Our Latest Creations…

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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A Truly Bespoke Wedding Cake

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.

Please visit YvonnesVeganKitchen.com for more details and to inquire about your cake. For catering, click here.

See my latest creations on Instagram.

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A Vampirina Birthday Party

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!

Drinks by Abby

Learn more about Abby Phon – a plant-based vegan mommy of two and holistic health coach:

Abby’s YouTube Channel & Abby’s Instagram


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MilkAndEggs.com – Better Foods for Better Health

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.

I love Milk And Eggs because they truly have changed the game in terms of buying groceries.

They are…

Well-priced: their prices are always low because there is never any waste, inventory, middlemen, complicated distribution centers, or large stores with real estate.

Convenient: order an item once, or subscribe to get weekly or bi-weekly deliveries. Subscriptions can be updated, paused, or changed anytime. Save on the process of ordering, buying, and picking up groceries. 

Fast: all deliveries happen within 30 hours of the order being placed. They are even working on way to shorten this chain even more, allowing for delivery of some products within just a few hours!

Eco-friendly: their drivers have a more efficient route than individual grocery pick ups. Potentially save up to 80-90% on carbon emissions! 

The company is even on a Quest For Zero, which is separated into several initiatives with the goal of minimizing all aspects of their daily consumption. Learn more here.

Learn more about Milk & Eggs…


Click here to view all Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen products on MilkAndEggs.com!

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A Pink Ballerina Birthday Party!

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. 

Tiered Cake:
Carrot Cake with Toasted Walnuts
Chocolate Cake with Harry’s Berries Gaviota Strawberries
Strawberry Shortcake: Vanilla Cake with Harry’s Berries Gaviota Strawberries

Here are all of the different types of treats we created for this vegan dessert bar – which are your favorite?!

French Macaron Tower

A nut-free cake for those with allergies…

Nut-Free Vanilla Cake with Harry’s Berries Gaviota Strawberries

And another close up of this beautiful ballerina cake!

Pointe shoe ribbons crafted from fruit roll-ups…

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.

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Italian Quinoa Meatballs

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!

VeganItalianMeatballs

Italian Quinoa Meatballs

Time: 1 hour

Servings: 40 meatballs

Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  1. Cook, drain and cool quinoa in filtered water.  Meanwhile, prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

  1. 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.

Makes 40 meatballs.

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A Giveaway for Mothers

💓 A GIVEAWAY for MOTHER’S DAY💓

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!!

💓 Entering is easy! 💓

1) “Like” this post in Instagram 

2) Follow @daniellamonet @yvonnesvegankitchen @kinderbeautybox

3) Tell us what you appreciate most about your mom or what you love most about being a mom (or mom figure) in the comments 

4) Tag at least 3 @ friends in the comments. One tag per line. The more tags/comments per line = more entries. You can also do the same on her feed when she posts!

Contest is open nationwide. We SHIP within the continental US! And the winner will be announced on Sunday afternoon!

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Outer Space Birthday Party

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.

Birthday Cake:

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

Nut-free Cake:

6″ 5-layered Vanilla Spice Cake with Sunflower Date Caramel and Pumpkin Ganache.

Starburst Crispies:

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.

Star Dust:

Kettle corn-flavored popcorn colored with spirulina.

Out-of-this-world UFO Cookies:

Fun vegan, gluten-free chewy chocolate cookies with a brownie center.

Black Holes:

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.

Moon Rocks:

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!! 💝 

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Yvonne’s Vegan Street Fair Giveaway

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


The Giveaway:

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!

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Where To Find Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen!

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

Beverly Hills
Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills
9700 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 550-5900

Brentwood
Juice Crafters
11682 San Vicente Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 442-9555

Burbank
Rawkin Juice
4201 West Alameda Avenue, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 859-1002

Calabasas
Erewhon
26767 Agoura Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 857-3366

Canoga Park
Follow Your Heart Market Cafe
https://followyourheart.com/market-cafe/
21825 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 348-3240

Costa Mesa
Mother’s Market
1890 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 631-4741

Culver City
Rainbow Acres
13208 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90066
(310) 306-8330

Dana Point
Organic Tree Juice Bar
24901 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 276-7202

Eagle Rock
Organix
731 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA 90041
(323) 254-0284

Echo Park
Lassens
1631 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 542-6535

Glendale
Yoga-urt
1407 W. Kenneth Road, Glendale, CA 91201
(818) 545-3880

Hollywood
Caffé Etc. 
6371 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-8824

Huntington Beach
Mother’s Market
19770 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 963-6667

Irvine
Mother’s Market
2963 Michelson Dr., Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 752-6667

Laguna Woods
Mother’s Market
24165 Paseo de Valencia, Laguna Woods, CA 92653
(949) 768-6667

Los Angeles
Bardonna
139 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 871-8930

Carrera Cafe
8251 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90046
(323) 852-3337

Erewhon
7660 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 937-0777

Medidate Coffee
548 S Spring St R110, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Om Nom Organics
215 W. 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 489-3663

Om Nom Organics
444 South Flower St. #180, Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 614-7004

Los Feliz
Lassens
2080 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-0052

Stamp Proper
4500 Los Feliz Blvd. Ste. C, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 953-5181

Marina Del Rey
Juice Crafters
4260 Lincoln Blvd. Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 578-9000

Miracle Mile
Bloom Cafe
5544 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 934-6900

Lassens
710 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 648-7980

Newport Beach
Green Elements
609 E Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661
(949) 791-8812

Pacific Palisades
Juice Crafters
15324 Antioch St, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 459-4200

San Dimas
Elements Natural Foods
685 E Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773
(909) 305-4612

Santa Ana
Mother’s Market
151 E Memory Ln., Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 542-6667

Santa Monica
Bardonna
1601 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 899-9500

Erewhon
2800 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
(424) 433-8111

Juice Crafters
2811 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 399-5500

Rawkin Juice
705 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 260-1063

Silver Lake
MatchaBar
3534 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 522-6810

Simi Valley
Lassens
2955 Cochran St, Simi Valley CA, 93065
805-522-6990

South Pasadena
ChefBox
434 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena, CA 91030
(323) 364-3061

Grassroots
1119 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 799-0156

Thousand Oaks
Lassens
2150 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 495-2609

Upland
Salad Box
296 S Mountain Ave Upland, CA 91786
(909) 440-6072

Venice
Erewhon
585 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
(310) 362-3062

West Covina
Elements Natural Foods
2522 E Workman Ave, West Covina, CA 91791
(626) 339-9179

West Hollywood
Alchemy Health Food
638 North Roberston Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-0238

Westlake Village
Joi Cafe
2855 Agoura Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
(805) 379-5767

Westwood
PURE Pressed Juices
10844 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
(424) 832-3559

Please note that all locations carry different inventory.  We recommend calling ahead before making a drive to make sure Yvonne’s goods are in stock!

Where would you like to see Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen next? Let us know!

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