Meet the Owners

Meet the Owner

The Mancuso Family

My name is Tracy and I am the mother of two young children who are the light of my life. I also have a very loving and creative husband who has supported and continues to support my crazy cake making dream! I spent my high school years in Sequim, Washington and graduated from Western Washington University with a BS degree in Environmental Science. We moved to Southern Oregon shortly after I graduated for my husband to complete college and shortly after he graduated we started a family. I spent the first few years of my children’s lives as a stay-at-home-mom and worked part-time when necessary. Needless to say, cake decorating (or even baking) was the farthest thing from my mind, until I started watching a lot of ‘Cake Boss’. That sparked a desire in me to create something amazing out of cake and thus the dream began. 

I started decorating cakes after making my daughter’s second birthday cake. I had been watching a lot of ‘Cake Boss’ and had always thought that I could do something like ‘you see on t.v.’! How hard could it be anyway? I learned a lot though trial and error and came out with a very cute three tired, baked from scratch cake that was the hit of the party. That humble creation quickly blossomed into my business venture called Delicious Designs. My client base grew so quickly I had to quit my ‘day job’ only after a year and was focusing on cake decorating full time! 

While growing my personal business, my good friend (and now business partner) Melissa and I started talking about teaming up and working together. In January of 2013 we combined our personal businesses and Sugar Rush was launched! We expected slow and steady growth, but were immediately welcomed by a much unexpected growth spurt that left both of us surprised and very motivated! 

Cake decorating and raising two small children (one with autism) has its rewards and challenges, but at the end of the day I am completely fulfilled and excited for each new day. I absolutely love what I do and I feel completely blessed to have a career that is a creative outlet as well as a networking adventure! I continue to meet the most wonderful people and look forward to meeting many more! 


Baker ~ Designer ~ Mom