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?"
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.
Labels: birthdays, food allergies, recommended