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When Pigs Fly Pastries

Vancouver, British Columbia View map

About

When Pigs Fly Pastries produces intricate creations that help add an extra punch to any celebration. Emily, the owner and artist behind all the products, strives to create custom works that are unique to each client. Each wedding cake is aimed to reflect the personality of the couple and have guests raving both before and after serving.

Experience

After graduating as a top student from her pastry arts programs, Emily launched herself into the baking industry and started her own business. She now works out of a commercial kitchen in Vancouver and provides specialty cakes and pastries to events all over the Lower Mainland. Emily is a detail oriented artist who prides herself on making cakes taste as good as they look. When Pigs Fly Pastries took home the award for "Best Tasting Wedding Cake" at the 2016 BC Wedding Awards. She is often hired as a Food Stylist for local film & TV productions, and was selected to compete on the Food Network & Cooking Channel.

Products offered

In addition to wedding cakes, When Pigs Fly Pastries offers shower or stag goodies, groom's cakes, cupcakes, desserts, favours, candy buffets and more! With no set cake menu you are free to let your imagination & taste buds run wild. View their website to find lists of the cake, filling and icing choices available and mix & match whatever you please. The majority of the cakes can be made gluten free and they do have some vegan options as well.

Other services

Complimentary consultations by appointment. Tasting boxes can also be ordered. Delivery and set up rates are based on distance travelled. They do have some stands and display items available for rent as well.

Highlights

Desserts

Cakes, cupcakes, dessert buffet, groom's cake

Cake Services

Consultations, custom cake design, delivery, setup, tastings - private

Dietary Needs

Diabetic, gluten free, lactose free, nut free, vegan

More information

What cake items do you provide?

Cake stands

What special ingredients do you use?

Fresh fruit
Local

Are you licensed by the health department?

Yes

What services do your prices include?

Consultation
Custom cake design
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    Lindsay I. Married on 19/08/2017
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    Emily is amazing. Great to work with and really makes your vision come alive. She listened to everything we had to say and took our vision beyond what even we could imagine. Delicious cake, beautifully done.

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    Wow, thank you very much! You're so sweet. I'm so happy to hear you loved your cake. It was so much fun working with you both! All the best :)
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    Jennifer B. Married on 07/11/2015
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    We had the pleasure to work with Emily in early November and loved everything about the cake and cupcakes that she created for our big day. From start to finish Emily was super responsive and easy to work with and did an amazing job at putting together exactly what we wanted from just a few photos and descriptions.

    Thank you again!

    When Pigs Fly Pastries's reply:

    Aww thank you so much for your kind review, Jennifer! It was such a pleasure to work with you both on your special day.
    All the best!
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    Meghan S. Married on 03/11/2012
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    We asked Emily to make our wedding cake and cupcakes for our autumn-themed wedding in Whistler in November 2012. She personalized a delicious chocolate cake for us and created a beautiful assortment of chocolate and pumpkin cupcakes decorated with orange and red leaves. Emily's baking is so delicious, I made sure not to fill up on the main dinner so that I could eat all of her sweets. Emily was very professional--we met with her beforehand to discuss what we'd like and she was very considerate of our likes and dislikes regarding flavours and design. I have ordered cakes from Emily on three occasions since our wedding and I highly recommend When Pigs Fly Pastries. Try her pineapple-coconut cake!
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    Samantha F. Married on 24/07/2011
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    Emily's cake was one of the highlights of our wedding! It was perfect and delicious!
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    Emily is such a gem and her cakes are absolutely magic. She is patient, a good communicator and overall very easy to deal with. I recommend Emily to all you brides out there, you won't be disappointed!
    O&S

    When Pigs Fly Pastries's reply:

    Aw, thank you so much O&S - you're too kind. I had a great time working with you guys creating both of those cakes :)
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    From the moment we began planning our wedding cake six months before the big day, I received invaluable help from Emily! She was so friendly, helpful, and easy to talk to about the vision I had for our cake. Moreover, she responded very promptly to any questions I had, which was important for me since we were planning our wedding from long distance. The cake was breathtaking! She took my idea and made a beautiful creation. Thank you so much for the most beautiful, creative, and delicious wedding cake I could have ever asked for!
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    Cakes and pastries were delicious! Has been recommended to all friend and family for birthdays and special ocassions. All are super happy with their cakes!

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