We had the good fortune of connecting with Misha Parris and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Misha, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
Inspiration comes from many different places for me. Family, friends, ancestry, culture, creation in all forms, love, color, science, nature and spirituality just to name a few.
Baking and decorating has been one of the most beautiful journeys I’ve had the pleasure of being on as it has allowed me to tap into the majority of the things I am inspired by as well as granted me the freedom to create as a career.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art is making tasty sweets and cakes look colorful, funky, quirky and fun.
When it comes to this career, I am so proud of taking the risks I have so far. It has taught me to trust myself and have fun with every part of baking and decorating.
In a business perspective, I’m really proud of where I am today. Every step of the way has happened so organically, without pressures or even forcing anything. Overall, just taking everything step by step with the respect of my mental and physical health in mind.
Yes, there are some challenges here and there along the way. but I am lucky to say they’re small and temporary challenges.
Right now, I get to say I am doing what I love and the community around me that trusts me to do just that! This has taught me that people are a lot more supportive than we think they are and the majority of those people really respect your process of taking things step by step.
A really important lesson I have learned along the way would be to not sweat the things out of your control. When you have a business that services others and sometimes multiple people in one day… oftentimes, your day will not go as planned and that’s okay. This lesson has taught me resilience and to trust in myself.
Something I want the world to know about myself is that I will always lead with love and intention. And through that, my brand and my story does too. When you see me, you will see love. When you see my cakes and desserts, you will see love.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Hmmm! This is an interesting question for someone that is a homebody! But, I may have a few favorite things to do and places to see.
A whole week in Miami… well, food is very important. We would have to go to Planta in Coconut Grove for some vegan fusion food, Mandolin in Design District for the best Mediterranean food, Mr. Tutis Frutie’s in Florida City for refreshing juices and bowls. Pho-Thang, a hole in the wall with delicious big bowls of Pho.
Dumpling King in North Miami! Can’t forget La Sandwicherie and House Of Mac. Definitely have to hangout at Lagniappe in the evening with some wine!
You can’t be in Miami and not be outdoors Some other nice places to go to are the coconut grove Saturday market & the yellow green farmers market in north Miami! Definitely have to go to the beach & go to the Thunderbird drive in at night.
Also, can’t forget to go to Dubwise on Wednesday night for all the reggae vibes.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Wow. I am so supported and surrounded by so much love. A huge shoutout would have to go to my local community for trusting me to create for such special days in their lives with all the people they love.
Of course, and with complete gratitude, I am lucky to have my family and friends always rooting me on.
But, a special dedication would have to be for my mom. My mom has been with me through all the highs and lows of this career so far. We live together and I work at home, so she sees it all. On most of those days, she is the company I want and need to keep going even if the day has been incredibly long already. I can’t imagine this journey so far without her.
Photo of myself: Iris Torres-Gatherer (@throughtheiris)