Meet Evelyn Vargas, the Pastry Chef Behind Apartment-Based Bakery JustJazzy Cakes 212 in The Bronx

52-year-old pastry chef Evelyn Vargas runs a popular cake business called JustJazzy Cakes 212 out of her Bronx apartment in her free time.

In this video from Simone McCarthy and Kyra Gurney for NY City Lens, see how she makes it work.

The cakes are so popular that Vargas’ business has outgrown her Bronx apartment, and she is trying to raise enough money to open up a bakery. Her goal is to leave a business behind for her two daughters and her grandchildren. Vargas has faced a lot of setbacks along the way, but she has never given up on her dream. “You always come back to what you love to do,” she said.

Check out the accompanying article for more on Vargas and her cake business.

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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