Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Cupcake Theory Virtual Book Tour and #Giveaway #Author #Interview with Clara Lee

Title: The Cupcake Theory
Author: Clara Lee
Published: October 1st, 2013 by CLÚ Press
Page Count: 64 pages with illustrations
Genre: Self-Help, Relationships

Synopsis: “THE CUPCAKE THEORY” is a powerful and encouraging book of wisdom, by Korean-American author, entertainer, consultant, and entrepreneur Clara Lee, that will empower and help women understand how they can best flourish in romantic relationships. Through using a charming analogy of the relationship between the cake and the frosting of cupcakes, the book
reinforces concepts of balancing one’s own self-awareness and needs with the desire for fulfilling romantic relationships.
“It doesn’t matter how great and lavish your frosting is… because that is not what makes you who you are,” explains Lee, regarding her theory. “What makes you who you are, is you—the cupcake without all the decorations and glitz. Be whole. Be solid. Be beautiful. BE YOU!”

About the Author:

Clara Lee is the author of “The Cupcake Theory,” a book about romantic relationships and self-worth. Born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Northern California, Lee is a graduate of Boston University. Her entrepreneurial spirit was honed at BU, where she gained the knowledge and skills to successfully build businesses. Lee’s love for the arts led her to the world of fashion, media and entertainment, including modeling, hosting, dancing, singing and songwriting. Lee currently resides in Los Angeles, Calif., with her puppy Blueberry. She divides her time between the East and West coasts to perform all her passions – including consulting and coaching in the fields of business, life and relationships, and speaking engagements at various universities and events throughout the country. For additional information about Lee, visit and

Giveaway Details:
There is an International tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
•5 The Cupcake Theory Posters

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Welcome Clara and Congratulations on your book.

Tell us about your book?

The Cupcake Theory is a self-help inspirational book on self-worth and healthy relationships. This powerful and encouraging book of wisdom was written to empower and help women understand how they can flourish in romantic relationships. I created a theory around cupcakes to articulate the importance of being and loving yourself in order to love others through an analogy between cupcakes and human beings.

How did you come up with idea for this book?

Overcoming a traumatic health condition, then going through a difficult and unique breakup where I was, instead of being upset at the actual breakup, I was more upset at myself and my situation of always ending up in the same place, crying and feeling misunderstood. At that moment, I found a box of beautifully decorated cupcakes on my kitchen table. Instead of eating a whole cupcake, I wondered if the cupcake would be as good without the beautifully decorated frosting. When I bit out of the cake part of the cupcake, the cake was delicious. Then, I had an epiphany and realized that just like this delicious cake without the fancy frosting, I too needed to have substance and be my whole self instead of relying my happiness and self worth on someone else. This was the birth of The Cupcake Theory!

What do you hope readers will learn/discover from reading your book?

Being your own Cupcake and not letting the Frosting get the best of you! ;).
I hope the readers will learn/discover to appreciate and understand that the most important factor in our lives and our relationships is #1. Being YOU and understanding your self-worth! Also realizing that your partner is the frosting, a person that should only enhance your already solid and beautiful self, instead of someone that makes you.

What inspired you to write this book?

My personal philosophy for helping and inspiring others was seeded by the traumatic physical experience of temporarily losing my eyesight at the age of 19. Then learning the importance of relationships with yourself and others. The experience led me to develop my core beliefs of being true and authentic from inside and out, and stimulated my passion to help others to achieve breakthroughs and reach their full potential.

Tell us about yourself?

My name is Clara Lee and I am an Author, Coach, Consultant, and an Entertainer WITH PASSION TO INSPIRE AND REPRESENT A NEW PERSPECTIVE TO THE WORLD and the idea of embracing who you are inside and out. I am a graduate of Boston University and I currently reside in Los Angeles, California with my puppy Blueberry.

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?
Not getting too anxious or ahead of myself.

What’s next for you?

Spreading The Cupcake Theory to more people and sharing my message around Self Confidence and Healthy Relationships through speaking engagements, talks, book seminars, and life coaching for various demographics and industries to help teens, young adults, and women lead an empowering, confident, and happy life! Coaching models and artists as well.

Did you have to do any special research for your book?

Absolutely, I have researched and interviewed top reputable cupcake connoisseurs in the Cupcake Baking industry in the US. I am also grateful to have a mentor/advisor who has been with me through the entire journey: Robert J. Thomas, a Best Selling Author and Leader, Teacher and Consultant of Leadership and Transformational Change. He provided me with his wisdom and knowledge and personally coached me through this process.

Why do you write? Is it something you've always done, or always wanted to do? Or is it something that you started fairly recently?

I write because I am passionate about expression and inspiration. I believe that words create a lasting, unforgettable impression in our minds and hearts that is so liberating and imaginative!
Writing is one of my outlets to express myself and organize my thoughts filled with ideas, questions, wonders, realizations, and dreams.

I have always been a writer. I have collections of diaries and journals over 16 years! The Cupcake Theory book just came together naturally. The thought of turning this theory into a book came to me after writing about this concept in my journal and sharing it with friends to use in their relationships.

In five words describe your book?

Sweet, Empowering, Simple, Relatable, Inspiring

How can someone get a copy of the book?

Signed Copies Available:
Select Gourmet Cupcake Shops around the U.S.
Frost Cupcake Factory – Campbell, CA:
Dots Cupcakes- Pasadena, CA:
Let Them Eat Cake-Phoenix, AZ:
Cami Cakes – Atlanta, GA:
Kick Ass Cupcakes-Somerville, MA:
Treat Cupcake Bar – Needham, MA:
Nora Cupcake – Middletown, CT:
Ava’s Cupcakes- Rockaway, NJ:
Walmart /
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Other online book stores
Select Specialty/Clothing Stores
Varga Stores:
Los Gatos Company

Where can visitors find you online?
Google +

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