Alisa Woods is the owner and creative mind behind Sift n Sprinkle, an in-home licensed bakery on the east side of Des Moines specializing in macarons, decorated cakes, and beautiful dessert trays. Alisa started competitive baking in 2013, entering 5 items in the Iowa State Fair to honor her grandmother who had entered the fair for many years before succumbing to dementia when Alisa was in college. That hobby became a full-fledged summer event, entering almost 40 items in the 2021 Iowa State Fair. When Alisa lost her job in 2020 shortly after having her second child, and amidst the pandemic, she began baking as a creative and productive outlet. That hobby quickly begat Sift n Sprinkle, as friends and family requested items for their small quarantine events. Sift n Sprinkle has grown to a licensed in-home bakery hosting macaron flash sales, holiday pop ups, and even baking a cake for Sir Elton John. You can find her creations photographed and displayed on Instagram and Facebook. She also sells her macarons at Dog Eared Books in Ames, and Kava in downtown Des Moines.