Pastry chef Lei Shishak, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, worked at Michael Mina’s Stonehill Tavern
for almost four years before opening her own Sugar Blossom Bake Shop
in San Clemente. Landing in Orange County’s quintessential beach town was no accident—she felt the pull of the California coastline while still living on the East Coast. Shishak has a new book, “Beach House Baking
” (Skyhorse Publishing, $25), that evokes a casual California beach vibe, and offers tropical flavor twists she gives many of the simple recipes for baked goods and frozen treats.