Vegan Cupcakes! Now Local!!!

Bake You Happy
Santa Clarita now has it’s own vegan-friendly cupcake shop, and let me tell you they KNOW how to bake. In fact, they were featured on the Food Network show, “Cupcake Wars” and beat the three other cupcake bakeries to win $10,000. I first heard about this shop, Bake You Happy when reading a featured story about them and their television victory in The Signal.

Besides being Santa Clarita locals and cupcake baking champions, they also bake vegan and gluten-free cupcakes every Thursday! When i first heard about Bake You Happy i had to wait till Thursday to test out their vegan cakes. I stopped by with my brother; their shop is located in the Barnes and Noble shopping center on Valencia Blvd. That particular day, they were selling two vegan cupcakes, Chocolate and Red Velvet. We were lucky to grab the last vegan chocolate cupcake they had.

Bake You Happy Cupcake Box

Looks delicious, right? As good as these look, I was still blown away by the fluffy, delicately soft and sweet flavor of these. Just… WOW!

Bake You Happy, Vegan Red Velvet Cupcake

Pictured above, the vegan Red Velvet cupcake. SCVegan approved. Every Thursday!!! This is the spot, i suggest next week you stop by and taste for yourself. $3 a piece. Also, they do custom orders so if you need something for a party just or any occasion you can ask them. Super nice people, the shop is cute and neatly decorated AND they care enough to make cupcakes for Vegans and the gluten-free crowd.

Bake You Happy is located at:
23628 Valencia Blvd.
Valencia, Blvd 91355
(661) 255-5100

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Grace & Mittie’s – Vegan Bakery in Newhall

A while back I came across a flier from a vegan baker located right here in Santa Clarita. The next day I tracked this bakery down; the day after that I was eating some yummy vegan cookies and cake. Grace & Mittie’s is not only a completely vegan bakery, but also everything is gluten-free while maintaining a high standard of quality by using wholesome ingredients.

Not a walk-in store, actually I haven’t even been to the location but the baker Taura was nice enough to deliver some goods for me to try.

I first tasted the Blueberry Cheesecake cookie; my initial reaction was, WOW! The German Chocolate Chip cookie, the Oatmeal Raisin & Cranberry — both delicious as well. Come on, vegan and gluten-free? YES! Everything on the menu, everything they bake is vegan and gluten-free. Not just cookies but pies, cobblers, brownies, truffles and of course cakes.

Speaking of cake, the one I tasted was pretty awesome.

So now the question is; where can we get them? Well, here’s the thing… It does look like you can order from their website, so that is one option. Remember this is a professional bakery and not a store front. While Grace & Mittie’s do distribute to some locations such as Native Foods in West Wood, none of these places are in Santa Clarita. At the very least I think Whole Foods — Valencia should carry vegan, gluten-free deserts from a local vegan and gluten-free baker. I will be sending requests to our local Whole Foods Market for Grace & Mittie’s deserts, and I think you guys should do the same. Helping Grace & Mittie’s not only helps a friendly, local vegan baker but it helps all other vegans in Santa Clarita along with those who have gluten sensitivities.

Until then, you can check out the Grace & Mittie’s website and place an order, or even give them a call. Taura is very friendly and you will not be disappointed by the desserts.