Lei is pastry chef who got her start while living in New York City. One day, while passing a neighborhood sweet shop, she took a chance and applied for a weekend job decorating cakes. The rest was history – or rather, a baker’s dream come true!
After enrolling at the CIA and graduating at the top of her class with honors, Lei flew out to California where she eventually landed the role of Executive Pastry Chef at the Stonehill Tavern in the St. Regis Resort. With said accomplishments under her belt, Lei felt it was time she opened her own bake shop. She is now the proud owner of San Clemente’s Sugar Blossom Bake Shop. The adventures don’t end there, though. Aside from exploring tidal pools, bike riding around the California mountains, and creating new recipes in her ocean-view loft. Lei has also been working on a recipe collection of all her favorite summer delights.
Lei‘s upcoming release, Beach House Baking, is everything you might expect from a breezy summer cookbook and then some.
Beach House Baking has easily become one of my favorite cookbooks of the season. I can already tell it will be an endless summer of delicious desserts. Lei Shishak speaks directly to my inner surfer girl soul, and leaves me with a little bit of summer with each of her recipes.
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