Hello there, cake pals!
Thank you for visiting Coco Cake Land.
My name is Lyndsay and I’m the lady hanging out behind the scenes of this one-woman-cakesplosion.
I’m a self-taught baker and cookbook author. I live amongst the mountains and ocean (okay, and some garbage) in my hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with my husband, son and our two kitties Potato and Percy! Lately I’ve been delving right into plant-based baking, which I’m super excited about!
These days I’ve also been hilariously deep into posting to my Coco Cake Land YouTube channel like a teen.
I also play bass guitar in the all-mom punk band KCAR, here in Vancouver.
What is Coco Cake Land?
Coco Cake Land is a modern cake and dessert blog where I share beautiful cakes, original cake tutorials, party DIYs and dessert and vegan recipes, with a strong focus on visuals! You’ll also find a few snippets of my life beyond cakes – family stuff, and inspiration. In 2015 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and finished active treatment in May 2016. My prognosis is good and I am feeling pretty good about life, and cake!
Some of the Stuff I do
- A popular post around these parts is this Peanut Butter + Jam Chocolate Cake Recipe!
- I made cakes to commemorate the Women’s March!
- Several years ago I created this Hungry Caterpillar Cupcakes Cake and it’s still a popular little guy.
- I like buttercream piping a LOT!
- I’ve written a lot about my experience with breast cancer, even as told through cakes – like this boob cake post, and this Fuck Cancer cake post.
My latest upcoming book is all about plant-based cakes – Plantcakes: Fancy + Everyday Vegan Cakes for Everyone coming out September 12th, 2023 published by Appetite Random House.
My first book Coco Cake Land: Cute and Pretty Party Cakes to Bake and Decorate (Roost Books, 2018) is available where all fine books are sold!
I was named Yahoo Food’s Blogger Of The Year! Neat-o!!! My work has also been featured via Teen Vogue, Oprah.com, Buzzfeed, among many others! :P Included in this great list of Buzzfeed’s 30 Best Food Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following!
What is your background in?
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Gender Studies and Film Studies, and a subsequent Bachelor of Media Arts degree in Integrated Media where I focused on film, video and music. I’ve always loved cakes though – but never imagined it would become my job, even though I always dreamt of being the cake decorator at Dairy Queen! (I still kind of want that job.) I didn’t start baking until I was 30 years old. It’s never too late!