If you go see Dinner With Friends at Studio 1398 in Vancouver, you’ll notice a couple of fancy cakes on stage. You wouldn’t know by looking at them, but those cakes are vegan and gluten-free. They’re made by Jenn MacLean-Angus, who is also coproducing and starring in the play. Dinner With Friends, a Dirty Manhattan Equity Co-op production, opened this week and runs until November 24 on Granville Island.
Fortunately, MacLean-Angus doesn’t just bake her cakes and cupcakes—which are also “refined/slavery sugar-free”—for the theatre. She started up a cake-making business, Memento Cakes, in April. You can see some examples of the ridiculously elaborate cakes she’s put together for birthdays, weddings, and special events on her Facebook page. Orders may be initiated through the Memento Cakes website, which bears this slogan: “Making the world a healthier and more beautiful place, one cake at a time.”