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.

ThimbleCakes
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

Cinnaholic
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!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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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