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

When In Wine Country: An Okanagan Guide to Vegan Wines

If you've ever visited the Okanagan, you'll know that wine touring is one of the top tourist activities to partake in here. The views are beautiful, the wines are delicious and usually the company is lovely too, LOL. Did you know that the wine you love may not be vegan? Or better yet, did you know that wine isn't always vegan? I know, crazy right?! It all comes down to the fining agents used in the preparation of the wine. Some wineries use isinglass (fish bladder) or egg albumin (egg white) as fining agents. I know your mind is blown right about now! Fortunately there are PLENTY of wineries that don't use these fining agents and prefer to use bentonite clay instead. I'm so pleased to ...

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Camping With The Cake Mama: Vegan Style

One of my fondest memories of my childhood are the summers we spent camping for weeks and weeks with my family. Having a family of my own, I have enjoyed being able to share camping traditions and experiences with my kids. Among all the biking, swimming and campfire-ing we do when we camp, camp food is definitely one of the things I look forward to preparing! When we went vegan, I thought (as many of you might) that planning meals for a week of camping might be more challenging. I'm here to tell you that it is the LEAST stressful part about preparing to go away LOL! First off, the food spoilage/contamination issue is essentially a thing of the past. Because you're mainly stocking up with ...

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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 being ...

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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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