Plantcakes: Fancy + Everyday Vegan Cakes for Everyone (Hardcover)

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Plantcakes: Fancy + Everyday Vegan Cakes for Everyone (Hardcover)

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“It’s impossible not to look at these cakes and smile!! They are so beautiful, colorful, whimsical, and FUN, and I am floored that they’re all plant-based.”—MOLLY YEH

Plant-based baking like you've never seen before—beautiful cakes bursting with color, flavor, and fun—perfect for everyone who loves cake!


Inside are recipes for cakes of all shapes and sizes, to fill any craving or occasion—from a rainy Wednesday slice of emotional eating to a spectacular sheet cake for a crowd. Whether you’re all in on the plant-based lifestyle or you’re just a bit plant-curious, you’ll find the vegan cakes of your dreams in Plantcakes—and you’ll never be short of options with chapters on:

  • Snacking Cakes: When you need to snack and need to snack now, whip up the Orange Citrus Cake or Blueberry Sour Cream Streusel Cake
  • Two-Layer Cakes: Keep it casual cool with the Dark Chocolate Cake, Supermarket Bakery–Style Cake, or Vanilla Almond Raspberry Cake
  • Three-Layer Cakes: When you feel like getting fancy, there’s the Coffee Milk Cake, Passion Fruit Vanilla Bean Ombré Cake, or the PB+J Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Cup Crunch
  • Party Time (or Everyday) Cupcakes: When cupcakes are called for, try the Garden Party Vanilla Lemon Cupcakes or the “They Don’t Know They’re Healthy” Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes  
  • Wildcard Cakes: And to really take the cake, turn to the Abstract Buttercream Painted Blackberry Cake or Mocha Dacquoise Cake

Fun and fanciful, the recipes in Plantcakes are also extremely approachable. With step-by-step instructions, easy-to-find ingredients, and accessible plant-based alternatives for all the baking essentials, Plantcakes makes vegan baking a breeze. Whether you’ve never baked before or are an experienced baker ready to explore the vegan side, you’re bound to learn a thing or two—like how to make the best buttercream ever (without the butter!) or some sweet piping techniques—from self-taught baker, Lyndsay Sung, creator of the wildly popular cake making and decorating site, Coco Cake Land.

The book’s eye-popping photography leaps right off the page, and its vibrant, kaleidoscopic design brings everything together in one irresistibly sweet package. Plantcakes is the perfect gift for all the plant-based and plant-curious people in your life, bringing cake to the people in the most delightful, plant-based way. Let’s all eat (vegan) cake!
Lyndsay Sung is the self-taught baker, writer, and photographer behind Coco Cake Land and has been since she started the site in 2008. She has been featured in Cherry Bombe and as Yahoo Food’s Blogger of the Year, and is the author of Coco Cake Land (2018). Lyndsay lives in Vancouver, Canada with her husband, Rich, their son, Teddy, and cats, Potato and Percy.
Product Details ISBN: 9780525611837
ISBN-10: 0525611835
Publisher: Appetite by Random House
Publication Date: September 12th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English
“You want lots of people to enjoy the cakes you make, no? Lyndsay makes it possible in her playful, creative and inclusive new book that’s perfect for everyone, from vegans to cake connoisseurs.”
—KERRY DIAMOND, founder and editor in chief of Cherry Bombe magazine

“It’s impossible not to look at these cakes and smile!! They are so beautiful, colorful, whimsical, and FUN, and I am floored that they’re all plant-based. Leave it to Lyndsay to turn traditional cake wisdom on its head without sacrificing any of the amazing, fantastic decor that she is known for!”
—MOLLY YEH, Food Network host, and author of Home Is Where the Eggs Are and Molly on the Range

“I am BEYOND excited for Lyndsay’s plant-based cookbook. She single-handedly proves that vegan cakes can be CUTER than non-vegan! And she does so in the most charming, approachable way. You will fall in love with plant-based baking as you go through this stunning book.”
—ERIN IRELAND, plant-based advocate, animal lover, and owner of To Live For bakery

“Lyndsay’s creations are pure joy: these pages are jam-packed with craveable treats that will make you want to put your cutest apron on and let the flour fly! From snacking cakes for a cozy afternoon to stunning confections, Plantcakes will give you the tools and the confidence to seriously up your baking game.”
—DESIREE NIELSEN, author of Eat More Plants and Good for Your Gut

“Ditch your preconceived notions of plant-based baking. This book from the joyous mind of Lyndsay of Coco Cake Land is filled with innovative and scrumptious bakes! Vegan or not, it’s a total party starter, and I want to be invited!”
—KATHERINE SABBATH, cake creative and author of Bake My Day

“Lyndsay has outdone herself! Not only am I excited to bake these cakes for my vegan friends, I can’t wait to make them for all my loved ones. From fancy plant-based dacquoise to peanut butter snacking cake with caramel frosting, this book has a cake for every occasion, guaranteed to please everyone.”
—CAMILLA WYNNE, author of Jam Bake and Preservation Society