in San Diego. I love working together with clients to design the perfect cookies for their event, drawing inspiration from the invitation, decorations, location and more! I offer cookies for baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, holidays and more, and I am known for cookies that taste even better than they look.

Any big plans?
I hope to offer cookie decorating classes in 2022, and I’m also planning on expanding my menu.


  • Custom Cookies start at $48/ dozen with a 2 dozen minimum

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  • Instagram: @sunbakedcookies
  • Facebook: @sunbakedcookies

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Sun Baked Cookies

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