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

You Make My Heart Pop!

Love is certainly in the air these days and I don't know about you, but I've been loving all the sweet pink and red things filling up my social media feeds lately! Last month I got together with Kelly of Little Rose Party Company to create a fun, beautiful and delicious dessert table and table scape just in time for Valentine's Day! Cuteness overload! Kelly and I had so much fun tapping into our own creative ideas to bring this concept to life. From the darling balloon heart back drop, the pretty pink plates and dipped cutlery to the perfect little cake topper- Kelly definitely flexed her party decorating skills in this shoot! I definitely don't think I need to tell you how much I ...

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Happy Birthday Cake Mama!

Whoo! This is 35 you guys! It also marks the 5th anniversary of this sweet little business of mine being totally "official"! I have shared the history of how this little venture came to be, but never in a million years did I believe or dream that it would be what it is today and I'm just so incredibly excited for what is to come. I am also SO thankful to all of you who have followed along in this journey of dessert making: from the crappy little boxed cake and canned frosting cakes I created for my daughter's birthdays to the temperamental macarons, detailed sugar cookies and over-the-top cakes..I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for the requests and the interest that you've had ...

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The Parisian Kitty Party

Last month, I had the pleasure of putting together a themed birthday party for my middle daughter Olivia, who absolutely adores all things French and all things cat related! If she had it her way, she'd probably rather be living in an apartment full of cats overlooking the Eiffel Tower, but for now she'll just have to settle for her dream as a party theme. LOL! My girls are the type that love to plan ahead for birthdays, so it's pretty safe to say that this party has been in the works for just under a year LOL! Having a baker in the house also has it's perks when it comes to special occasions and I absolutely love having free reign over desserts! Our color palette consisted of ...

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The Cake Mama Musings – Summer Update

Phew! I can't even believe we are already in the month of June. This month always marks the start of a busy season for us as our family celebrates a few family birthdays , Father's Day and all the hustle associated with the last day of school for the kids. (Can I get an amen for no school lunches?! LOL) The heat in the kitchen is definitely high, as there are many families celebrating religious milestones such as Communion and Confirmation AND kids are graduating high school (on top of having birthdays) too. This past weekend I had five cake orders (the most I've accepted since my Easter pre-order!!) which means business is so so great and I am thankful for all of the inquiries and ...

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Happy Mother’s Day: My Motherhood

Hi Sweet Friends! Today, I'm getting a little more personal and sharing with you my story of motherhood and who inspires me to be the best mom I can be. With Mother's Day just around the corner and of course, my being "The Cake Mama", I thought it was fitting! Of all of the many hats I wear, (and we ALL know there are many!) nothing can top the joy of being a mother. Grab your coffee, this one's a long one! I became a mother when I was 24 years old, to my sweet girl Emma. I was the first person in my entire group of friends, and, family for that matter, who had a baby. My husband and I didn't quite have the most "conventional" marriage: we got pregnant before we were married, and only ...

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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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