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Nanci Olmos Celebrates 30 Years of Ownership at Clarice’s

| Community | September 7, 2017

For more than 35 years, Santa Clarita residents have turned to Clarice’s for cakes and candy supplies. In 1987, Nanci Olmos bought the business from founder Clarice Secrest, but kept the name in tribute to the original owner’s expertise.

This year, Olmos is celebrating 30 years of business in the Newhall store, where she is known for baking high quality custom cakes and teaching numerous cooking classes.

From the time it opened its doors, Clarice’s has featured specialty cakes, cookies and candy, all made to order, as well as cake and candy making supplies. Olmos offers classes for both kids and adults in her new classroom, which was completed in 2012. From beginning and advanced cake decorating to candy making and cupcake decorating, Olmos has now taught multiple generations of Santa Clarita residents. Specialty classes are also offered for fondant, cake sculpting, Topsy-Turvy cakes, Marzipan fruit and sugar snowballs, among others. A complete list of the available classes can be found on Clarice’s website at www.claricescakes.com.

Nanci Olmos is a 49-year resident of the Santa Clarita Valley, with 30 of those spent serving the residents and business community of the Santa Clarita Valley. Clarice’s Cake and Candy Supplies has participated in the Child and Family Center’s “Taste of the Town” for 29 years. The business is also an original participant of “Festival of Trees,” including Olmos’ 14 years as chairperson of the Gingerbread House Contest and Auction.

Olmos has done cake decorating demos at Hart, Valencia and West Ranch high schools and for more than 30 years she has donated prizes for winners at the Antelope Valley Fair’s cake decorating contest. To keep up her service to the community, she has offered chocolate and cupcake classes for special needs children, spoken at Career Days throughout the Hart District, and taught chocolate classes at Tutor Time Preschools in both the Santa Clarita Valley and Palmdale. She has also donated to Legacy Christian School and Carousel Ranch, and donated supplies for Our Lady of Perpetual Help’s caramel apple booth for over 15 years.

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As a member of the California Cake Club and International Cake Society, Olmos has also taught classes for the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Christian Women’s Club and many youth, church and home school groups. From 1997 through 2004 she served on the “Noel to Newhall” committee, an event put on by the small businesses in Newhall to bring the community together for the holiday season.

Clarice’s Cake and Candy Supplies is located at 22936 Lyons Avenue in Newhall. You can reach Nanci Olmos at 661-259-0352.

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