These are the cutest! Vegan Easter basket cupcakes! And they’re gluten-free too, gf friends. These are from Made Just Right. I want you to make them for me! Jeez, I’m getting into the Easter spirit! I don’t even do anything on Easter. What do people our age without kids do on Easter? Like, if you don’t see your fam?
Vegan cupcake ATM, what the what?
Kathy (Lunchbox Bunch, Finding Vegan, your entire internet) at Babble did the research and, yes, the red velvet cupcake at the Sprinkles 24-hour cupcake ATM in Beverly Hills is 100 percent vegan and 100 percent delicious. Leading us to ask for the billionth time, Why does L.A. get all the good stuff? Come ON, Bay Area, spoil us! You know we’ll actually digest those cupcakes, no “eating with all the senses except taste” or “chewing and spitting” nonsense, we’re not actors, no one needs to think we’re pretty. GIVE US CUPCAKES AT 2 IN THE MORNING.
[image by Kathy Freston for Babble]
Celebrate spring break with margarita cupcakes from The Sweetest Vegan! Look at that apron, too cute.
I totally forgot about spring break. Man, those were the days! Actually, I never got too crazy. Maybe I should have. It’s not too late! OMG what if we plan a Vegansaurus class trip to Cancun and get vegan buck wild! We’ll charter a bus! And serve margarita cupcakes! AND LOTS AND LOTS OF BOOZE. It’s a plan. Get on the bus!
All-vegan Cupcake Wars episode this Sunday! »
This Sunday, March 4, there’s an ALL VEGAN episode of Cupcake Wars!
They say, “In the first ever Cupcake Wars all-vegan showdown, four vegan bakers fight to have their cupcakes at the opening day celebration for the inaugural Los Angeles Green Festival.”
Woo! So exciting! Now give vegans a regular cooking show! Preferably starring Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Chloe Coscarelli living in a tree house together with a bear and a squirrel. Also, they’re always having a tea party and I’m in the background eating all the food and waving at my mom. PLENTY MORE IDEAS WHERE THAT CAME FROM. Call me!
[Perhaps someone will make Sarah’s Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes and take home the gold? People with cable will find out this Sunday!]
Vegan Gingerbread Cupcakes from C&C Cakery in Vancouver! Plus, recipe! Yes! Ugh, I wish I had five right now that I could stuff down my maw and be the happier and fatter for it. GOD BLESS HOLIDAY BINGING AND TO ALL A GOOD BINGE!
Veganville baked goods on the cheap for Vegansaurus readers! Whoopie pies shipped to your face! »
So, what’s the deal with Black Friday? Do we still boycott buying things? Or do we only boycott buying from big business? I’m so out of the loop! I do know I’ll be buying a Caltrain ticket back to to the city so I can work Friday morning (lucky me!) and then a $2 bottle of wine from Whole Foods to drown my sorrows because I’m broke, single and no one loves me. Just kidding! My cat will be so stoked to see me home after a night spent at Grandma’s house!
If you aren’t broke as a motherfucking joke and can buy many glorious items for sale today, please—let me lead the way.
Gigi is a vegan baker, located in the East Bay, who’s items you can find pretty much everywhere, including:
Philz Coffee in Berkeley
Tay Tah Cafe Albany
Catahoula Cafe Richmond
Thornhill Coffee House in Montclair
Detour Cafe in Berkeley
And soon, Never Felt Better in Sacramento!
Her products sell under the name Veganville and are also available on Etsy! She is offering a 35 percent discount on everything in her etsy store, starting Thanksgiving midnight through Cyber Monday at midnight. Type in the code BigV35. Anything at her store (except for gift certificates, but let’s be serious here)! We are going in for the cupcakes (or whoopie pies! Or brownies! Whatever you fancy, there is so much to choose from!)
[Vegan HoHo cupcakes. Yes please and thank you.]
Welcome to the cutest recipe video in the world! This is little Petey Rojas from Inhabitat making vegan pumpkin cupcakes. I think the video speaks for itself but holy cannoli! Talk about cute overload! Can we all have adorable children and make them make vegan cupcake videos? We could take over the world! Because cuteness makes the world go ‘round.
Denver Avocado Takedown report: Vegans rule! »
I’ll tell this story mainly in photos.
I spent the whole weekend cooking. 250 cupcakes. Notice the *free* case of Avocados from Mexico (TM) in the background. This is the pile I started with.
Thanks, Kitchen Robot, for pureeing the green stuff so well!
Oh hell yeah. Mini avocado-lime cupcakes, based on a recipe from Big Vegan (review here), and decorated to adorable perfection (thanks YouTube!). I made my own colored sugar. It’s dead easy: Mix sugar with food coloring in a bowl; use a spoon. DONE!
If there was a prize for presentation, we woulda won. That’s my husband Danny in his new Vegansaurus shirt. Note the awesome sign he colored for us. Note the lights and cupcake tree. Yup. Also note that the Vegan Van was next to me. Love it! There was a vegan to my left as well! And so many more! Somehow we took over!
This is a plate of only the vegan food on hand. Out of 23 entries, 13 had vegan options. HOLY SHIT WE OUTNUMBERED THEM! One chick with non-vegan cupcakes was totally apologizing to me.
That’s me near the center with the Vegansaurus shirt peeking from my apron, waiting to hear about first place. Eek!
In the end, the judges gave third place to a vegan dish, and the people gave vegans both first and third places. WE WIN!
I got to go home with a zillion leftover cupcakes, an avocado apron, totebag, and peeler, and an awesome good time. Dudes, it was a glimpse of the future: WE OUTNUMBERED THEM! VEGAN WAS NORMAL!
Some recipes will be online soon; I’ll update with a link.
There’s going to be a vegan cupcake and cupcake-themed art party in LA! »
Cupcakes and art happen to be two of my favorite things (along with elephants, Netflix, and Fla-vor-ice) so I’m so jealous of you L.A. folks! Urban Food Crawl, a vegan food tour company, is hosting Cupcakes + Art: a vegan cupcake competition and cupcake-themed art show! Deets from Urban Food Crawl:
Cupcakes & Art
Sunday, Nov. 6, 3 p.m. at Hold Up Art, 358 E. 2nd St. Los Angeles
The $35 ticket includes entrance to the event, where you’ll be tasting and judging cupcakes from 10 local bakers. Proceeds from the art sales will go to the winning baker’s charity of choice! Stay tuned to our blog for more info on the participating bakers. There are a limited number of tickets available!
Oy, I’m so jealous! You can see the list of bakers and artists on their event page—it includes BabyCakes LA! So. Jealous. Is anyone going? I want a full report! Also, we are sending someone so you’ll get a full report, too. We can give full reports to each other. Good times! Also, they’ll be lots more Urban Food Crawls, so stay tuned to their site to eat so much more. Yay LA!