Vita ex Mortis Bakery

Vita ex Mortis Bakery Life out of Death Bakery, specializing in floral leaning flavors. Local certified Death Doula~

Comissions: Closed as of 06/09/24
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White cake with lemon lilac filling & Edible white chocolate topping 👹(Inspired by Scott Hove’s cake sculptures)
06/09/2024

White cake with lemon lilac filling & Edible white chocolate topping 👹

(Inspired by Scott Hove’s cake sculptures)

Good Morning everyone, Hoping this message finds you well and safe. Recently, this page experienced unauthorize...
04/23/2024

Good Morning everyone,

Hoping this message finds you well and safe.

Recently, this page experienced unauthorized access, resulting in an interruption to normal operations as the account was verified. I understand the frustration and inconvenience this may have caused with sudden lack of contact- and I assure you that immediate action to recover the account was taken.

Although orders are finalized through email, additional security measures have been put into place to prevent any recurrence via Facebook.

Your security and trust are paramount, and I am committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety for your online interactions with this bakery.

Your patience and understanding during this time is sincerely appreciated!

Rest assured, as of today access to the page has been restored & I may resume regular communication with everyone.

Once again, I extend my deepest gratitude for your patience and continued support as we work through this situation. We will keep you updated on our progress and aim to get back to you in a timely manner.

Thank you for your understanding.

Warm regards,

Saint Laurent
Vita ex Mortis Bakery

(Art Print by YumasArtStudio via Etsy)

Two private DMs & one public comment have been chosen through the online name hat, thank y’all so much for submissions 🥂...
06/17/2023

Two private DMs & one public comment have been chosen through the online name hat, thank y’all so much for submissions 🥂 Happy Pride Month 🏳️‍⚧️✨🦋

🏳️‍⚧️✨ Pride Giveaway: 3 gc2b half binders will be gifted away to celebrate our beautiful trans community. Comment below...
06/14/2023

🏳️‍⚧️✨ Pride Giveaway: 3 gc2b half binders will be gifted away to celebrate our beautiful trans community.

Comment below to be entered (share to spread community aide) 🦋🪩🩵

“Do you guys ever think about dying?”Can’t wait for the Barbiecore revival, there will be themed cake to pair with this ...
06/12/2023

“Do you guys ever think about dying?”

Can’t wait for the Barbiecore revival, there will be themed cake to pair with this 💖⚰️🥂🎀🎂

https://youtu.be/y4M_Y_Zz3ng

“Death to Youth” black velvet cake 🥀✨⚰️White chocolate lavender ganache center, honey ermine frosting.
06/03/2023

“Death to Youth” black velvet cake 🥀✨⚰️

White chocolate lavender ganache center, honey ermine frosting.

07/25/2022

“For you, in my respect, are all the world.

Then how can it be said I am alone

When all the world is here to look on me?”

Limoncello cake, for a deeply cherished someone 🏛✨💐

Alexa, play Helena by MCR 🖤✨⛓✨🥀
07/15/2022

Alexa, play Helena by MCR 🖤✨⛓✨🥀

This dark chocolate bergamot cake didn’t get the photo shoot she deserved- but she was well loved anyway 🖤
05/28/2022

This dark chocolate bergamot cake didn’t get the photo shoot she deserved- but she was well loved anyway 🖤

Luna Moths (Actias Luna) emerge from their cocoon with no mouth, and therefore their adult life expectancy is about 1 we...
04/30/2022

Luna Moths (Actias Luna) emerge from their cocoon with no mouth, and therefore their adult life expectancy is about 1 week.

Undoubtedly, one of the gentlest of creatures that simultaneously possess such fleeting visual brilliance.

To new cycles, new versions of self, and the saccharine sweetness of being anything at all 🥂

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Dark chocolate bergamot cake
White chocolate Lavender ganache center
Honey Vanilla Ermine

5AM baking ☀️Hope y’all are having a kind week 🥐✨☕️
04/02/2022

5AM baking ☀️

Hope y’all are having a kind week 🥐✨☕️

Order Guide🥂✨ Insight on to how to place a cake commission. 1-) All orders are Custom Orders. Due to a lack of shop fron...
03/25/2022

Order Guide🥂✨ Insight on to how to place a cake commission.

1-) All orders are Custom Orders.

Due to a lack of shop front, all items are custom and made to order. Specially for you & yours~

For this reason, commissions must be placed in advance.

2-) 2 Week *Minimum* Order Notice

Please be prepared for the wait time, as Vita is often booked outward.

Due to commission bookings, please reach out in advance if you're aware of a special date you'd like to secure (Birthday, Wedding, etc)

2 weeks does not always guarantee a date, so do reach out as early as possible- as specialty ingredients & items will always need preordering.

3-) Security Deposit
For your peace of mind~

Security deposits are required to secure your date & commission.

Until the security deposit is placed, neither date nor order is confirmed.

Your security deposit immediately goes towards the speciality ingredients needed for your commission & therefore is nonrefundable.

4-) Contract
Upon discussing your order~

You will receive an emailed invoice and contract to review and ensure the fine details of your commission are correct. Payment of deposit is agreement to this contract.

💖✨🐄✨💖Cookies and Cream cake 🥛Chocolate ganache & soft cookie centerOreo/vanilla buttercream Thank you to all e-girls & e...
03/24/2022

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Cookies and Cream cake 🥛
Chocolate ganache & soft cookie center
Oreo/vanilla buttercream

Thank you to all e-girls & e-theys for the lingerie trend that inspired this cake 🥂

Baking at home (especially here in Denver with our higher altitude) comes with a plethora of issues for new & even moder...
03/21/2022

Baking at home (especially here in Denver with our higher altitude) comes with a plethora of issues for new & even moderately seasoned bakers.

Do you ever recall baking a cake only for the center to be deflated, uncooked, and gooey- while the edges appear fully done or over cooked?

There are a handful of reasons why this can happen:

🌿Too much leavening agent
🌿Opening your oven door too soon
🌿Slamming your oven door while rotating pans
🌿Oven temperature isn’t calibrated correctly
🌿Underbaked (in general)

So you’ve trouble shot most of these, what else can you do?

With specialty food, we spend a lot of time, energy, and finances on the process & final product.

What I fondly refer to as, “Baking Insurance” can alleviate some of the stress- and I will continue to share these tips with y’all.

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A Heating Rod can be used to prevent an underbaked center & overbaked edges.

This is a common occurrence with novelty shaped pans (sampled here), along with pans over 9” in diameter & those with a depth more than 3-4”.

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Many forums & home baking groups on Facebook will suggest using a Wilton flower nail in lieu of a Heating Core or Heating Rod.

Here I’ve provided 2 novelty Heart pans filled with cookies & cream batter.

Both have the same weight in batter, parchment, oven placement etc

The left is using an official baking rod (My first time trying Fat Daddio) while the right is using an inverted Wilton flower nail- typically used to make buttercream flowers.

Lets compare ✍🏻

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We are looking at the bottom of the cakes where the tools were removed.

The Left cake (with the official baking rod) is beautifully baked throughout, with even heat distribution. It has clearly retained its moisture and structural integrity.

The outside texture springs against your fingers with very little crust.

This means less to trim/level before decorating.

In fact, it seems I may not even have to with this tool 🥂

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The Right cake (with the flower nail) is fully baked, yet the heat was less evenly distributed.

The lighter center is where the circle of the nail sat.

The edges are more thoroughly baked with some visible patches & discoloration.

The outside is crisp to the touch with a noticeable crust- this means you will have to trim and level the cake for more textural consistency.

But at the end of the day, it still gets the job done.

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If you’re baking at home, most people chalk it up to: Cake is Cake 🤝 And it’s still probably going to taste wonderful.

Essentially, this experiment was to show y’all how to yield the most structurally sound results so that your labors of love truly reflect that in quality.

((Stay tuned for the decorating results of this cake later this week 🥂🐄))

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below 📚✨🖤

Delving into a new cake project soon, and your  opinion is deeply valued 🌿If you feel inclined, would you share your fav...
03/08/2022

Delving into a new cake project soon, and your opinion is deeply valued 🌿

If you feel inclined, would you share your favorite classical work below?

The moodier, the better.

Art that aligns with Greek mythology, biblical stories, sapphics, etc

Classical gorgeous works that make you feel something.

Popular examples:

In light of Death Doula work and the love of Macabre History, a repost from my personal page:⚜️⚜️⚜️1800s Victorian era F...
02/24/2022

In light of Death Doula work and the love of Macabre History, a repost from my personal page:

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1800s Victorian era Funeral Cookies (the amount of digging it took to find and alter the most authentic recipes was unparalleled).

This particular recipe has few ingredients & is baked at lower temperatures, to ensure the tops stay as white as possible.

It consists of a hard outer crust- as many of these were kept after funerals as memorial token & this protected their structural integrity.

Recipes varied, but often called for some mixture of molasses or treacle, ginger, and caraway seeds. Other varieties were more like shortbread, and still others similar to ladyfingers.

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Typically there would be poems, Bible verses, or other memento mori printed onto white paper- where it was then sealed with black wax.

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There are speculations regarding its origin.
Some museum historians wonder if they have roots in, “sin eating,” a sordid tradition said to have been practiced in Wales and elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

Traditionally, this version of cookie was consumed with a mouthful of spirits- or even dunked into them, usually at the gates of the cemetery upon leaving.

It involved recruiting living people (usually the poor or desperate) to eat and drink over the bodies of the deceased, symbolically consuming their earthly sins so that they could ascend to Heaven.

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These cookies are undoubtedly the product of the Victorian obsession with household management as both art and science.

In the pages of domestic handbooks and etiquette manuals marketed to women, mourning wasn't just a part of life, but a practice that could be (and ought to be) refined and perfected.

(These were a curiosity batch made last October) ed with a mouthful of spirits- or even dunked into them, usually at the gates of the cemetery upon leaving.

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(These were a curiosity batch made last October)

Banana Rum Cake 🥂3 layer Filling: Spiced banana rum pudding & fresh bananas (pictured in comments)
02/23/2022

Banana Rum Cake 🥂

3 layer Filling: Spiced banana rum pudding & fresh bananas (pictured in comments)

Floral Syrup discussion + recipe 🌹(❗️Please read Safety Disclaimer❗️) If I could set aside a monthly stipend for special...
02/22/2022

Floral Syrup discussion + recipe 🌹

(❗️Please read Safety Disclaimer❗️)

If I could set aside a monthly stipend for specialty drinks, I would.

In my early 20s I assumed access to such unique treats were reserved for those who could afford them- driving out of my way to find the one cafe 3 towns over that offered a lavender latte but once a month ☕️

Adding these sweeteners to your specialty drinks (coffee, teas, cocktails) is relatively accessible and provides a very special touch to your own daily ritual & for any visiting guests 🔮

Floral suggestions 💐:

- Rose
-Lavender & vanilla
-Lilac
-Elderflower
-Hibiscus

Herbal suggestions 🌿:

-Lavender & Basil
-Blackberry & Thyme
-Blood orange & rosemary
-Use your favorite tea blend 🍵

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Thankfully, Simple Syrups ring true to their namesake 🎊 🤸🏻

Ingredients:

⚜️1 Cup of Water
⚜️1 Cup of granulated sugar
⚜️1-2 Tablespoons of Edible blooms/herbs of choice

⚜️ Combine water, sugar, and blossoms in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let syrup steep, about 45 minutes.

⚜️ Pour syrup into a sterilized glass jar through a mesh strainer to remove blossoms; let cool.

Nutrition: Per Serving: 97 calories; carbohydrates 25g; sodium 1.1mg

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‼️SAFTEY Disclaimer‼️

Enjoy these natural splendors with knowledge and consideration- especially if you are harvesting from the great outdoors.

Before consuming ANY bloom, consult with medical & plant professionals to ensure it will not interact poorly with allergies & or medications.

NOT EVERY FLOWER/PLANT IS EDIBLE ❗️In fact, sampling some flowers can make you very, very sick.

You also should NEVER use pesticides or other chemicals on any part of any plant that produces blossoms you plan to eat.

⚠️Never harvest flowers growing by the roadside

Identify the flower EXACTLY and eat only edible flowers and edible parts of those flowers.

Always remember to use flowers sparingly in your recipes due to the digestive complications that can occur with a large consumption rate.

⚜️ Your SAFEST bet is to purchase culinary grade edible flowers (dried or fresh) ⚜️

Any questions? Credible online sources to purchase culinary flowers?

Feel free to ask below 🕯

02/08/2022
With morale being as scarce as it comes in times like these, Dessert Donations are now being offered to local organizati...
02/07/2022

With morale being as scarce as it comes in times like these, Dessert Donations are now being offered to local organizations that give back to our community 🌿

You may now:

1.) Select Items off the current Menu

2.) Specify which local Denver organization you’d like to send it to from the list below (or make a suggestion 🖤)

3.) You will receive an image of your selected package & it will be delivered free of charge with a Thank You note for all that they do.

🌿Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood
🌿National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
🌿People’s House (Accessible LGBT services)
🌿Dumb Friend’s League (Non-Profit community based Denver animal shelter & veterinary services)
🌿Denver Children’s Home

If you are interested in contributing to our local Denver community, please send a message to inquire about a care package.

❗️Edit❗️Local Dessert Donations Available

Hello again, Love Birds 🖤🌿
Wishing you all a Happy Lunar New Year 🧧🐉

If you are local to Denver and are interested in placing a pre-order for any of these decadent items, be sure to send a DM to secure your slot by 2/9 CMT.

⚜️ Pick up for items will be on 2/13, with reservation ⚜️

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With morale being as scarce as it comes in times like these, Dessert Donations are now being offered to local organizations that give back to our community 🌿

You may now:

1.) Select Items off the current Menu

2.) Specify which local Denver organization you’d like to send it to from the list below (or make a suggestion 🖤)

3.) You will receive an image of your selected package & it will be delivered free of charge with a Thank You note for all that they do.

🌿Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood
🌿National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
🌿People’s House (Accessible LGBT services)
🌿Dumb Friend’s League (Non-Profit community based Denver animal shelter & veterinary services)
🌿Denver Children’s Home

If you are interested in contributing to our local Denver community, please send a message to inquire about a care package.

Italian Macarons 💐-Strawberry Shortcake -Dark Chocolate & Espresso -Birthday Cake -Early Grey & Lemon
02/07/2022

Italian Macarons 💐

-Strawberry Shortcake
-Dark Chocolate & Espresso
-Birthday Cake
-Early Grey & Lemon

❗️Edit❗️Local Dessert Donations AvailableHello again, Love Birds 🖤🌿  Wishing you all a Happy Lunar New Year 🧧🐉If you are...
02/05/2022

❗️Edit❗️Local Dessert Donations Available

Hello again, Love Birds 🖤🌿
Wishing you all a Happy Lunar New Year 🧧🐉

If you are local to Denver and are interested in placing a pre-order for any of these decadent items, be sure to send a DM to secure your slot by 2/9 CMT.

⚜️ Pick up for items will be on 2/13, with reservation ⚜️

⚜️⚜️⚜️

With morale being as scarce as it comes in times like these, Dessert Donations are now being offered to local organizations that give back to our community 🌿

You may now:

1.) Select Items off the current Menu

2.) Specify which local Denver organization you’d like to send it to from the list below (or make a suggestion 🖤)

3.) You will receive an image of your selected package & it will be delivered free of charge with a Thank You note for all that they do.

🌿Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood
🌿National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
🌿People’s House (Accessible LGBT services)
🌿Dumb Friend’s League (Non-Profit community based Denver animal shelter & veterinary services)
🌿Denver Children’s Home

If you are interested in contributing to our local Denver community, please send a message to inquire about a care package.

‼️Update: Hoping your holidays are gentle and kind to you all 💐Berry & Vanilla custard Vol-au-vents Layers of berries & ...
12/26/2021

‼️Update: Hoping your holidays are gentle and kind to you all 💐

Berry & Vanilla custard Vol-au-vents

Layers of berries & custard, topped with spiced Chantilly cream. 🥂

((Thank you for your patience as messages are returned in the order they were recieved- as Facebook had a security breach for some business pages and many were locked out.

It took quite a few weeks to secure entry back into this page, even with documentation.

I look forward to answering all of your questions 🖤✨✍🏻))

Hope y’all are surviving through your holiday prep this week 🌿 I certainly look forward to sharing something special wit...
11/23/2021

Hope y’all are surviving through your holiday prep this week 🌿 I certainly look forward to sharing something special with my friends & loved ones 🖤

What do you plan on serving at your table for dessert? 🥧 Any nostalgic food traditions?

This year I’ll be focusing on a few tarts, incorporating mulled wine and a reduction to glaze on top.

But first: Almond paste for it’s frangipane (almond custard) filling 💐

Can you believe it’s so easy to make?

In comparison to store bought almond paste, it’s worth the 30 minutes of prep work, and it will last you months ✨

The flavor is genuinely incomparable 🌿

Thank you for your patience while awaiting the next Denver cold front 🦷 Packages of Sweet Teeth go out today and tomorro...
11/12/2021

Thank you for your patience while awaiting the next Denver cold front 🦷 Packages of Sweet Teeth go out today and tomorrow 💐

(Kindly keep an eye on your DMs for tracking codes)

Happy Samhain, pretty doves 🥀With autumnal weather back on track, Sweet Teeth are once again available for shipping.This...
10/27/2021

Happy Samhain, pretty doves 🥀

With autumnal weather back on track, Sweet Teeth are once again available for shipping.

This year, crispy cavities are incorporated for more ~crunch~ 🦷✨

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Specialty Dark & White chocolate Sweet Teeth laden with rose petals:

$25 per tray of 15 Teeth + S&H

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To order: DM or email [email protected]

Provide:

🥀 Quantity

🥀 Dark or White Rose laden chocolate

🥀 Email for invoice

🥀 Name (as you’d like it to be appear on your package) & Mailing Address

You will receive an invoice via PayPal.
Once you’ve completed the invoice your order will be placed 🌿

(Note: If you happen to live in a warmer climate, these poor dear Sweet Teeth may not have the easiest time being shipped to you).

Thank you to everyone who preordered floral & herbal extracts this past month 🥀There will be another batch of florals (R...
10/26/2021

Thank you to everyone who preordered floral & herbal extracts this past month 🥀

There will be another batch of florals (Rose, Lavendar, and Honeysuckle) ready for order come February 2022.

They will be triple steeped for higher concentration & use 🖤

⚜️Virgo 🌙🎀 Magical Girl ✨(🌈Care Bear-core 🧸☁️)Commissioned for a very special Magical Cat Girl.
09/12/2021

⚜️Virgo 🌙
🎀 Magical Girl ✨
(🌈Care Bear-core 🧸☁️)

Commissioned for a very special Magical Cat Girl.

08/27/2021

Don’t you just love breaking pretty things? 💥

Rum Roasted Peach, & Thyme Créme Brûlée 🍑✨💐
08/27/2021

Rum Roasted Peach, & Thyme Créme Brûlée 🍑✨💐

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm

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