Her first Vegan Breakfast Cake she started to create when she was 12 years old in 2012. She discovered her passion for baking and cooking. The teenage girl said it was because of her huge sweet tooth. Clara loves cooking, baking, cleaning, and dancing. Her pets are three dogs.
Clare also has a blog where she writes about her activities, like bake sales for charity. You also can find recipes and place orders for her cakes and see the catering for Italian dinner party, vegan fest, brunch pop-up and music fest. And she has a menu not only for cakes and cupcakes but also for Canneloni, cookies, bars and pies. Visit her Site Clara Cakesand learn about her activities.
It’s 7 AM and I’ve told myself I’m not going to eat leftover Breakfast Cake this morning. I get out of bed and walk into the kitchen, where a pink cake box innocuously rests on the counter. I mercilessly attack the leftover cake with my fork, hovering over the box like a monster. This has happened two days in a row. Breakfast Cake has low-key ruined my life.
You’d do this too (please tell me you’d do this too) if you had baked goods by Clara Polito in your house. The vegan teenager just wrote her first cookbook published by powerHouse Books, and it’s filled with creative and delicious dessert recipes like the one for Breakfast Cake.
Inside the sunny Atwater Village apartment, Polito told me about her meatless history. Her mother, Colleen, became a vegetarian at the age of 16 for ethical reasons. Polito followed suit at the tender age of five, then made the switch to veganism at 14. “I read more about factory farming and the dairy and egg industry, and felt that being vegetarian wasn’t enough anymore,” Polito said.
Her baking interests began when she was 12 years old. Her calm demeanor helped her get over the initial challenges of getting the hang of the craft. “My experiments weren’t always good, but the best part was that I never thought, Oh, I’m not going to bake anymore, I can’t do this,” she said. “I tried by trial and error, and once I got the hang of it, results started getting better.”
That year, Polito launched Clara Cakes, a company to service Los Angeles’ vegan baked goods needs. In addition to the many pop-ups, special events, and custom orders she does, Polito regularly supplies her treats to Pizzanista!, Azla Vegan, and Cruzer Pizza.