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

Top 5 Must-Have Tools for Sugar Cookie Making

Ever been curious to know what I use to create my fun sugar cookies that you see in featured posts and Instagram? I've learned a lot throughout the years and figured out which items are worth keeping in your tool box and what ones just aren't worth the investment. You might call me an old school cookie gal, as I keep things pretty simple around here. I free hand all of my work and have (so far) skipped on the airbrush kits and image projectors. Not to say that I don't absolutely PRAISE the cookiers that do use these techniques; I'm just a busy gal with projects that don't necessarily call for these tools. I like to refer those specialized projects to the pros! Anyway, I thought I'd share ...

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Spring Sneak Peaks

Hello my sweet dessert friends!  I wanted to take a moment to give you the heads up on what's coming up for The Cake Mama over the next couple of months. While it may not quite feel like spring yet around here, it's definitely the time to start thinking about special occasions surrounding the season: Easter and Mother's Day!  Leading up to these two special times of the year, I will be popping up at TWO markets! First up is Bloom Baby in Fort Langley this Friday and Saturday (March 31-April 1) and yours truly will be popping up on the Friday only. Starting at 5pm and ending at 9, it's the perfect way to sneak away from fam, sip some wine and do some serious local shopping! Find ...

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Make it! Captain America Cookies

I had such a great time creating these Captain American themed sugar cookies for a birthday order this past weekend! It was such a fun and relatively easy project that I thought I'd share with you how to make them! I am, what some might call "old school" LOL in that I don't own a projector of any kind that transfers an image onto a cookie so that you can easily pipe a design right on to it. I love the look that it achieves yet I can't bring myself to spend the money on one..but that's for another post sometime! Here's what you need to get started: outline consistency royal icing white & red flood consistency royal icing blue scribing tool wax paper pre-printed Captain ...

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A Winter ONEderland

Earlier this month we had the pleasure of celebrating our sweet son's first birthday! It was definitely a surreal moment; a whole year has passed and the little surprise we were waiting for last year is now a stumbling little eating machine! I knew that at least for Elias' first birthday we would do something wintery themed but I'm sure it'll be the last of that for a long while now (enter: Star Wars & superheroes!) so I took full advantage of it knowing full well I'll have zero creative control in the years to come. A December birthday naturally inspires ideas of snowflakes and barren trees while gingerbread and fluffy marshmallows swirled in my head as I pieced together the dessert ...

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