Our Bakery and Headquarters is located at
1145 Lindero Canyon Rd #D3 • Westlake Village CA 91362 • 747-222-7379
Meet the heart and soul and spirit and laughter that is our bakery staff. We love these guys! Each one has been drawn into our kitchen via our motto and philosophy of Enlightened Baking™. We believe the intentions of one’s heart and mind become infused with the food as it’s made. So we support and love each other and our products at every moment.
Enlightened Baking means we don’t do things the same old way. We are awakened to what it means to treat each other and ourselves with dignity and loving-kindness at every turn.
The vibration of the kitchen is high and it’s essential. No one person is in charge of the other. Everyone knows what needs to be done and everyone shares ideas. The goal is to get our products out there and change the way people think about vegan and gluten-free baking and cooking. We are erasing stereotypes and creating corrective experiences for everyone. One cupcake at a time. Each cupcake is important and made to perfection with love and the best intentions.
CELINE IKELER IS the Karma Baker. A mother, artist, and foodie with a daily meditation practice, Celine has refined a new style of baking. She is transforming organic plant-based and gluten free ingredients into extraordinary baked goods for everyone.
While she’s immersed in serving up desserts such as Karma Cakes, brownies, Karma Sandwich cookies, Cake Pops, layered cakes, donuts, pies, tarts, cheesecake, muffins, rolls, baguettes and bread loaves…it is her custom made Organic Gluten-Free Baking Flour Mix that puts the magic in all of it. A proprietary blend of vegan flours, Celine was in need of a gluten-free flour that was bean-free. After years of trial and error she magically perfected a recipe which was not only bean and nut-free, but also enhanced her overall vegan baking.
At Karma Baker in Westlake Village, California, Celine and her husband Arek share a philosophy with their employees of Enlightened Baking™–the intention of one’s heart and mind becoming infused with food as its made. The vibration of the kitchen is high and essential to the manner in which the Karma Baker team works together and supports one another. Sharing ideas is highly encouraged with a loving kindness at every turn. The Karma Baker mission is to change the way vegan & gluten-free baking and cooking are perceived. Through baking Celine and her team want to erase stereotypes and create corrective experiences for everyone.
Baking has been a lifelong solace for Celine. At age twelve, it started with boxed brownies until she worked her way up to making chocolate chip cookies from scratch. This creative (and yummy) outlet became something Celine loves to share to this day.
In 2005, she began her journey into the world of vegan baking (no eggs, wheat, butter or cream) when her neighbor’s daughter, Sofia, was unable to eat dessert due to severe dietary restriction. This felt unacceptable to Celine so she became determined to make something edible and sweet that this little girl could enjoy along with everyone else. The end result was a delicious garbanzo bean brownie that became a huge hit. In
fact, Celine continued to bake for Sofia and her family and eventually discovered her own list of mild allergies to gluten, wheat, dairy and eggs.
It was during this time Celine shifted becoming acutely aware of her own karmic footprint (when a person consumes animal products, their karma is affected) and as a result, chose an animal free diet.Being plant-based, inspires and moves Celine to show the world there is another way to partake in life’s pleasures of good food and delectable desserts. Karma Baker is meant to be enjoyed and she’s letting everyone know – one (gluten-free/vegan) cupcake at a time.
AREK REEDERis an entrepreneur, father and co-founder of Karma Baker. A lifelong vegetarian and meditation practioner, he and wife Celine (theKarma Baker) are sharinga new style of baking that transforms, organic plant-based and gluten free ingredients into extraordinary baked goods for everyone.
Currently, the Karma Bakerin Westlake Village, California serves up desserts such as Karma Cakes, brownies, Karma Sandwich cookies, Cake Pops, layered cakes, donuts, pies, tarts, cheesecake, muffins, rolls, baguettes and bread loaves…but it is their custom made Organic Gluten-Free Baking Flour Mix that puts the magic in all of it. A proprietary blend of vegan flour that is both gluten-free, bean free and nut free.
At Karma Baker, Arek and Celine share a philosophy with their employees of Enlightened Baking™–the intention of one’s heart and mind becoming infused with food as it’s made. The vibration of the kitchen is high and essential to the manner in which the Karma Baker team works together and supports one another. Sharing ideas is highly encouraged with a loving kindness at every turn. The Karma Baker mission is to change the way vegan & gluten-free baking and cooking are perceived.
Growing up in a family who meditated twice a day every day, Arek’s diet was different from that of his friends. While they enjoyed fast food and Hostess Cupcakes, he was trying to explain what tofu was and why his birthday cake tasted funny. Things have come a long way since then; even Burger King has a veggie burger now. Arek is dedicated to shifting consciousness around where food comes from and his karmic imprint. He simply wants a world where no kid has to explain his or her healthy birthday cake.
Arek lives in Agoura Hills with Celine, their four children and pet dogs and cats. He enjoys hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, making his children laugh and living a vegan lifestyle.
I don’t eat desserts often, but when I do I prefer the best vegan, gluten-free sweets available. I’m such a fan of Celine’s creativity that I partnered with The Karma Baker.
Eating plant-based didn’t just save Rich’s life – it gave him an entirely new one. Just 9 years ago Rich was a classic couch potato – overweight, overstressed, overworked. A health scare on the eve of his 40th birthday catalyzed a journey into healthy, plant-based foods and fitness that has led him to the man he is today: a world-renowned ultra-endurance athlete, motivational speaker, wellness advocate, #1 bestselling author and inspirational guide to a global audience of wellness seekers.
Inverting presumptions about middle age, Rich is a 2-time top finisher at the Ultraman World Championships and the first of two people to complete EPIC5 – a 703-mile adventure of, well, epic proportions that entailed completing 5 ironman-distance triathlons on 5 separate Hawaiian Islands in less than 7 days. Through his writing, public speaking and weekly podcast, Rich is devoted to educating and inspiring people the world over to discover, unlock and unleash their best, most authentic selves to live more vibrant, fulfilling lives. Rich (and his wife Julie’s) association with Karma Baker is simply a natural extension of his life’s mission to make healthy living and eating not only possible, but accessible to all.