We are happy to announce that Cake Therapy's certified paleo and gluten free baking mixes are now sold on Amazon Prime! Spread the word, sent to your family across the country with free shipping on Prime.
To give thanks for all we have and for all those who support our small business we are offering a raffle to win a free sample pack of our three cake mixes.
Raffle begins 12/17-24th.
Enter to win at this link:
'Tis the season for delicious food, desserts and spending time celebrating the holidays with our loved ones.
Cake Therapy is proud to provide you with a delicious, nutritious and easy way to impress your loved ones with a grain free, dairy free and no refined sugar cake for all to enjoy.
Find us at one of them many holiday fairs and pick up a few cake mixes for the holidays, they make great gifts!
We will be at the following holiday fairs:
November 28th and 29th from 11am-5pm - Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium on Pier 35 in San Francisco
December 4th-6th from 10am- 4pm - Heritage Holiday Craft & Gift Fair
December 5th from 9am - 4pm - Saratoga High School Holiday Boutique
December 19th from 10am - 5pm - SJ Made's Holiday Epicurean Markets at Wholefoods on the Alameda
Join us and have a great holiday season!
Casa Azul Opens New Showroom at the L.A. Mart @THE REEF in Los AngelesLA Mart welcomes Casa Azul, the first permanent showroom in the nation to feature contemporary Latino retail products and art, debuts at the LA Mart Gift + Home Summer Market July 15 - July 20, 2015
The L.A. Mart in Los Angeles is the perfect location for us to launch Casa Azul”, says showroom manager Darlene Tenes, “with one of the largest population of Latinos in the nation this mass market is craving products that reflect their culture.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 01, 2015
Casa Azul, the first permanent showroom in the nation to feature contemporary Latino brands, has gathered a portfolio of well-respected artists with retail products lines that appeal to the mass growing cross-cultural Hispanic market in the USA. These exclusive brands which celebrate the Latino urban culture have sold at Macy’s to Target, world class museums and galleries. Their products have been gifted to presenters at the Latin GRAMMYS to the Academy Awards and featured in InStyle magazine to USA Today.
“The LA Mart is the perfect location for us to launch Casa Azul”, says showroom manager Darlene Tenes, “with one of the largest population of Latinos in the nation this mass market is craving products that reflect their culture. The California Gift Show in Los Angeles has always been our most lucrative trade show and now wholesale retail buyers can stop at one location to discover these hard-to-find treasures.”
The Casa Azul showroom, which debuts at the LA Mart Gift + Home Summer Market July 15 - July 20, 2015, will feature 18 established brands to new product launches. The brands, featuring popular cultural icons such as Frida Kahlo, Day of the Dead, Our Lady of Guadalupe as well as original Latino art, will include: Art by Anna Alvarado (art gifts), Alejandro Chirino (Totomoxli dolls), Cake Therapy (Paleo cake mixes), Carving Image (carved wood gifts), CasaQ by Darlene (Christmas decor), Cha-Cha ChiC (fashion clothing), Chulo Baby (children’s clothing), Crafty Chica (hand-painted gifts), De La Luna (leather & textile goods), Goodlife Roots (gifts & accessories), HERNAN (Mexican chocolate & moles), ilaments (contemporary jewelry), Palos Studio (stone & soap carvings), Paulina Clothings (cultural clothing), SJR Gallery (Ecuadorian gifts), Tropic Options (Mayan beadwork).
The Casa Azul Showroom is located at the LA Mart @THE REEF, 1933 S. Broadway, Suite 366, Los Angeles, CA 90007 or visit http://www.CasaAzul.biz. The LA Mart is open to the wholesale trade only.
About Casa Azul Showroom
Casa Azul showroom is a collaborative representing Latino gift products lines to retailers throughout the United States and other countries. Casa Azul helps to market and sell branded product lines to boutiques, museums, specialty gift shops and department stores. For more information visit us at LA Mart @THE REEF, 1933 S. Broadway, Suite 366, Los Angeles, CA 90007 or visit http://www.CasaAzul.biz.
ABOUT LA MART @THE REEF
PHR L.A. Mart® LLC is a registered trademark. As the pre-eminent center for gift and home furnishings products in the Western United States, L.A. Mart is home to nearly 200 permanent year-round, residential, decorative accessory and gift showrooms serving the retail and interior design industries. L.A. Mart is dedicated to showcasing a wide array of lifestyle merchandise including gifts, fine furniture and home décor, decorative accessories, tabletop, stationery, collectibles, holiday and seasonal, gourmet foods, floral and garden, linens, paper products, bath & body items, fashion accessories, children’s giftware and handcrafted products. L.A. Mart is centrally located in the heart of the Furniture & Decorative Arts District at 1933 South Broadway, Los Angeles, Calif., 90007, at the corner of Broadway and Washington Boulevard. For more information about the L.A. Mart, please visit http://www.lamart.comor call 800.LAMART.4.
Hello Cake Therapy Fans,
I need your help! I think Cake Therapy is ready to grow and have our grain free, dairy free and no refined sugar baking mixes on grocery stores everywhere, so i'm applying to this small business grant!
Please vote for Cake Therapy, we need 250 votes to be able to participate in the grant competition.
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Thank you for your support,
Thank you Cake Therapy customers and fans, for supporting small business. As I reflect on 2014, I have learned so much about creating a new food product and what it takes to get it to the market. I'm excited about the evolution of Cake Therapy and I'm looking forward to what the new year will bring, look out for our baking mixes at local grocery stores in 2015. Yay!
Happy New Year, may 2015 bring you happiness and success!
Feeling so blessed to be on Modern Latina Magazine. Thank you for supporting Cake Therapy!
Small Business Spotlight: Cake Therapy DECEMBER 8, 2014
Monica Espinoza CEO of Cake Therapy. Image courtesy of Stan Wong Photography.
by Linda Castillo
For those of you who have a sweet tooth, you are going to love Cake Therapy. Started by Monica Espinoza, Cake Therapy offers delicious sugar-free, gluten-free and paleo baking mixes. Now you can satisfy your sweet tooth without sacrificing your health. We caught up with Monica at the LSN Latina Entrepreneur Summit hosted by Intuit to learn more about how Cake Therapy came to be.
What inspired you to create Cake Therapy?
As an avid baker since childhood, my passion for creating delicious and edible creations has grown throughout the years. Five years ago, my mom was diagnosed with diabetes. As the baker in a family who thoroughly enjoys sweet treats, I wanted to find alternative ways to bake for my mom.
I happened to pick up a book called ”Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Baking and Desserts”. I did not understand anything about gluten at that point. I was drawn to it for the sugar free aspect of the recipes and learned so much about alternative ingredients as well as how ingredients affect health.
Since then, experimenting with a variety of alternative ingredients to come up with delicious baked goods has been a labor of love. After years of development, Cake Therapy has created healthy baking mixes that are gluten free, grain free and low glycemic. Now, all of our loved ones can have their cake and eat it too.
Have you always been into baking?
I started baking as soon as I could get into the kitchen and start making cakes for all my family members birthdays and cookies for Christmas.
Was it difficult to find the right mix of ingredients to create a healthy cake while keeping a sweet taste?
It was extremely difficult to find the right mix of nutritious and delicious ingredients. I did a lot of research and experimentation with alternative ingredients until I learned how ingredients affect the end product. It is not easy to make a delicious cake with no grain or refined sugar, but I did it and I’m so excited to share it with our community.
Have you ever had an “aha” moment about your business?
My “aha” moment was when I realized I could sell my recipes as a baking mix, instead of the actual cake. It made sense and by selling the baking mixes, customers can enjoy the cake whenever they have a craving or family celebration without the headaches of experimenting with alternative ingredients themselves. It’s easy to make and accessible to more this way.
Where can Modern Latina readers purchase your cake mix?
Modern Latina readers can find my cake mixes at my company’s website www.caketherapybakery.com
What is next for Cake Therapy?
I’m currently working towards establishing relationships with local grocery stores to get Cake Therapy’s baking mixes on the grocery shelves! ♦
Learn more about Cake Therapy:
FILED UNDER: COLLEGE AND CAREER TAGGED WITH: BAKING FOR DIABETICS, CAKE THERAPY,GLUTEN FREE CAKE MIX, LATINA ENTREPRENEUR, MONICA ESPINOZA, SUGAR FREE CAKE MIX
Thank You Modern Latina for this amazing article of the Latina Success Network's Latina Entrepreneur Summit, hosted at Intuit where I was honored to be a panelist sharing Cake Therapy's story.
Click on the Link below to read the full article:
Latina Entrepreneur Summit: A Day of Empowerment
NOVEMBER 19, 2014 BY EDITOR LEAVE A COMMENT
by Linda Castillo
On November 7, 2014, the Latina Entrepreneur Summit hosted by the Latina Success Network (LSN) and Intuit was attended by over a 100 Latina entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. Rosie “the Closer” Zepeda, founder of LSN planned a unique event for Latina entrepreneurs based on the principle to create a Latina Economic Ecosystem. Specifically, Rosie explains that this approach is where Latinas do business with each other, leverage resources, form authentic and financially viable connection for a more efficient and sustainable way of creating Latina global brands. And to that end, the summit kicked off with guests enjoying some delectable treats from Latina owned companies including delicious paleo gluten-free cupcakes from Cake Therapy, yummy crepes from San Jose Crepe Company, organic juice from Vitamina Juice Blends and coffee from Tico Coffee Roasters.
This was not your typical summit where attendees are stuck in a chair all day taking notes. Quite the contrary, the venue was filled with a lot of interaction, energy, and a lively exchange of ideas was happening.
Upon arrival guests could see a live radio broadcast with San Jose’s popular Spanish-language media personality Celina Rodriguez for her show “Noticias y Mas Con Celina Rodriguez” airing on La Kaliente AM-1370. Celina was there recording live from the event and interviewing guests and panelists throughout the day. Celina also spoke to the attendees about her career path in broadcast television to taking the leap to host her own radio show.
Pictured above is Rosie “the Closer” Zepeda from LSN, Celina Rodriguez from La Kaliente AM-1370, and Elba Linscott from Intuit.
The event had a Latina Entrepreneur panel where each panelist shared a unique story about their journey as an entrepreneur. The speakers spoke about the challenges and experiences they went through to build a successful business.
The panelists included:
During the lunchtime break, attendees enjoyed networking and innovation gallery where participating entrepreneurs displayed their products and services. Attendees were able to eat lunch with the Latina entrepreneur panelists continuing the conversation about entrepreneurship and ask specific questions.
Panelist Carmen Milagro owner of WAAHOO Productions LLC shares her insight as an Entrepren-Artist during lunch.
Another interactive component to the summit provided seven rising entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch to the audience in a supportive arena and to receive immediate feedback from the audience. The entrepreneurs who participated in “the pitch” process included Montserrat Ayala, Vitamina Juice Blends, Anna Rico, San Jose Crepe Company, Silvia Suro, Cherrysh, Ofelia Gallegos, Ely’s Design, Mariana Faerron, Tico Coffee Roasters, Monica Espinoza, Cake Therapy and Diana Lopez, CASA De Gitanas.
True to other events hosted by Rosie “the Closer”, the attendees were interacting, engaged and making deep connections with other likeminded Latina entrepreneurs.
“What was most valuable to me was the lessons I learned from each of the participants. Their challenges and their resiliency inspired me. What will be different for me is that after Friday, I am starting to act upon my ideas. I intend to use the motivation these amazing women infused in me to move forward,” recounted attendee Maria Vargas.
Attendees were provided invaluable information that they can use to grow or take the leap to start their own business while making long lasting connections. Rosie also introduced another valuable resource, the LSN Latina Start-Up Academy a 3-month accelerator beginning February 2015. To learn more about Latina Success Network and future events visithttp://www.latinasuccessnetwork.com
Linda Castillo is the Founder and Executive Editor of www.ModernLatina.com. She writes on topics that empower and inspire Latinas including art, motherhood, green living, culture, travel, and issues transforming the Latino community. Linda has earned a B.S. in Business and a M.S. in Mass Communications from San Jose State University.
I'm proud to announce our Paleo Friendly Certification
Over the past several months, Cake Therapy has been diligently working towards redirecting our business to provide delicious, easy to make Gluten Free and Paleo Baking Mixes.
After various experimentation's and our friends sacrifice of becoming taste testers of our baking mixes ; ) Our debut for our Paleo Vanilla and Paleo Chocolate Cake Mixes took place at the Gluten Free Expo in late January. With great reviews we proceeded towards certifying our baking mixes with the Paleo Friendly Certification provided by the Paleo Foundation.
We are pleased to announce that effect April 2014 we are Paleo Friend Certified. Here is the the link to our certification: http://paleofriendly.com/certified/cake-therapy-bakery/
You can purchase our baking mixes online at our website: http:// http://www.caketherapybakery.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
Thank you for always supporting Cake Therapy, please spread the word to all your friends and family that are on the Paleo, Gluten Free, Low Glycemic and Casein Free Diets.
Cake Therapy, Founder
Cake Therapy is sampling and selling our delicious Paleo & GF Cake Mix at the GFAF Expo in San Mateo. Open today from 9-3. Booth 309.