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

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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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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