“Sift & Gather, a cake studio, fills vacancy at downtown Olympia marketplace”
- Editor’s note: Owner Amber Markland is originally from Yelm. Stop in and wish her well: 222 Market at 222 Capitol Way N. in Olympia and on Facebook, Instagram or at www.siftandgather.com.
“222 Market — a collection of businesses in downtown Olympia that largely create food, drink or both — has filled a longtime vacancy after a broth-serving business closed about a year ago.
“Taking its place is Sift & Gather, a cake studio run by Amber Markland. The business has been at its new location for about a week, she said, but that doesn’t mean Markland is new to cakes and baked goods.”
“But after having children, she also wanted to teach them the value of giving back, so they volunteered their time at a nonprofit called Birthday Cakes 4 Free. It was there that Markland honed her skills as a baker and discovered a creative side.
‘”It allowed me to use cakes as a canvas for my art,’ she said,” by Rolf Boone, The Olympian.