Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World

February 6, 2007

Double Chai

Filed under: Baking Porn,Cupcake Tips — by isachandra @ 3:02 am

Chai takes on another meaning in these Chai Cupcakes, with a chai stencil. I always thought the Jewish symbol chai simply meant “life” but the internet told me I’m wrong, as usual. I liked when there was no internet and we could just get by with rumor, speculation and bullshittery. At least there is truth in cupcakes. These are from Akiva in Cali. I like to see people getting creative with the stencil.


Chai stencil


  1. They look really cute, I love your cupcakes!

    Comment by Anna — February 6, 2007 @ 3:24 am |Reply

  2. OK, this is the second sign tonight that I am supposed to make these chai cupcakes! I’m off to the store tomorrow to buy some chai tea! LOL!

    Comment by Melissa West — February 6, 2007 @ 11:20 pm |Reply

  3. Just in time for Tu B’Shavat, or the New Year for the trees. I tried to make pomegranate cupcakes to celebrate fruits for the holiday, but they turned out slightly wierd 😦
    Next time I will stick with your recipes!

    Comment by dlatman — February 7, 2007 @ 2:14 am |Reply

  4. Comment by sullivan — February 7, 2007 @ 12:26 pm |Reply

  5. I just found this website after joyfully finding ppk … the boyfriend has decided to come along on my vegan culinary adventure … but had some sadness today when he had to refuse cookies at work. Who could be sad once they see these pictures though? This is an amazing blog, keep it up!

    Also, I sent the sushicupcake picture to my dad who has 4 sushi restaurants. I told him he should start making those!! YUM.

    Can you please let us know if you have any vegan AND gluten free cupcake recipes? I have celiac disease, so it’s been a long time since I have had a good cupcake, never mind one that is also cruelty free!! THANKS!!!

    Comment by Shy — February 7, 2007 @ 5:13 pm |Reply

  6. the chai, chai cupcakes actually read hai, written w/ the letter hey not yud (in that case, the leftest verticle line would totally connect to the upper horizontal line). this word is actually a commonly-used symbol for God. so the moral=making isa & terry’s vegan cupcakes connects the eater to Holiness–yum!

    Comment by Ingz Latman — February 8, 2007 @ 12:07 am |Reply

  7. i meant hey not chet (tomato, tomahto–it’s bedtime)

    Comment by Ingz Latman — February 8, 2007 @ 12:13 am |Reply

  8. Hai! It’s an artifact of the stenciling. Artistic license.

    Comment by Akiva — February 8, 2007 @ 1:16 am |Reply

  9. it’s awesome b’shert, akiva–bake on! up next: hamentaschen cupcake.

    Comment by Ingz Latman — February 12, 2007 @ 3:50 pm |Reply

  10. Dunno if you know it yet, but you’ve been Boing-Boing’ed. Congrats!
    Love your books, your cooking totally rocks, and Fizzle is adorable.

    Comment by tina — February 13, 2007 @ 11:40 am |Reply

  11. What a great idea.

    Comment by urbanvegan — February 15, 2007 @ 3:32 pm |Reply

  12. Beautiful work on the stencils.
    Damn i’m going to have to bake some cupcakes tonight.

    Comment by B.a.D. — February 16, 2007 @ 10:52 am |Reply

  13. is there a recipe for these or is the chai just symbolic? thanks!

    Comment by fran — February 19, 2007 @ 10:47 pm |Reply

  14. Wow, nice cupcakes and very creative. Makes me hungry!

    Comment by Symptoms of Celiac Disease — May 8, 2007 @ 6:28 pm |Reply

  15. popular free ringtones


    Comment by freeeeringtones — August 18, 2007 @ 3:49 am |Reply

  16. Hi,

    I bought the vegan book, wanna try out lychee cupcakes.
    Can i substiture ground flakeseeds with anything else ? I can’t find groundf lakeseeds in my area.


    Comment by simonne — September 6, 2007 @ 3:18 am |Reply

  17. Try ordering the FLAXseeds from somewhere online. Bob’s Red Mill sells them. Also, when I made these I found it was best to double the amount of lychee and syrup, cut the sugar a bit and only use like 2 Tbsp. coconut milk for the icing, otherwise it is too watery.

    Comment by gattonfratton — September 18, 2007 @ 6:04 pm |Reply

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