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Former Clarencedale Cakes owners take talents back to Boardman

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The former owners of Clarencedale Cakes are back at it again, making everything from custom cakes to gourmet cupcakes, at their original location in Boardman under a new name.

Ellen Harvischak and her husband, Devin, took their re-branded business, Sweet Grace Anna's, to 6534 South Avenue. Their bakery there was formally known as Clarencedale Cakes. They sold it soon after their employee, Samantha Shasteen, was murdered in 2013.

Harvischak said the loss of their employee didn't directly impact their decision to sell since it was already in the works. But they took into account not wanting to be there at the same location with all those memories, she said. 

Harvischak then took her talents to Chardon with a new bakery named after her daughter, Anna. Harvischak said it's very much a family business and works with everyone, including Anna, Devin, her mom, aunts, and nieces. 

"While in Chardon, former customers had followed us, and asked if we were going to come back," she said.

In February, their former Clarencedale Cakes location was available, and they decided to move their bakery back to its original roots.

"I feel good about this decision. I have my whole family here. This feels like home," she said. 

Harvischak added that Samantha's family still comes into the bakery, and the loss of her upsets them to this day. They plan to name a cream wafer cookie after her, which was one of Samantha's favorites.

Sweet Grace Anna's makes sweet treats, including custom cakes, French Macarons, gourmet cupcakes, pastries, and everything is made from scratch.

They've even competed on the Food Network's Cake Wars twice, taking second place in 2017 and first place in 2016. 

For more information about their location and hours, click here

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