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Conversations with Vanja Grbic

Today we’d like to introduce you to Vanja Grbic.

Hi Vanja, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I have had a passion for vegan food and a way of life for a very long time. Opening up my own vegan bakery business was the best way to inspire others to go vegan by offering super delicious and yummy-looking treats. I have never attended a culinary school… and as a matter of fact, I have never baked anything until I decided to bake for my business. By a pure chance, I met an incredible woman out of California who became my baking mentor. She has helped me figure out my recipes and perfect my baking skills. Sunflour Bakery creates custom orders, and every new creation is an exciting learning process. My clients have helped me grow as a baker tremendously.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It has definitely not been a smooth road. It took a very long time to perfect the recipes that most people love. There was a lot of trial and error and a lot of inedible cupcakes that ended up in the garbage bin. The businesses aspect of it has been very difficult. I have had to invest a great amount of capital in starting up that I am still not even close to recovering.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
Sunflour Bakery is a woman/immigrant-owned business started from scratch. Sunflour offers unique custom-made vegan desserts that are bound to please everyone’s taste buds. We work with each client to come up with their dream dessert, and no creation is ever the same. There are also numerous gluten-free and sugar-free options as well.

We all have a different way of looking at and defining success. How do you define success?
Success is being able to put a smile on people’s faces… and pay your bills at the same time. Seeing a client who is extremely satisfied with their dessert is what energizes us. Success is constant reinvention, betterment, and overcoming of any obstacles life throws in your direction.


  • Cakes start at $65
  • Cupcakes start at $3.5

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Image Credits
Photo by SGH Photo Art (baker photo)

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