The next East Bay Vegan Bakesale is coming!
Just like before, the bakesale will be held in front of Issues (20 Glen Ave at Piedmont in Oakland) on Sunday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and, as usual, will benefit two great causes: Bad Rap for pit bulls, and Girl Army, Oakland’s peer-taught self-defense collective! Please check out both these very worthy organizations, and get ready to show your support for them in the form of chowing down!
Plus there’ll be a prizes, including:
A $50 gift certificate to Millennium Restaurant
A gift certificate to Hella Vegan Eats
A gift certificate and prize packs to ISSUES
A gift certificate to Timeless Coffee Roastery and Bakery
A “Tea Tasting for Two” at Tea Here Now
A $30 gift certificate to University Press Books
A $25 gift certificate to Amoeba Berkeley
A subscription to VegNews and a pack of zines!
VIDEO! quarrygirl presents clara’s cakes! a teenage-run vegan bakery in LA. »
you’re probably already familiar with teenage baking sensation clara polito, who owns and operates her own vegan business in los angeles called clara’s cakes…after all we’ve posted two recipe videos with her in the past. clara went vegan at the age of 12, and frustrated with the animal-free dessert options in her area, she decided to learn how to make her own treats. four years later, she’s got her own bakery with a menu that wows all kinds of eaters. in today’s video, we sat down with clara at her home in LA and learned about her most delicious creations and why she went vegan in the first place.
to learn where you can find clara’s cakes in LA, check out her website, twitter feed, and facebook page. i know that right now, you can find her cupcakes at pizzanista which happens to make the best vegan pizza in town. so go get ‘em.
QG does it again! Laura’s in LA now and if she isn’t following quarrygirl’s exhaustive guides to the vegan shangri-la that is the city of angels, she’s not doing it right. Same goes for anyone else in SoCal.
Come to the mega vegan bake sale for Oakland Veg Week on Saturday! »
Get your butts to Oakland tomorrow for a mega vegan bake sale to celebrate Oakland Veg Week and benefit the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition!
Oakland Veg Week and Factory Farming Awareness Coalition are teaming up to host a vegan bake sale by the Lake Merritt Farmer’s Market in Oakland to share delicious vegan treats, collect Oakland Veg Pledge signatures, and raise funds.
We’ll have tables set up at the corner of Grand Avenue and MacArthur Blvd.
[Photo via Oakland Veg Week]
Hey Sacramento! Spend the first Saturday in April eating baked goods for a good cause at 1,000 Vegan Cupcakes for Charity! Tons of local bakers are participating, and the proceeds benefit Animal Place, A Well Fed World, and St. John’s Shelter for Women and Children. All on a lovely spring day in sunny Sacramento!
Green tea coconut cookies, how beautiful you are. And seasonally appropriate! Look at the matcha-green cookie coming through the white powdered sugar, like daffodil and crocus shoots growing through the last of the winter snow. I bet they’re tasty, too. Excellent work, Vegan Food Addict!
Happy Valentine’s Day from Vegan Yumminess’ lemon strawberry sweetheart cakes! Per Lindsay, this is “a spin-off of the recipe that [she and her husband] used to make [their] own wedding cake.” Does that mean that its psychically linked to a happy marriage, and if you feed it to someone, they’ll totally fall in love with you and propose marriage before the last bite? Probably not, that is insane? But it will most likely engender some especially mushy feelings in whomever it is you serve it to. Even if (especially if?) that person is yourself/your best pals. Anyone you love enough to make cake for is lucky indeed.
Every year, (former) longtime New Orleans resident and vegan superheroine Kittee Berns makes vegan king cakes. This is a photo of her apple cheezecake king cake, from her 2013 King Cake Kindergarten, for new king cake bakers.
Yes, today is Mardi Gras and technically the last day of the king cake season, but does that mean you can’t make a first-day-of-Lent king cake for tomorrow? A welcome-to-spring king cake in March? Of course not. Don’t let the calendar dictate your baking habits (when you’re not using fresh produce, of course).
Check out Kittee’s entire king cake archive (includes gluten-ful and gluten-free recipes!) and celebrate Mardi Gras the way we celebrate all the best holidays: with riotously colored, rich and sugary baked goods.
BABYCAKES NYC: 2013 AND BEYOND
Hello Dear Friends, and Happy 2013! Gonna be a big and important year for us all, so here goes…
Expandin’: Yes, more bakeries in 2013, two to be exact! One in Chicago, already very much in the works, with a special partner, the finer details for which are coming shortly. The other is in California, in a city we’re hesitant to discuss because it’s coming second, but… it rhymes with Tan Bamtrisco.
Unified Los Angeles!: New bakeries in new towns need lots of love. To free up some of our fine management crew and other resources we are unifying our two Los Angeles bakeries: Our Larchmont flagship will now be our sole Los Angeles storefront, with the downtown Los Angeles location closing its doors. In addition to freeing us up to launch other locations, it also enables us to expand a cheaper, faster, same-day delivery service throughout LA county. We are focusing on this positive note as our hearts heal for the 6th Street location that made BabyCakes possible in Los Angeles in the first place. RIP dear friend.
In More Stores!: We’re also growing the list of fine exclusive grocery stores where you will find our fresh baked stuff as well as our cake, brownie, and cookie mixes. Adding to Erewhon and M Café, we are happy to announce that Monsier Marcel has the goods too! Go there and believe! Also you will find us in better coffee shops on both coasts effective immediately.
Ipad App: Do you have it? It’s real good. And getting better, with quarterly updates! Up next: Spring 2013.
In summary, we are working tirelessly so that BabyCakes NYC is available to more people across a much larger map by mid-year. We regret deeply that this requires that our downtown location will no longer exist as you know it. We aim to make this hiccup-free, enjoyable even. If for some reason it is not, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important California announcement! Babycakes is decamping L.A. for San Francisco! Sorry, SoCal, you don’t get everything. That means sometime this year we’ll have the finest, most delectable allergen-free baked goods the country has to offer (that we know of) (so far).
In the meantime, let’s follow the Babycakes tumblr and ogle all the porny dessert pictures. Be still my heart.
UPDATE: BabyCakes is NOT leaving LA, they are just closing ONE of their locations. Sorry for the confusion! But they are opening in Chicago and looks like SF too. Yay!
Get ready, Bay Area: New vegan kid on the block Timeless Coffee is celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 19! The festivities include a build-your-own-dessert extravaganza, with a free drip coffee included with every creation. Look at this menu:
Chick-O-Sticks, you guys. Chick-O-Stick and peanut butter frosting. TWINKIE CAKE.
Get your butts to 4252 Piedmont Ave. in Oakland between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday to party down with Timeless! Welcome them to the neighborhood, your hearts, and most importantly your beautiful stomachs.
[Photos from the Timeless Coffee’s Instagram, which you really should follow]
PIZZA CUPCAKES TURTLE POWER!
People who live in Austin are so lucky, in general, because it has amazing food and the nicest fucking vegans I’ve ever met — including the absolutely lovely dynamo Kristen Davenport of Austin’s Capital City Bakery. According to reliable and lazy sources, Capital City Bakery has some DAMN TASTY sweet treats; it’s almost enough to get me on a plane out there to eat everything.
Oh well, add it to the list of reasons Austin is the greatest and we should all move there immediately as soon as they get a giant air conditioner to cool the city year-round. With global warming, that might be sooner than we think!