Kind Words

Here’s what our customers said about our services:

Thank you again for the wonderful cake! We had so many people ask us who made it! We loved the special touches you added like the blue ribbon on the booties (which many of our guests thought were real!), the brown ribbon and the detail on the cross. We’ll definitely be using your services again!!! Thank you!
From Liz Simoes

Working with Emily was a great experience for our wedding and anniversary cakes, and we would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends! She created the cake that we wanted and even spent many hours creating the intricate flowers that were perfect. Thanks Emily!
From Mable and Jordan

WOW what a beautiful and delicious cake you made for Casey’s birthday party! There wasn’t as much leftover as I thought there would be because all the parents helped the kids eat their pieces and then ate another piece because it was so good.
From Minna Schendlinger


…When we saw the cake for the first time at our reception we were blown away. When we had our first bite we were sad that we had to share! Thanks again for the perfect wedding cake!
From Steph & Tim Clarke

Emily is truly one in a million! She made a spring themed cake for my mum’s 70th surprise birthday party which was a super hit with everyone. Not only did Emily far surpass any expectations I might have had, she was a sheer joy to work with, especially when we had to constantly change plans. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND When Pigs Fly!
From Suzanne Rashed

The cake was the highlight of Jim’s 100th birthday party. It must have had hundreds of photos taken of it! The birthday boy was tickled pink and intends to keep the little figure of himself in his freezer. So thx again — you’re a true artist.
From Shelagh Kuse


The cake was amazing. Everyone who tried it commented on how great it tasted. We took the rest home and devoured it haha. You did such a beautiful job, and it suited our theme wonderfully. Thank you for your hard work and we will make sure to recommend you to our friends and family.
Kim and Charles

My son’s 25th birthday: Emily and the cake she supplied was all everybody talked about. Who needs the “Cake Boss”, we’ve got “When Pigs Fly”

I want to thank you so much for the terrific job you did on the cake and cupcakes for my daughter’s wedding. They were absolutely perfect! All the guests loved them!
Janet Siebert


After a recommendation by a friend, we set up a meeting with Emily to discuss our upcoming wedding. We had no idea what to expect, and when we arrived at our reception we were blown away! Our wedding cake exceeded our expectations and tasted absolutely amazing. We received so many compliments on the cake and were happy to spread the word about When Pigs Fly Pastries. Thank you so much for creating an amazing cake that we will never forget!!!
Cailin & Kienan Hamm

I knew I wanted to do something special for my dad’s birthday, but wasn’t sure what to do for his cake. I told Emily his interests, his job, stuff he likes- and from that she created a masterpiece. It was so personal, down to the smallest detail. Her creativity is incredible. He was blown away and it made his entire birthday. To top it off, the cake was the best we’d ever tasted! Ace of Cakes & Cake Boss have nothing on When Pigs Fly Pastries!
Paige Hawkins

Emily made a Vancouver Canucks cake for my now-husband’s 30th birthday and it turned out amazing (and delicious on top of that!). I also had matching cupcakes made and they were just gobbled up! Our wedding cake was absolutely stunning – everyone raved about how great it tasted, on top of how beautiful it looked! I will certainly be using Emily for cakes and desserts in the future, and recommending her to all my family and friends!
Joanna Hawes


The cake for DJ SAGE was not only artistic, it was also amazingly delicious too! Sage was flattered that Emily took the time to really capture his adventure and his record label. Thanks so much Emily!
Karen Mitchell

Emily made the cake and cupcakes for our retirement and anniversary party. The cake was one of the most beautiful cakes we have ever seen. It was exquisite and tasted even better than it looked, if that is possible. People came back for seconds. Thank you so much Emily, your talent is outstanding.
Laurene and Grant Cameron

The cake you made for the party was out of this world! The presentation and combination of flavours made for one of the best cakes I’ve ever had. Chocolate and ginger is now by far my favorite cake….. I’ll be dreaming of it regularly! Thanks for a lovely taste sensation. Cheers!
Donna Watson


We had When Pigs Fly Pastries make our wedding cake, and it was fantastic! Everyone at the wedding was amazed with the detail and how beautiful it was. Emily really made it with us in mind. Also it was the best cake we have ever tasted!!!!
Katie and Dalton Taylor

At my 24th birthday party, I was surprised with a delicious cake from When Pigs Fly Pastries. It combined three of my favourite things: chocolate, peanut butter and the Canucks. It was also in the heart of the playoff season, so I really appreciated the added touch to commemorate the Canucks’ run for the Stanley Cup. Thanks Emily!
Cameron Cutler

Emily’s creations are the stars of my sons’ birthday parties. With her incredible talent and creativity, she infuses flavour and magic into her cakes. This past summer when she made an astonishing 2 foot tall R2D2 cake for my son’s 3rd birthday, I could not keep the crowd away. Everyone in the park flocked to us to marvel at Emily’s work and ask for her card. She is truly a gem.
Lauralee Leone


Finding someone like Emily that creates cakes like her is like finding an awesome hair stylist, once you find them you’ll never use anyone else. She will listen to you and then create exactly what you want, or better! Emily made my parents 25th wedding anniversary cake perfectly, even remembering to use less sugar and it still tasted perfect. She’s also creating my wedding cake and I wouldn’t trust anyone else but her to do so!
Pamela Rempel

I have been lucky enough to be present at a number of events with the desserts catered by Emily and she never disappoints! You can tell how much time and detail she puts into her work- she is definitely made for this business. She is creative and keeps in mind who her clientele are so it’s always a personal experience!
Kelsey Mazzone

When Pigs Fly Pastries is as whimsical as its name and is capable of making your event magical. I have had the pleasure of having Emily work her magic numerous times over the last few years and I never cease to be amazed. From a butterfly cake to a giant creme brulee, Emily’s creations are outside the box and delicious to boot! Emily is truly an artist and her ingenuity, innovation and passion are inspiring. If you’d like to add some sparkle, laughter and yumminess to your event, then Emily is your girl.
Brittany Palmer


The cake that Emily created was one of the highlights of our wedding reception. It was both whimsical and beautiful and completely captured us as a couple. Plus it was so delicious! We have had so many guests (at the wedding and in the months since) complimenting the cake and asking for the name of its creator. Emily puts so much love and attention into everything she creates. She made our special day even more perfect. We would recommend her in a heart beat to anyone wanting a cake or dessert for any occasion!
Samantha and Patrick Fraenkel

When Emily walked in with the wedding shower cake it was absolute astonishment with the result. It was a cake like I had never seen before, the detail was out of this world, the shells, the hibiscus flowers, the palm trees and the fish were so real looking. Everyone was shocked and amazed at Emily’s talent. The bride and groom were unbelievable and I still have them on my kitchen shelf as a wonderful reminder of a very talented baker.
Diane McQuade

Firstly, I’d have to point out how incredibly talented, creative and accommodating Emily was when making a cake for my sister’s baby shower. This being my sister’s first baby and my first nephew, I was determined to have everything perfect and make it memorable. She exceeded my expectations by creating a cake so much better then I had envisioned. My guests were astonished by how detailed it was; from the clean lines on the ABC building blocks to the tiniest “stuffed animals”. She truly created a unique and fun centerpiece for the shower. It was almost a shame to cut into the beautiful cake but once we did, it was hard not to have seconds!
Michelle Palikot