Welcome to the home of Vinarterta in Canada!
Vinarterta is the pure love and pioneer spirit of Icelandic North Americans. Since 2012 I have been fulfilling my culinary mission of sharing and shipping Vínarterta Icelandic Cake throughout North America and beyond so that as many people as possible can experience Icelandic Culinary Culture.
The adventure continues with more and more Vínarterta making, sharing, and shipping than ever before through the challenging times of COVID. Imported OMNOM Chocolate and Nordur Salt have been great hits! Our expanded offerings in the past included Imported Icelandic Lamb, experiential ‘There and Back Again 1857-2015 Tour’ travel to Iceland and co-creation of events including Thorrablot for 300 people with the Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario., serving traditional Icelandic food and contemporary interpretations at the Westward Viking Festival at Parks Canada’s L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site in Newfoundland, sharing cake through the excellent leadership of my sons at BizBaz Bizarre Bazaar in Caledon, Ontario, and Iceland Affair in Winchester, Connecticut. Serving Vínarterta to the (now past president) President of Iceland, Óafur Ragnar Grímsson was a particular highlight, however my most touching experience was meeting baker Amanda Glover again and hearing her retell how she cried when she first tasted my ‘terta in 2014, because it tasted so good. The holiday season of 2018 was record breaking in terms of orders placed and shipped, extending well into January.
2021 continues to be a wonderful year because of fabulous customers like you, and will be the best ever! For many special occasions, and ‘just because’ we’re here for you! If you have need for cake, a custom creation, traditional Icelandic food, or have an idea for how I might serve you better, please contact me.
I look forward to making your cake, supplying valuable products, and organizing more opportunities to connect together as culinary and cultural tourists.
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The Vínarterta Size Guide:
Available with Traditional Plum, Cranberry/Rhubarb or Apricot Filling. Buttercream Icing is Standard, Non Iced with a Seasonal Cookie Top is optional. Gluten Free/Dairy Free Available Too!
Amma (Grandmother) Our Beautiful Large Vínarterta for Sharing!
11 lbs. : 5 kg
Recommendations for serving: Cut the 9″x13″ (22.9 cm x 33 cm) cake into 96 pieces. Each piece will be 1 5/8″ x 3/4″ (4.13 cm x 1.9 cm). Allow 1.5 – 3 pieces per person.
Afi (Grandfather) Our Afi is ‘Traditional’ in Size
5.5 lbs : 2.5 kg
Recommended Serving: Cut the 9″x 6 1/2″ (22.9 cm x 16.5 cm) cake into 48 pieces. Each piece will be 1 5/8″ x 3/4″ (4.13 cm x 1.9 cm). Allow 2 – 3 pieces per person
Vinur (Friend) Our Friendly Medium Vínarterta for Sharing!
2.75 lbs. : 1.2 kg
Recommendations for serving: Cut the 3 1/4″ x 9″ (8.25 cm x 22.9 cm) cake into 24 pieces. Each piece will be 1 5/8″ x 3/4″ (4.13 cm x 1.9 cm).
Allow 2 – 3 pieces per person.
Elskan (Dear One) Our Dear Little Small Vínarterta.
1.4 lb or .625 kg
Recommended Serving: Cut the 3 ¼” x 4 ½” (8.25cm x 11.4cm) cake into 12 pieces. Each piece is 1 5/8″ x 3/4″ (1.13 cm x 1.9 cm). Allow 2-3 pieces per person.
As always, I’m sending love your way,