One of my first questions to Clare was how she maintains balance between creating the imaginative sweet treats that she loves and instilling the value of good nutrition in her own home (Clare has an 8-year-old daughter). "It's all about moderation," she said. "Growing up, sugar was forbidden in my home . . . and look at how I turned out — obsessed with it!"
Instead, she encourages her own family to eat healthily and indulge in dessert on a "special occasion" basis.