Vancouver Cake Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Cake Challenge. Restaurants, bakeries and cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Cake creations into this challenge. Each restaurant, cafe and bakery will be featuring their cake creations on their menu from November 4-27, 2022.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the cake creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best cake creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #CakeChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite cake creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

How to VOTE :

  1. Look for our Cake challenge posters in each of the participating bakeries and cafes.
  2. Scan the QR code and Vote for your favourites from November 4-27, 2022

Get some friends together, visit 2 places or more to taste the different Cake creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites between November 4-27, 2022.

Here are the Cake creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Le Chalet pâtisserie

Strawberry St-Honoré cake

Price: Whole Cake $58 (8-10 servings) or Slice $6.20

Created by Chef Tai

Description: Cranberry financier with lemon zest as cake base, layered with earl grey infused crémeux, crunchy feuilletine, and strawberry white chocolate mousse with hibiscus jello cubes. Topped with coconut mousse, earl grey cream puff, and fresh cranberries.

Offered: Takeout only

Available: pre-order 24 hours in advance, pick up only. Thursday to Saturday 12-4pm, Sunday to Monday 2-4pm. DM order via Facebook page and Instagram, or email to, or text 778-807-8281

e-transfer payment only.

Le Chalet pâtisserie

417 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 807-8281


Instagram @lechalet.patisserie

Cassandra Cake Co.

Food Network Fav

Price: $4 a cupcake

Created by: Cassandra and Emily

Description: Foodnetwork winning flavour- chocolate cake with a chocolate orange ganache, salted caramel crispearls, vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream with candied orange peel and candied walnuts.

Offered: All the time

Available: Pre order available, takeout and dine in while supplies last

Cassandra Cake Co.

2331 Marpole Ave #105, Port Coquitlam

Tel: (778) 285-2253


Instagram @cassandracakeco

Lyra Lou Cakes

Pistachio Ube Gateau Opera

Price: Whole cake  6” $40

Created by: Chef Lyra

Description:  Pistachio Ube and Calamansi Gateau opera

Offered: Weekends only and cakes must be preordered at least 2 days in advance, here is the link to pre-order

Available: To be picked-up at bakery.

Lyra Lou Cakes

102-14370 64 Ave, Surrey

Tel: (604) 503-5534


Instagram @lyraloucakes

Aiyaohno Cafe

Ume Forest Cake

Price: $7.50 per slice

Created by: Bev and Greg

Description: 6 layers of thin chocolate sponge, umeshu (Japanese Plum Wine), ume ( marinaded plums), whipped cream, coated in chocolate, salted chocolate chocolate ganache, brownie crumb, and matcha for garnish

Offered: everyday but have to preorder preferably 1-2 days in advance by phoning them.

Available for takeout or delivery (ask for delivery cost when placing order)-

Aiyaohno Cafe

425 Carrall St. (visit us at the takeout window), Vancouver

Tel: (604) 652-7555



Our Media judges for this challenge are:

AJ Heraghty


Instagram @ajfoodiesaiyan

TikTok @ajfoodiesaiyan

Corey Lee

Instagrammer and Influencer

Instagram @sweettoothguy

tiktok @sweettoothguyishere

Rebecca Coleman

Food Writer, Social Media, YouTuber and Cookbook Author

Twitter: @rebeccacoleman

Instagram @rebeccacoleman