Beach House Baking

An Endless Summer Of Delicious Desserts

2023 Nautilus Book Award Winner, Silver Medal

In Beach House Baking: An Endless Summer of Delicious Desserts, pastry chef Lei Shishak shares her most popular recipes for morning treats, cupcakes, crisps, cookies, pies, ice cream sandwiches, frozen pops, and beverages from her celebrated Sugar Blossom Bake Shop in the charming beach town of San Clemente, California.

Inspired by her beach town location and her love of the sand-and-surf lifestyle, she creates delicious, made-from-scratch desserts that transport you to the islands and resorts you’ve always hoped to visit. Get ready to hit the beach with more than 100 recipes, including piña colada cupcakes, blueberry lavender pie, tsunami cookies, watermelon pops, and more!

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Blueberry Lavender Pie

Lavender’s floral and citrus notes blend incredibly well with the sweet blueberries in this recipe I love using herbs in desserts because they add an...

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Flat and Chewy)

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Flat And Chewy)

This rendition of the chocolate chip cookie has a higher proportion of fat and sugar which allows the dough to simultaneously spread and caramelize, while...

Classic Madeleines


These light sponge cakes make the perfect beach house-warming gift Shaped like a perfect shell, I like to wrap them in clear cellophane bags and tie them...

Morning Treats

  • Bountiful Blueberry Scones
  • Maple Pecan Sticky Buns
  • Buckwheat Wafflecakes
  • Lovers’ Coffee Cake
  • Beach’s Best Granola
  • Daybreak Muffins
  • Aged Cheddar, Bacon, and Scallion Bisquits
  • Cranberry Oat Scones

Beachy Beverages

  • Ice Cold Lemonade
  • G’s Agave Margaritas
  • Tropical Tea
  • Citrus and Berry Sangria
  • Fruit Punch
  • The Best Hot Cocoa
  • Surfer Cowboy Coffee
  • Coconut Chai Tea Latte


Happy Hour Cupcakes

  • Jamaican Rum Cupcakes with Spiced Whipped Cream Frosting
  • Pint O’Guiness Cupcakes
  • Red, Red Wine Cupcakes with Blackberry Mascarpone Mousse
  • PCH (Pina Colada Highway) Cupcakes

Cookies And Brownies

  • Cocoa Islands
  • Coco Hut Macaroons
  • Boardwalk Butter Cookies
  • Andes Mint Biscotti
  • Modern Snickerdoodle
  • Panko Cookies
  • Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Sweet and Salty Beach Bod Brittle
  • Crannie Macs
  • Flat And Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Coconut Apricot Oat Crisps
  • Tsunamis
  • Bulleit Bourbon Fudge Brownies
  • Sugar Layouts
  • The Ultimate Roadtrip Cookie
  • Molasses Cookies
  • Ginger Bay Cabana Boys
  • Pumpkin Beach Ball Whoopie Pies
  • Santorini Exalted
  • Apricot Pistachio Rolls
  • Paradise Cookie Pie
  • Madeleines
  • Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Drops
  • Beach Blondies
  • Sunbursts

Hand-Crafted Ice Cream Sandwiches

  • Classic
  • Waimea Bay
  • St. Barths
  • Malibu
  • La Jolla
  • Nantucket
  • Dulce Del Mar

Frozen Pops

  • Watermelon
  • Peach Green Tea
  • Pineapple Strawberry Tarragon
  • Champagne Raspberry
  • Citrus Lemongrass
  • Strawberry
  • Caramelized Banana Fudgsicle
  • Mango Yogurt Swirl
  • Orange Pekoe Blackberry

Pies, Crisps, A Cobbler, And A Cheesecake

  • Sweet Butter Crust
  • Chocolate Teddy Grahams Crust
  • Graham Crust
  • How To Make A Lattice Pie Crust
  • Apple Jack Crisp
  • Apple and Ginger and Pear, Oh My!
  • Ooey Gooey Pecan Tartlets
  • Banana Cream Pie
  • Berry Burst Pie
  • Blueberry Lavender Pie
  • Beach House Seashore Cobbler
  • Chocolate Pillow Pie
  • Windswept Cherry Pie
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Honey Crisp
  • Candied Pumpkin Pie
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
  • Lemon Ricotta Cracked Cheesecake