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Cupcake Camp Miami 2014 Baker Spotlight: Bunnie Cakes

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As a cupcakery, Bunnie Cakes is special in that the offerings are vegan and gluten-free. Mari, the owner and creator behind the vegan and gluten-free sweets, has figured out how to create a cupcake that tastes so good you would not know the cupcakes were vegan or gluten-free. Before meeting Mari and sampling Bunnie Cakes' cupcakes at this weekend's Cupcake Camp Miami 2014 event, Mari answered a few questions about Bunnie Cakes and her inspiration.

How did you come up with the name Bunnie Cakes?
I was looking for domains online and I came up with the name out of the blue and the domain was available, the rest is history.

What inspires you to bake?
My children. Also customers, specially kids and moms that come to my store in desperate need for help. I was them 5 years ago, with no options for my children who had food allergies. That is the reason I created Bunnie Cakes.

What is your favorite thing that you offer?The cinnamon sugar, banana chocolate chips and guava cupcakes, the pizza rolls, the cheese balls.

What is your best selling item?
The guava mini cupcakes.

What are your baking hopes for the upcoming year?Expand my business into new places.

What has been your biggest kitchen disaster?
So many! The biggest one was in front top judges at Food Network when I made a mistake in the batter and have to redo everything from scratch with 10 minutes left on the clock, the flavor of the cupcake was corn and arugula. Luckily, I made it and I got rave reviews in my adventurous cupcake recipe!

Describe your cupcakes in three words.Delicious, Healthy, Compassionate

What advice do you have for others who are considering baking as a career?
Perseverance! Just keep your dreams up high and don't let anyone touch them. Everything is possible, there are no limits!

Do you do custom orders?Yes.

What is the price range for your sweets?
From $1.60 to $4 for cupcakes. Cakes run from $32 - $100, not including custom orders.

What is the best way to place an order?Online through our website or by calling the call the store at (786) 268-9790.

Where should people go to find out more?
Our website, Facebook page, or on Instagram @msbunniecakes.

Bunnie Cakes will be at Cupcake Camp Miami 2014. Tickets for the event are $10.00 ($11.54 with Eventbrite fees) and can be purchased here. For more information on the event, visit Cupcake Camp Miami 2014's Facebook page.

This article is part of a series highlighting the bakers who will be donating cupcakes and present at this year's Cupcake Camp Miami event. The event benefits Give Kids The World Village.

Stephanie Diaz is the writer behind Confessions of a City Eater. For more on baking visit Confessions of a City Eater or send your emails to confessionsofacityeater@gmail.com.

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