Having My Vegan Cake…And Eating it Too!

This year marks my 31st birthday, and I have to say that 30 was pretty great. It was the year of many accomplishments. My passion project turned into a registered non-profit called Secondhand Stories, which then joined VegOttawa as a business partner, and then two months ago I joined the VegOttawa board as the new 2022 President. Life is pretty good, so I’m going to celebrate! I can’t imagine all the exciting things to come, but I know one thing’s for sure – I’m going to have my vegan cake… and eat it too.

Did you know that there are 12+ options for vegan cakes in Ottawa?! I had no idea there were so many places that offered delicious, mouth-watering, spongy goodness. It was so hard to decide which one to get. If you’re like me, you might consider having a birthday week just to get more cake. So, without further ado, I’m breaking down our incredible vegan cake options in Ottawa for you all:

Little Jo Berry’s
Sizing: 6’’ or 8’’ cakes
Price: $42.55 – $53.85
Flavours: 6 Flavours (including Dunk-a-roos)
Bonus: Can be made GF!

Pastel & Coco
Sizing: 5’’to 11’’ (4 – 18 servings)
Price: $36 – $145
Flavours: 12 Flavours
Bonus: 4 Cheesecake flavours!

Serendipity Cakes by Olivia
Sizing: Feeds 15-20 people
Price: Starting at $120
Flavours: Over 13 flavours and fillings.
Bonus: They make wedding cakes, too.

Sizing: Varies
Price: $63 – $150
Flavours: Varies – See website for details.
Bonus: Mini Cakes, Smash Cakes and GF Cakes, too!

Strawberry Blonde
Sizing: 4” – 10” (2 – 30 servings)
Price: $40 – $95
Flavours: Over 19 flavours!
Bonus: Solo party? Get a cake tin for only $8.50! Walk in cake tin purchases get 10% off with a VegOttawa membership.

Naturally Vero
Sizing: 6 to 10 people
Price:  $42- $75
Flavours: 13 Flavours Available

The Green Door
Sizing: Not Listed
Price: $18 – $52
Flavours: Vegan Orange Blueberry Cake and 12 Cheesecakes and Pie Flavours

Thyme & Again
Sizing: Small & Large (6 to 12 people)
Price: $30 – 50
Flavours: Pink Lemonade
Bonus: They also have a vegan raspberry tart!

The Merry Dairy 
Sizing: 6” – 9” (6 to 14 people)
Price:  $40 – $50
Flavours: Vegan Mint Chip Ice Cream Cake

Sizing: Small, Medium or Large (4-15 people)
Price: Inquire for pricing.
Flavours: Cinnacake with 1 Frosting Flavour and up to 5 Toppings
Bonus: VegOttawa Members Save 10%!

Keepin’ It Vegan
Inquire on the website.

Special Mentions
Grow Your Roots Double Rainbow Cake Mix
Whole Foods (for when you’re in a pinch)

So, you’re probably wondering which one I chose? Well, you’ll have to follow us on Instagram for the cake reveal on our stories on May 25th. 

 Ps: A bonus birthday hack for you all – look on Facebook marketplace for balloons right before your celebration instead of buying new. Balloons aren’t all that great for the environment, but if you can find some new-to-you air filled ones, you can reuse them again and again!

Liz Wheeler is the current President of VegOttawa Association. She is passionate animal advocate who is dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our community. She has completed a certificate in Animal Welfare from Thompson Rivers University and a certification in Anthrozoology at the University of Windsor. Liz is a philanthropy officer for a national animal protection organization, the founder of Secondhand Stories, and creator of Ottawa For The Animals. She is a cat mom and dedicated feline enthusiast. When she’s not busy advocating for animals, she enjoys snacking on delicious vegan food.

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