Welcome to The Cake Mama! Sharing our vegan life with lifestyle inspiration, plant based recipes and our transition into slower living in the Okanagan.

Vegan Pavlova with Coconut Whip & Fresh Berries

VEGAN Pavlova?! They said it couldn't be done. HOW?! What on earth would you use to create that crispy delicious crust with no egg whites? Well friends, I'm here to share that once again, aquafaba- the glorious liquid that comes from a can of chickpeas is here to steal the show. Remember all the times you drained a can of chickpeas and let it slip down the drain? You are going to be hitting yourself over the head now that you know you could have made so many delicious things such as pavlova, macarons and royal icing!!! Today I'm partnering once again with Choices Markets to share a SUPER easy recipe that is sure to brighten up your days and satisfy that sweet tooth. This vegan ...

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Vegan Lemon Poppyseed Loaf

Happy weekend friends! I'm excited and a little nervous to share this recipe because it's not a traditional lemon poppyseed loaf that may come to mind when you think of one. It's NOT sweet, it's NOT super lemon-y but it IS the perfect more healthy type of loaf where you can control the sweetness! In this time of quarantine life, if you're like our family - LOL, the snacks and sweets are at an all time high. On top of that, it's safe to say that everyone is spending a lot of time in the kitchen baking breads, cinnamon buns and so on which I think is so SO great! I mean, how often did you see a friend, family member or neighbour share their baking creations until now? Recipes are ...

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Vegan Classic Vanilla Cake

The wait is finally over! I'm sharing my most BIGGEST ask since I went vegan: my go-to vegan classic vanilla cake recipe! When our family went plant based, my baking business was the last facet to follow suit. For a while, I thought I could continue business as usual, but the more I thought about it, it just didn't feel right. I temporarily shut down the cake business so I could take some time to test some recipes and arrive at ones that would be my go-to's- but this task was not easy. I wanted something that would produce the same results each time, didn't require super fancy ingredients and would make my customers shocked at the fact that my cakes were vegan. At the time there ...

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Vegan Chocolate Candy Cups

Easter is just around the corner and as a relatively new vegan in Canada, there aren't very many vegan chocolate or candy options around without costing an arm and a leg! If you're like me and like finding "accidentally" vegan products then you're in luck with these vegan chocolate candy cups! Now, there is a way to make these completely certified vegan, but can we be real for a second? A lot of the products out there that have this certification are a bit on the pricier side- and while I do prefer to support these growing businesses, I do like to create my own recipes using non-specialty items from time to time! These vegan chocolate candy cups are sooo customizable- you can ...

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My Top 5 Beers for #NationalBeerDay!

Since we've all taken up drinking during this quarantine (JOKING GUYS, JOKING!) I thought I'd share a round up of some tried and true and new beer favourites that you might want to add to your repertoire just in time for #nationalbeerday! It's pretty cool to think that beer has come a long way in its creation; to the point where so many micro-breweries have popped up within BC alone and they've all come up with amazing brews! I'm always fascinated by how something as simple as the ingredients: barley, hops, yeast and water can yield something so different with each brand. Much like wine, they can be appreciated in different temperatures and have different "noses" and "finishes" on the ...

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How to Build a Vegan Charcuterie Board

Friends, what a time we are in right now- am I right? As mentioned in my Instagram stories the other day, I am committed to keeping my online space a happy, inspiring and fun one and with that in mind, I'm sharing how to build a vegan charcuterie board in partnership with Choices Markets! Now, there is really NO wrong way to build a charcuterie board. Some like lots of fresh fruit and veggies, while others (like me, LOL) love briney, saucy and indulgent things on mine! At Choices Markets, the possibilities are endless with what ingredients you can use and you can make your board as big or as small as you want. Sometimes my husband and I do a plate sized one to enjoy together while ...

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