Now baking: Nothing Bundt goodness in The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch

Just in time for the busy holiday season, Nothing Bundt Cakes opened in the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch on Nov. 19.

Owner Mara Fortin officially opened the doors to her seventh San Diego bakery on Friday, Nov. 20, welcoming in a line of cream cheese frosting fans who were lined up to win the special opening day giveaway of a free bundtlet every month for a year.

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Nov. 19 with the San Diego Coastal Chambers of Commerce, Fortin was privileged to make a $3,000 donation to one of her favorite charities, Susan G. Komen San Diego. The proceeds came from the Dine Out for the Cure event on Oct. 7 and National Mammography Day on Oct. 16 at her other bakeries.

“We are thrilled to open in Carmel Valley, almost one year after opening a new bakery in Carlsbad and Chula Vista...We have been so pleased to be a part of the area and Carmel Valley is a remarkable community,” Fortin said. “As part of our ongoing commitment to the community, we are pleased to partner once again with Susan G. Komen San Diego. They are doing wonderful things for the fight against breast cancer in our area and we are proud to support this worthwhile organization.”

Fortin was the first ever franchisee for the Nothing Bundt Cake brand in 2007 and the Pacific Highlands Ranch bakery will be the latest in the 141 locations nationwide. Fortin owns the most franchises in the company, including shops in Del Mar’s Flower Hill Promenade, Mission Valley, Chula Vista, Carlsbad, San Marcos and Santee.

The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch is between Interstate 5 and State Route 56 at Carmel Valley Road and Del Mar Heights Road, across the street from Canyon Crest Academy. Visit

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