Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World

May 30, 2007

Vegan Cupcake Hand

Filed under: Fashion and Cupcakes — by isachandra @ 1:52 pm

I’ve always thought that tattoos are meant to be regretted, but I don’t think I would regret this one.

From Annie Mess


May 25, 2007

Thar Be Cupcakes Somewhere In Here

Filed under: Cupcake Videos,Cupcakes NYC,Events — by isachandra @ 11:03 pm

Video from the Secret Kitchen event! I posted this on my journal as well, but it wouldn’t embed, so I’m trying here, ’cause embedding makes everything a little more important.

ETA: It still won’t embed! Oh well, here.

Strawberry Soymilk and Life Lessons

Filed under: Non-Cupcake Objects — by isachandra @ 1:33 am

I like the term “accidentally vegan” because it makes me think that once the manufacturers realize their mistake they’ll go ahead and fix it. Sprinkle in some vitamin D3 or maybe a little whey if they’re feeling cheeky.

Brooklyn is home to the ziggurat* of accidental veganism but I’m not going to tell you where it is because I don’t want you gentrifying it and magically turning my one dollar avocados into three dollar ones**. “Accidentally vegan” also tends to mean “loaded with hydrogenated fats and a healthy dose of high fructose corn syrup” but I still can’t help reading the ingredients on all the packaging just because it’s satisfying; croissants, halvah, cookies – all vegan!

Enter strawberry soymilk. This seemed like an okay choice, all natural ingredients and even some of those omega-3s. As a kid I always opted for strawberry milk over chocolate, partly to set myself apart from the masses, partly because pink is prettier and partly because it tasted good, like the leftover milk after eating Fruity Pebbles. So I thought this would bring back fond childhood memories. Instead it just reminded me that I hated my childhood. It’s not that it tasted bad exactly. It was more like that part of my life is over and it’s time to move on. I’m past my strawberry years, even past my coffee years, and well into my chai years, and I’m okay with that. But I wonder if the actual milk were pink would I have felt any different?

*7th grade social studies I have not forgotten you!

**Also, I’m writing something else about the store so I don’t want to dilute my message.

May 21, 2007

A Man and His Cupcakes

Filed under: Baking Porn,Decorating — by isachandra @ 11:48 am

I love hoveringdog’s cupcakes. What’s more, I love that he is a guy and decorates them so beautifully. And it makes me wish that I didn’t think things like, “Oh wow! A guy who bakes cupcakes!” Someday “guy who bakes cupcakes” will be redundant.

PS Ladies, he is available.

Pistachio Rosewater 

German Chocolate

Green Tea

May 19, 2007

The Joy of Vegan Baking

Filed under: Other Cookbooks,Other People's Cupcakes — by isachandra @ 12:16 pm

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau of Compassionate Cooks and the Vegetarian Food For Thought podcast has written a virtual bildungsroman of vegan baking – The Vegan Joy of Baking! I tried a few things last weekend and the coffee cake knocked my socks off, but who needs socks when we have vegan baking? You can try some recipes here and also preorder it on Amazon. It’ll be out in October this year. Congrats, Colleen!

May 15, 2007

Cupcake Activism

Filed under: Activism,Baking Porn,Other People's Cupcakes — by isachandra @ 8:54 am

I remember doing a demo against McDonald’s in the early nineties. We had the bright idea to not just protest but to bring food, too, that way we could offer people an alternative to a Big Mac. Genius, right? If only we had brought actual food that people wanted to eat. Instead it was, and the shame is with me to this day, Fantastic Food Falafel. Yes, falafel from a box. Now look at McDonalds, they’re even bigger, and it’s all our fault.

So it makes me happy to see these cupcakes from Sugar Crash Mobile Bakery’s debut, a benefit for Josh Harper. The revolution will be frosted.

> Sugar Crash myspace

> Sugar Crash Flickr photoset 

May 8, 2007

Vegan Secret Dinner 5/23

Filed under: Events — by isachandra @ 1:22 pm

New York magazine asked me to host this vegan dinner party on May 23rd, and gave me the free range to come up with a creative menu that fit with their theme. I can’t give you all the details but think Asian Bat Mitvah!

We are having our event at a yet to be disclosed location, and if you buy a ticket, you’ll be getting an e-mail from me 24 hours in advance with the location, the menu, and some fun places to hit up before the dinner party. Before this event gets too public, I wanted to give you, my loyal friends, cooking partners, and readers, the chance to buy a ticket! Its $35 bucks, and you get a multi-course meal, open bar, dance floor and the delicious tunes of Man Man!

Buy your tickets today between 3 and 6 to make sure you get a seat!

Here are the details again:

Who: Post Punk Kitchen
What: A dinner party
When: May 23rd, 2007 from 7:30 to 11:00
Where: We’re not telling
Why: Because you want yummy food
How: Go to to buy a ticket for $35

The charitable partmer for this event is NY Cares.

May 7, 2007

Fruit Pleather Decorating

Filed under: Baking Porn,Decorating — by isachandra @ 1:26 pm

Why didn’t I think of that? I guess sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees. Cut out little shapes from fruit leather make adorable cupcake toppers!

From ridiculously cute blushinmuffin. 

May 5, 2007

That’s What I’m Talking About

Filed under: Baking Porn — by isachandra @ 11:20 am

Did I say I was sick of cupcakes? Suddenly I’m feeling better.

From seitti in the vean cupcake pool. 

May 1, 2007

Wanna Taste My Cupcake

Filed under: Cupcakes In Pop Culture,Other People's Cupcakes — by isachandra @ 12:18 pm

I know that sounds perverted, don’t blame me, blame Bingo Hag and their song about vegan cupcakes!

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