Mariana Cortez was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She has a bachelors degree in Mass Communications and Photography from FIU. A vegan mom of 5, two of them with food allergies, she got into the cupcake game during the summer of 2009 when she realized the lack of options in the market for vegan and gluten free cakes. She founded and registered Bunnie Cakes, the first vegan bakery in Miami after baking a cake for her son Luke.
From there, her delicious creations earned her a spot on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and has also earned the honor of being named Miami’s Best Cupcake.
Bunnie Cakes are sold at the storefront location in Wynwood , as well as wholesale to local Starbucks,Whole Foods Markets and many other local cafes and restaurants.