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Clara Cakes features seven years worth of tried and true vegan dessert recipes created by Clara Cakes’ teenage founder and CEO, Clara Polito. With an early start in her family’s kitchen, Clara was just twelve years old when she started baking and created her namesake company. Clara hand-sold her first sweets at music and art shows throughout Los Angeles, turning the show-goers into taste-testers, then forever customers.
Already a greatly accomplished baker at the tender age of just 19, Clara has created special gems of recipes such as: the Inception Cookie–a chocolate chip cookie covered Oreo that has and blown away endless minds; to nourish long workdays, there’s a Breakfast Cake recipe which contains banana cake, maple frosting, and caramelized corn flakes; when in love, there’s the Neapolitan Cake–a vanilla cake with chocolate pudding and strawberry frosting; if feeling randy, there’s the Sexy Cake–a zesty lime cake topped with tangy lime frosting and spicy, salty blueberry sauce. We’d like to say we have all our bases covered.
Clara Cakes is not only a peek into the Clara’s world, but it’s a testament to the DIY ethos that shaped this business from the get-go. There are short and sweet stories along the way, dessert haikus, and even some advice on how to wholeheartedly turn your hobby into a business. Baking is not always neat, so sometimes you gotta strike out before you hit a home run. Running a business is never easy, and you gotta deal with having frosting under your fingernails all the time. It’s all one big game when mixed together, so Batter Up.
Clara Cakes, the brainchild of Los Angeles-based teen baker Clara Polito, is packed to the brim with easy and delicious vegan dessert recipes to make at home. Clara began baking at age 12, selling her cakes at DIY punk shows and baking competitions. Now, as a teenager, her self-run company Clara Cakes is all over town—catering events, providing sweets and treats to stores across the city, and still popping up at punk shows!
Clara’s personal sweet tooth has led to the creation of amazing and unique recipes such as:
* Inception Cookie: An Oreo cookie secretly baked inside of a chocolate chip cookie. Mind blowing!
* Breakfast Cake: Banana cake, maple frosting, and caramelized corn flakes. The most important cake of the day.
* Sexy Cake: A zesty lime cake topped with tangy lime frosting and spicy, salty blueberry sauce. XXX.
* S’mores Bars: The name says it all. Who needs a campfire when you have a bag of vegan marshmallows and an oven?
Clara Cakes is the sweetest vegan cookbook to hit market, and a peek into Clara’s world. There are playlists and personal stories along the way, dessert haikus, and even some advice on how to turn your hobby into a business. Baking is not always neat, so sometimes you gotta make a mess before you make it big. But whether making music, running a business, or baking delicious, ethical desserts, it’s always the best when you Do It Yourself. Take a look inside and let Clara be your guide!