Karina Jimenez is the owner of Viva Los Cupcakes, a Mexican inspired cupcakery. She was born in San Diego and raised in the tourist border towns of Puerto Nuevo and Rosarito to a family of restaurant owners. She graduated from CSULA with an Art degree but soon enough found herself working a boring corporate desk job. It was out of this dull job that she turned her attention to being creative by baking cupcakes. After unexpectedly getting laid off in 2012, she turned Viva Los Cupcakes into a full time job. With flavors like “Tamal con Mole”, “Conchita”, “Churro con Cajeta”, “Horchata”, and the wild “Street Elote”, “Mangoneada”, and “Chile En Nogada” to name a few, Viva Los Cupcakes presents a classic American dessert with a modern Mexican twist and has been featured on Telemundo’s Acceso Total, Univision’s Despierta America, KTLA 5 News, ABC 7 Vista LA, Mexico’s Televisa News, as well as the digital media company Mitú.