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VIDEO! quarrygirl presents clara’s cakes! a teenage-run vegan bakery in LA.

you’re probably already familiar with teenage baking sensation clara polito, who owns and operates her own vegan business in los angeles called clara’s cakes…after all we’ve posted two recipe videos with her in the past. clara went vegan at the age of 12, and frustrated with the animal-free dessert options in her area, she decided to learn how to make her own treats. four years later, she’s got her own bakery with a menu that wows all kinds of eaters. in today’s video, we sat down with clara at her home in LA and learned about her most delicious creations and why she went vegan in the first place.

to learn where you can find clara’s cakes in LA, check out her website, twitter feed, and facebook page. i know that right now, you can find her cupcakes at pizzanista which happens to make the best vegan pizza in town. so go get ‘em.

VIDEO: vegan raspberry rice crispy treats with clara’s cakes!

heyo! today’s episode of quarrygirl presents is a recipe video with one of our favorite people, local teenage baking sensation clara polito of clara’s cakes!

people may not realize it, but due to ingredients like butter and gelatin, traditional rice crispy treats aren’t vegan…or even vegetarian! in this video clara shows us how to make cruelty-free raspberry rice crispy treats that taste even better than the original using vegan substitutes like earth balance and dandies

watch and learn, and be sure to hit up clara’s cakes for treats next time you’re in LA.

VIDEO: quarrygirl presents ms. cupcake vegan bakery in london

today quarrygirl presents goes global as we travel to london to check out ms. cupcake, the uk’s first entirely vegan bakery! 

i wish i could be more like owner mellissa morgan aka ms. cupcake. disappointed in the lack of british vegan baked goods when she moved to england from canada, she took matters into her own hands and started making treats in her tiny flat and selling them at a market stall. just three years later, ms. cupcake is a world famous bakery in brixton with over 150 different cupcake varieties, several other dessert lines, savory items, and a cookbook on the way. 

we sat down with mellissa to chat about why she started baking, why all people (not just vegans!) enjoy her desserts, and how cupcakes can provide an inclusive experience. when in london, be sure to check out ms. cupcake—-you won’t regret it! 

capital city bakery in austin celebrates vegan pizza day with pizza pastries!!

incredible! capital city bakery is an all vegan bakeshop in austin, texas and they’ll be celebrating vegan pizza day on saturday with pizza themed pastries!! they’ll have “pizza slice” sugar cookies (decorated with buttercream), and two kinds of dessert pizza (apple cinnamon with an almond glaze, and s’mores)! GO THERE! i love that even dessert places are getting in on vegan pizza day. sooooo excited!

photo credit: capital city bakery via facebook

pink french vanilla vegan gluten-free scones that taste like the real thing by charmed scones. holy wow, delicious. how have i not heard of this local (and mother/daughter owned, awww!) bakery before?!
my kick ass co-worker spotted these treats at a bridal shower and scored me a bag. she’s neither vegan nor gluten-free, and she was raving about them. seriously so good. 
charmed scones, you are now on my radar. can’t wait to try more flavors!

pink french vanilla vegan gluten-free scones that taste like the real thing by charmed scones. holy wow, delicious. how have i not heard of this local (and mother/daughter owned, awww!) bakery before?!

my kick ass co-worker spotted these treats at a bridal shower and scored me a bag. she’s neither vegan nor gluten-free, and she was raving about them. seriously so good. 

charmed scones, you are now on my radar. can’t wait to try more flavors!

quarrygirl cupcakes are on sale this week from clara’s cakes! eeeep, this is such exciting news! my favorite bakery—-which happens to be all vegan and teenage owned!—-has named my favorite cupcake after me, and they’re on special offer! i’m talking about TIRAMISU CUPCAKES: magnifico vanilla base with espresso filling and cream cheese, topped with delicato cream cheese frosting and cocoa powder with a single chocolate chip. aka: probably the best vegan cupcakes you’ll ever eat. don’t miss this chance!

all you need to do is order some delectable tiramisu cupcakes by monday april 16th, and you’ll get 10% off! hit up clara via email or through her awesome new website to order.

and of course, follow clara’s cakes on twitter and facebook!

vegan treats from veggie fixation!

you know i’m always on the lookout for new vegan baked goods, so i was STOKED when my friend rachel (who makes amazing jewelry!) sent me the following email/report on a vegan baking/catering service right here in LA called veggie fixation. check it: 

I had the pleasure of working alongside Christine Oppenheim at a vegan restaurant for over a year and learned of her ventures in the catering/cooking lessons world. Before I quit my job at this restaurant I shall leave nameless, I saw a vegan fruit tart that Christine made for a frequent customer. That’s when I inquired about making a cake for my mom’s birthday. Christine happily brainstormed some ideas with me and we settled on this delicious chocolate with coffee buttercream frosting double layer cake (all vegan and organic of course!). My mom loved this cake so much, describing it as “not too sweet, decadent and perfect.” 
Veggie Fixation, based in Santa Monica, currently offers private catering and cooking classes. Be sure to check out her website and blog for updates and info on future Whole Foods cooking demos!! 
Thanks Christine!

heart shaped vegan cheesy cookies by twice baked! not only is twice baked an awesome vegan bakery that makes delicious treats, but they also have the cutest damn logo i’ve ever seen. check them out.

please note, the crackers are usually smaller and not heart-shaped. these were a special dealie. 

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