My nephew Christian turned 3 this weekend. Of course his auntie got him some yummy vegan goodies. He was so excited at the sight of his cake that he immediately poked it.
I got the vegan cake from the bakery, “The Sweet Art Of Cake” in Hayward. Yes, Hayward! For those who may not know, Bay Area vegans usually find vegan restaurants and bakeries in Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco, and definitely not in small towns like Hayward-until this weekend.
“The Sweet Art of Cake” is not all vegan but they do offer a wide variety of vegan baked goods. In fact, the baker admitted she removed some labels that says “vegan” because folks would turn them down right away. She would eventually disclose that they were vegan after the customers keep going back for more. There, myth busted!
Learning that this bakery exists in Hayward is music to my ears because the bakery is only 10 minutes away from home. My only regret was I wish I learned about this place sooner.
Chris and I then headed to another spot for the other goodies we ordered, Sesame Chickum and Sauteed green beans.
Christian’s birthday cake had colorful vegan fondant on the outside, and vegan Red Velvet inside, layered with vegan vanilla icing. Heaven I say.
The cake was good for 12-15 people, priced at only $35!
The party was not all vegan considering I’m the only one in the family who has the lifestyle. Nevertheless, they prepared something for me and Chris like Ginataan, and tons of fresh fruits. In return, they also enjoyed the vegan goodies I brought and made.
Christian and his big brother (Kuya) Charles, with their vegan red bean popsicles!!!
With the grandmas, grandpa:
The whole gang!
I’d like to take this chance to invite you to an upcoming potluck AstigVegan is collaborating with KapaMEALya. I’d love to see you there and hang out over good food and good vibes under the sun.
Please RSVP so we can have a headcount.
I’m looking forward, see you then!