Lila Owens of CUPCAKIN Bake Shop

I got the chance to sit down with my good friend Lila Owens, Founder of CUPCAKIN Bake Shop in Berkeley, California. I wanted you all to get to know the lady behind those delicious cupcakes you see floating around Instagram and Facebook with all the amazing reviews.  Always chill, with a smile on her face she agreed to do this sit down with me. Little did she know this was not just a “hey girl” interview on my I-Phone. I came prepared. I had to show her “ Go Hard or Go Home!”. When I say I’m about to do something, I’m going to DO IT with no half stepping. So I had my new camera (that got all the reviews on You-Tube), a tri-pod, my lavalier microphones (that’s right, lavalier), and lights! I’m a vlogger now ya’ll! LOL

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Anyways, she thought it was a joke. It was not. Take a look at our interview on my channel and be sure to SUBSCRIBE!!

Ive known Lila since High School. 2 girly tomboys made a connection one day and the rest is history. As long as Ive known this girl she has been driven with an entreprenuerial spirit that I have no doubt was instilled in her by her Real Estate Broker mom, Big V. Commonly known as Mrs. Varnell Owens. Varnell is another story that one day we will get a chance to explore but lets talk about LILA, aka Lila Mae.Lila was born and raised in Oakland, Ca. 1 of 4 siblings, she graduated from Skyline High School and went on to graduate with a bachelors degree from Howard University and a masters from San Francisco State University. Following the footsteps of her mother, Lila became a successful real estate agent, now broker. Still closing deals around the Bay Area to this day. She even owned a hair salon for a few years. Ran it like a boss too without a lick of experience as a hair stylist.  In 2013 she opened CUPCAKIN.


CUPCAKIN bakeshop is a quaint little shop situated right around the corner from UC Berkeley. The cupcakes are awesome! They are SO GOOD. Always Moist, not too sweet and not overloaded with frosting. I’m still amazed at how she does it. My old school homie who went from lip gloss to lip stick, headbands and hoodies to high heels and Louis Vuitton.  Although many questioned her dreams of becoming the cupcake lady; in true Lila fashion, she strategically, meticulously, executed her plan. She got all of her ducks in a row, made it happen and here she is today.

Making sweet power moves.

With 2 new locations in the works, and many more to come, Cupcakin Bakeshop is located at 2435 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707. The bakeshop is open 7 days a week with a variety of flavors to choose from including Vegan and Gluten free. The cupcakes are baked from scratch daily using quality, local and fresh ingredients. Mini cupcakes are also available by the dozen.  Catering and delivery service is available too. For  more information please check out the website at