Yahshi Bakes delivers a taste of heaven with Ethiopian, Jamaican-inspired desserts

OAKLAND, Calif. — Food Network star and culinary prodigy Yahshimabet Sellassie has been baking a “taste of heaven” since the ripe old age of 12.

As a tween, she founded Yahshi Bakes, a company that honors her heritage by infusing pastries with a unique blend of spices from Ethiopia and Jamaica.

“It’s always been important to me to do something that also pays homage to my lineage,” Sellassie said. “I think by bringing those flavors in, I stay connected to those roots.”

Korerima is Ethiopian cardamom that she freshly grinds and adds to her pastries, including her Orange Cardamom Coffee Cake, Almond Cardamom Shortbread, and Chai Cupcakes.

Additionally, their Mocha Chai Cake, Lemongrass Raspberry Cake, and Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes tempt the taste buds.

“She has an amazing way of bringing all these spices together,” described her father to Abba Yahudah Sellassie. “You have to live for that.”

At 18, Sellassie is focused on growing her business. It ships cookies nationwide and plans to continue opening pop-ups in major US cities.

“I think there’s nothing more important than living your passion,” Sellassie explained. “If you know what brings you joy and what makes you shine, I think you should do it.”

For more information, click here and follow @yahshibakes on Instagram.

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Dais Johnston

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