There is something so special about creating a cake for someone’s important day. Whether it’s for a truly momentous occasion such as a wedding or baby’s first birthday, there have been so many of our clients’ memorable moments that have been commemorated with our cakes… every event is a celebration and we are overjoyed to be part of your memories!
Here are some of our most recent cakes…
And here are some of our latest treats!
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There are custom cakes and then there are custom cakes! I created this celebration cake for my friend, the talented Jasmin Singer, who is the Digital Director of VegNews, Co-Founder of Our Hen House, as well as an author, and her love, Moore Rhys’ party in July. They gathered their friends in Marina del Rey in honor of their Las Vegas vows, which had taken place a few months prior.
The celebration was co-hosted by Colleen Holland, owner & publisher of VegNews, who ordered this cake, and by Jane Velez Mitchell, in her beautiful Marina del Rey home. Jane is a television and social media journalist & author, and the founder of #JaneUnChained, a digital news network for animal rights and the vegan lifestyle, which utilizes more than 60 volunteer contributors from around the world to showcase vegan festivals, animal rights conferences, organizations, vegan restaurants, & cooking.
The food was prepared by Megan Sadd, who owns Carrots & Flowers. A few of my favorite brands, Follow Your Heart and Beyond Meat were also a special part of the festivities! This cake was a labor of love and one of my most rewarding creations to date! I am so happy that Colleen had so much excitement and detail in mind for this – it was the epitome of what I envision a celebration cake to be: meaningful, memorable, and, of course, decadent!
We made sure to harmoniously incorporate all the elements of Jasmin and Moore’s relationship… They met in Hollywood, live in Koreatown, got married in Vegas, had their dog in their wedding, and also have a special kitty that is a large part of their lives in Los Angeles. For their wedding, Jasmine carried a kale bouquet, which we had a blast crafting for the cake. To celebrate pride, we also included an array of rainbow hearts. Their dream wedding cake was “over-the-top” and fun, just like the couple, and we did our best to deliver on this!
It all started with a sketch…
As I gathered images of places and things that inspired various parts of this cake, I knew I had my work cut out for me…
Layer by layer, their love story unfolded…
More real-life inspiration…
And, voila! The finished product… enjoyed by all!
Would you like a custom cake of your own? We would love to be a part of your next event – large or small, no matter the happy occasion.
When @Abbyphon and I started planning desserts for her daughter Emma’s Vampirina-themed birthday party, she told me chocolate would be a central focus, as it’s the birthday girl’s favorite! I knew I was in for some fun with this party, and was ready to incorporate lots & lots of blue, Emma’s favorite color.
Complete with food from Mendocino Farms and Fresh Brothers for guests to enjoy, and themed snacks by Abby – grapes, chips, and chocolate covered raisins, our chocolate cake, cupcakes, and cobweb donuts were a hit!
Learn more about Abby Phon – a plant-based vegan mommy of two and holistic health coach:
My Chocolate Chai Cookies, Chocolate-Covered Donuts, Thin Mints, Superfood Crackers, and Goatless Cheeses are all available on MilkAndEggs.com! This site has been a longtime favorite of mine — they source the finest foods from farmers & brands to offer both the greater LA area & Orange County fresh, local-made, artisanal food.
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I love working with super mom, @dr.organicmommy, creating and bringing to life fun, healthy, themed, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free dessert tables!! She throws THE BEST parties, complete with our treats!
It was cold and rainy this morning, and @dr.organicmommy would not let Southern California showers rain on her parade. Natasha created an incredible experience and ambiance for her guests (as usual), filling them with the best nourishing, delicious food, arts and crafts, and entertainment, making it a day to remember.
Here are all of the different types of treats we created for this vegan dessert bar – which are your favorite?!
A nut-free cake for those with allergies…
And another close up of this beautiful ballerina cake!
If you like clean, organic living and conscious parenting content, follow my friend/client, the lovely Natasha @dr.organicmommy 💖❤️
If you’re hosting a party soon, let’s get in touch! I would love to create a custom dessert bar based upon your theme… view more catering details here.
Since I was a kid, I always felt I had a special connection to the Italian culture, maybe because my middle name (my mother’s maiden last name) was Milano, Milano is in Italy, and growing up, I watched “Who’s the Boss” with Alyssa Milano and she is Italian! Additionally, my favorite food growing up was Italian food (and I think it still is). I loved spaghetti, lasagna, parmesan cheese, cannoli, and especially Italian-style dressing. In elementary school, when I’d cook my way through the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook with my mom, I learned the basics on marinara-making and throughout the years, I have improved my marinara (recipe is in the Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen App). These days, with less free time due my busy schedule, I actually pick up a jar of my favorite marinara by Rao’s at Whole Foods. Their Roasted Garlic version is absolutely delicious. One thing, though, I refuse to purchase at the store are meatballs. Normally, store-bought vegan meatballs have some sort of soy protein, who knows how much oil, mystery ingredients, and they just leave me unsatisfied. I developed a quinoa meatball recipe that I’ve shared on my app, and it was actually born out ofmy veggie patty recipe. It’s basically the same recipe, just in meatball form. I could not, though, get myself to call it an Italian meatball because there is nothing Italian about it.
Lately, since I’ve been cooking more at home again, I’ve been on an Italian kick. I took my original meatball recipe, used it as a base, and Italianized it using fennel seeds, Italian herbs, and as I created it, I even turned on my Pandora Italian Jazz station. The end result, an Italian meatball recipe that I am so thrilled to share with you. It’s one of my favorite recipes.
I was so happy that my friend, Vince Lia, who is 100% Italian, came into the kitchen to watch me make these and taste-test my Italian meatballs. We even made Italian sausage! I am happy to say, they are Italian-approved. Thanks, Vince, for catching me on camera to show everyone how it’s done. It was a blast making them with you in the kitchen! If you don’t already follow Vince’s kitchen adventures on YouTube, I recommend subscribing!
So about the sausages, we tried frying the sausages, but found that baking them made for a better crisp texture, so ditch the oil, and make friends with your oven! Your body will thank you for it!
Here’s the video, (click the photo) and below is the recipe. I hope you try it and love it as much as I do!
Italian Quinoa Meatballs
Time: 1 hour
Servings: 40 meatballs
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa (will need 3 cups quinoa cooked)
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 onion, finely chopped
1/4 red bell pepper, finely chopped
3/4 poblano chile pepper, deseeded and destemmed, finely chopped (can sub with 4 jalapenos)
2 small carrots, peeled and minced
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp fennel seeds
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1.5 tsp celtic or Himalayan sea salt
1 cup parsley, chopped
3 cups spinach, finely chopped
¼ cup basil, chopped
1 cup oat flour (can substitute sorghum flour)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Cook, drain and cool quinoa in filtered water. Meanwhile, prepare the rest of the ingredients.
In a large sauté pan, over medium heat, add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, jalapeno, and carrot and cook until onions are translucent. You do not need any oil to sauté this mixture since the water from the onions and other veggies will seep out and will help cook the rest of the vegetables.
Add the salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, fennel seeds, garlic powder, cook for about 2 minutes, then add the parsley, basil, spinach and quinoa. Stir well and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and add the oat flour. Stir well until everything starts to bind together and the mixture cools. If it doesn’t bind together right away, add filtered water, a tablespoon at a time, at most 3-4 tablespoons.
Disclaimer: I recommend using gloves, or just have a slice of lime handy afterward because the hot peppers can burn your hands. Rubbing your hands with lime can help alleviate any burning.
Using your hands, form the mixture into meatballs, using 2 Tbsp of the mixture per meatball. Or a one ounce ice cream scoop. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and place the meatballs onto the pan. Place the sheet pan in a 400 degree oven for 35 minutes or until crisp and browned.
Add the meatballs into your cooked marinara sauce, top your pasta with meatballs, stuff your sandwich with meatballs, or smother it in a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce.
I find that a lot of moms who are into #vegan cakes and desserts are also into vegan cruelty-free beauty products, so I teamed up with Daniella Monet, my inspiring friend/vegan activist, expecting mom, and co-founder of Kinder Beauty Box—a curated box filled with vegan and cruelty-free makeup, skincare, hair-care and accessories for a Mother’s Day Giveaway because moms deserve this glory!!!
One lucky mom will win:
1) this month’s Mother’s Day Kinder Beauty Box filled with Franklin & Whitman’s Washington Square Botanical Steam, Farmhouse Fresh Coconut Cream Shea Butter Hand Cream, Eve Hansen Antioxidant Sheet Mask, The Kind Poppy Wild Rose & Hibiscus OR Lavender Fields Bath Bombs, 100% Pure Maracuja Mascara in Black Tea OR Dark Chocolate, SoulMakes Palo Santo Bundle, Nugg Beauty’s Skin Fizz™ 3-in-1 Foaming Facial with Rose Clay & Grapefruit Oil, and Timeless Organics’ Timeless Glow Moisturizing Glow Face Serum
2) a custom Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen CAKE! A 6-inch 2- or 3-layered CAKE in your flavor of choice. A gift box filled with chocolate chai cookies, thin mints, frosted sugar cookies, cranberry macadamia nut cookies, and we’ll also throw in some of our most popular chocolate-covered donuts!! The total value of this gift is more than $250!!
My favorite @dr.organicmommy enlisted us to make her son’s birthday dessert table again. As usual, everything was vegan and gluten-free, and this time, Outer Space themed. I had a blast 🚀 designing the table and making the cakes and treats with my amazing team!!! 🙏❣️ Here are some close-ups of the fun themed foods…
@dr.organicmommy is one of my favorite people to work with… She’s not only a good friend, but she also throws the best parties, and comes up with the most fun themes! She is such a pleasure to work with. Natasha and I share similar knowledge and values when it comes to nutrition, taste, feeding our families organic, farm-fresh whole foods, and always treating our friends and family to the very best. This birthday party was truly a blast 🚀 to say the least.
@dr.organicmommy’s parties are one of the reasons I love my job so much. I love collaborating on ideas, coming up with tablescapes, backdrops, and fun themed foods.
6″ 2-layered Carrot Cake with Walnuts
9″ 2-layered Vanilla Cake with Raspberry Jam Frosting
12″ 2-layered Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting & Strawberries
6″ 5-layered Vanilla Spice Cake with Sunflower Date Caramel and Pumpkin Ganache.
One Degree Organic’s Sprouted Brown Rice Crisps & Marshmallow Krispy Treats
Asteroids Meteor Bites:
Superfood truffles in two flavors: hazelnut cocoa and goji, cranberry, & coconut.
Blast Off Flaming Jello Cups:
Strawberry & peach flavored vegan jello.
Kettle corn-flavored popcorn colored with spirulina.
Out-of-this-world UFO Cookies:
Fun vegan, gluten-free chewy chocolate cookies with a brownie center.
Cookies & Cream vegan, gluten-free oreos.
These Galactic Brownies were far out. And all vegan and gluten-free!
Saturn’s Rings Galaxy Donuts:
Vanilla donuts with glaze.
Blanket of Space fruit leathers.
Strawberry, marshmallow, and cantaloupe kabobs.
Toasted Vanilla cake crumbs. Crunchy, yummy, and fun to eat!
I must say, this was the most fun dessert table to date. I can’t wait for next month’s pink ballerina party for @dr.organicmommy’s daughter!! 💝
YVK is so excited for this weekend’s Vegan Street Fair! Entry is free, are you coming?!
Saturday & Sunday March 23rd & 24th, 2019
11am – 7pm Chandler Blvd between Tujunga & Vineland North Hollywood, CA
New delights like Vegan Tiramisu and Cheese + Cracker Snack Packs await you! Plus, all of your other favorites: Slices of Cake (Classic Chocolate; Vanilla Lemon with Raspberry Jam Buttercream) Chocolate Chai Cookies Chocolate-Covered Donuts Thin Mints
Stop by our booth to enter to win a free custom cake, made by Yvonne! All you need to do is stop by our booth on either day, take a picture, post to Instagram and tag us @YvonnesVeganKitchen! The winner will be announced on Instagram on Wednesday, March 27th!
Here are some of our latest custom cakes to get you thinking of what you might want if you win!
At Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen, we are proud to have our sweet & savory tweets sold in over 40 of the top retail destinations across LA and OC. We are so grateful for the longstanding relationships we have with these stores and restaurants and are lucky to have such a loyal following with each.
All of our treats sold at these locations are vegan, gluten-free, and made with love! Pick up Vegan Cheese, Superfood Crackers, Chocolate Chai Cookies, Thin Mints, Vegan Cheesecakes, Chocolate-Covered Donuts, and Cakes by the slice at the following locations:
Anaheim Mother’s Market 5759 E Santa Ana Canyon Road, Anaheim, CA 92807 (714) 974-6667
Bakersfield Lassens 4308 California Ave, Bakersfield CA, 93309 661-324-6990