How to get more Gummy Bears in your life

with Vegan Bears

Who doesn’t love gummy bears? Those cute colourful little bears can put a smile on anyone’s face! It’s really no surprise that gummy bears are one of the world’s most popular candies. We are so excited to have another delicious vegan candy to offer. We now have our Vegan Bears available to order.

Our Vegan Bears use Pectin instead of Gelatin to give our Vegan Bears their chewy texture. Pectin is a water-soluble fibre located in the cellular walls of fruit. Apples, grapes, cherries and citrus fruits like lemons and grapefruit have a high concentration of pectin. This makes it perfect for a plant-based snack. Here at Westpoint, we believe that all natural ingredients and colours are the way to go! Our Vegan Bears are made with natural colouring like Turmeric and Paprika.

Fun ways to use Vegan Bears at home

  • Mix together Vegan Bears, Popcorn and chocolate chips for a sweet and salty movie-night snack
  • Freeze Vegan Bears in your favourite fruit juice to make refreshing popsicles.
  • Use our Vegan Bears to decorate cakes, cookies and cupcakes for a fun surprise!
  • Melt Chocolate Chips and top with our Vegan Bears. Allow chocolate to firm up before breaking into pieces for a fun chocolate bark snack.
  • Reward with Vegan Bears. If you’re having a hard time getting through a recipe or tasks in the kitchen, put a gummy next to each task. A fun way to get through the list with your kids.

We love this recipe for Piñata cake because it uses different ingredients and many different measurements. Baking is actually a lot about science, so you could take the opportunity to talk to your kids about science and what happens when baking like the heating process, the different chemical reactions, and why it’s so important to measure correctly.

One of the best possible outcomes of cooking and baking with kids is to increase their food tastes and preferences. If your kids cook or bake the food they are definitely more likely to try it and be interested in trying it, especially when it is covered in gummy bears!

Connect With Us!

We would love to hear what your favourite family recipes and baking traditions are! Share your tips with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram and we will try and feature them in our next blog post!

(P.S. – the recipe is inspired from the Vegan Food and Living Blog)

In this Post

How to get more Gummy Bears in your life

Vegan Bears

Vegan Bear Piñata Cake

with Vegan Bears

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Westpoint Ingredients

  • 250g Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
  • 200g Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 40g Organic Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Flax Seed
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder - Corn and Wheat Free
  • 0.50 tsp Baking Soda
  • A pinch of Fine Sea Salt
  • 55g Vegan Chocolate Chips
  • 0.50 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 0.50 tsp Blue Matcha Powder
  • 0.50 tsp Beet Powder
  • Filling - Vegan Bears

Other Ingredients

  • 375 ml plant-based milk
  • 125 ml sunflower oil
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 300 g vegan butter
  • 300 g icing (confectioner’s) sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method

1) The following steps are for the chocolate cake, which we recommend to make the day before serving. Preheat the oven to 160°C/Gas Mark 3. Grease or line two 15cm (6in) cake tins.
2) Add all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa, flax/chia and raising agents) to a large mixing bowl. Mix until there are no more lumps. Add all the wet ingredients and mix until smooth and combined.
3) Divide the batter evenly between your two cake tins.
4) Bake the cakes for 40-50 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
5) Allow the cakes to cool in the tins, then remove them, place in airtight containers and chill in the fridge overnight.
6) The following steps are for the icing, which we recommend to make the day of serving. Add the butter to a large mixing bowl or stand mixer and beat until pale. Add the icing sugar and vanilla. Beat on low until combined. Increase the speed, then beat until light and fluffy.
7) Divide the icing between four bowls. Gradually add the coloured powders to three bowls and mix until the icings are your desired colours.
8) Scoop the plain frosting into a piping bag with a round tip. Scoop the coloured frostings into piping bags with star tips. Chill in the fridge until needed.
9) The following steps are to assemble the final cake on the day of serving. Use a serrated knife to cut the domes off each cake. Cut each cake into two layers. You will now have four layers of cake.
10) Use a cookie cutter (about 7cm (3in) wide) to cut a circle in the middle of two cake layers.
11) Place a whole cake layer on a serving plate. Pipe a thin layer of icing on top and smooth. Top with a cut cake layer. Pipe a thin layer of icing on top and smooth. Top with another cut cake layer. Pipe a thin layer of icing on top and smooth. Spread some icing inside the hole.
12) Generously fill the hole with sweets of choice. Top with the remaining whole cake layer. Thinly spread the remaining icing on the top and side of the cake
13) Decorate the rest of the cake with the coloured icing as desired.
14) Let the cake rest and serve within a few hours.
Read More

You Can Have Your Cupcake And Eat It Too

April 5, 2022
Read More

How to make the most delicious Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

March 16, 2022
Read More

How to get more Gummy Bears in your life

March 3, 2022
Read More

Kelp Farming and Sustainability

November 17, 2021