Monday , February 24, 2014 - 4:00 PM
Prior to opening her first shop, Marni Costley, owner of Sugar Daisy Bakery, ran a wedding cake and cake decorating home-based business with her mother.
In January 2010, Costley opened her first location in Kaysville with the help of her husband, Guy Costley, who has a degree in business management and marketing.
“He had always wanted to have a business and I had always loved baking,” she said of making their dream coming true. The original menu was made up of sweet bakery treats only, but they have since expanded to include sandwiches as well.
In May 2013, Costley added a second location at the Station Park shopping development in Farmington. There, she attracts a lot of customers stopping in for lunch or something to munch on while they shop.
Costley said she divides her time between the locations, spending as much time baking as she can — in between running the business end of it.
“I love being able to do what I love every day. I love to bake and I love to frost,” she said.
Diners can customize their sandwiches ($6.75/whole or $4.25/half), choosing between white, wheat, sourdough, dark grain or ciabatta bread; turkey, ham, roast beef, pastrami or chicken salad; provolone, Swiss, Munster, gouda or Colby Jack cheese — and add their choice of lettuce, tomato, cucumber, sprouts, pickles and onions.
The treats are baked fresh from scratch and include mint or marshmallow brownies ($1.50), peanut butter bars ($1.50) and sugar cookies ($1.75). Earlier this month, Costley’s sugar cookies were touted as some of the best in the state by a local news station. She described them as soft, with a hint of orange zest and butter cream frosting. Their shape and decoration changes according to the seasons and holidays.
Costley described her giant cinnamon rolls ($1.75) with cream cheese frosting as “fluffy and very yummy.”
The menu also features eight flavors of cupcakes daily from a variety of about two dozen recipes Costley has developed. Favorites include red velvet, coconut and cookie dough — which she tries to keep on hand every day — as well as key lime, snickerdoodle, cookies and cream, Almond Joy and chocolate ganache.
Costley still fills orders for custom wedding cakes, starting at $350 for three tiers, and birthday cakes starting at $25.
They also sell take-and-bake frozen dough for rolls ($6/dozen).
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