My Vegan Birthday Cake

my slightly-smushed vegan birthday cake

Because of E’s food allergies he can’t eat traditionally-baked goods but there’s a great bakery in Salt Lake, City Cakes, that specializes in vegan items. We stop by whenever our family is up in Salt Lake and it’s become a family tradition to order our birthday cakes from them.

When I ordered my cake over the phone it when a little something like this:

Store clerk: “Do you want anything written on the cake?”  
Me: “Happy birthday Faith.”   
Store clerk: “And what’s your name?”
Me: (long pause) “…um…Faith?”
(Awkward laughter.) 

The cake was worth that little bit of social awkwardness though because it was DELICIOUS!  Dense, moist lemon cake with raspberry filling and lemon buttercream.  Better than most normal store-bought cakes I’ve had.  Their buttercream icings are great but, word-to-the-wise, don’t get their “cream cheese” frosting.  Real vegans are probably fine with it, but to anyone who likes normal cream cheese it’s just not worth it.  Buttercream is the way to go.

6 thoughts on “My Vegan Birthday Cake”

  1. Happy belated birthday Faith! Ordering your own cake, ha, that's great : ) I'm thinking of going back to a non-dairy diet. Ever since I started dairy again, I look as if I've aged considerably.

  2. Thanks for the kind birthday wishes, everyone! Jamie and Jenn, I've been toying with the idea of going dairy-free again; when I cut it and eggs out of my diet when I was nursing the baby weight just melted off me.

    But I haven't worked up the nerve to do it because, you know, cheese! (and creamy salad dressing and ice cream and milk chocolate and Costco cheese pizza etc…)

    Sigh. I totally should do it though.

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