8 Vintage Vancouver Cake Photos

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There is a deep appreciation for delicious delicacies, decadent treats, and comforting home-cooked fare in Vancouver, from sashimi and Canadian caviar to vegan ice cream, donuts and gooey cheeseburgers. One sweet indulgence is cake, of all shapes and sizes, that our talented local pâtisseries and bakeries serve up for special occasions and everyday delights. Here are a few foodie-worthy photos of cakes that have been devoured throughout Vancouver history:

8 Vintage Vancouver Cake Photos


1932: Burrard Bridge cake. Archives# CVA 99-2723. Photographer: Stuart Thomson.


1937: Premier Pattullo cutting his birthday cake. Archives# CVA 371-1768.

1946: Margaret McNeil and Vancouver Diamond Jubilee cake. McNeil was the first caucasian child born in the City of Vancouver when it was incorporated. Her birthday cakes were always grand, and shared with the city. Archives# LP 129.


1945: Margaret McNeil’s birthday cake. Archives# LP 180.


1947: Vancouver Board of Trade 60th Anniversary cake presented by the Hotel Vancouver. Archives# Port P1814.03.


1950: Dal Richards 10th anniversary at Hotel Vancouver Panorama Roof. VPL# 81255. Studio: Artray. & 1966: New Westminster centennial cake. VPL# 44556. Studio: Province Newspaper.


1947: Famous Players 25 year cake. Archives# CVA 1184-1904. Photographer: Jack Lindsay.

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