Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World

July 6, 2007

Sunday July 8th, Get Your Cookie On PDX!

Filed under: Events,Non-Cupcake Objects — by isachandra @ 10:55 am

I love Portland. It feels like a living, breathing John Hughes movie, but without the preppy characters. I’ll be there in a week or two, but unfortunately I’m going to miss the Cookie Contest at the Herbivore Store (read the newspaper blurb – and people say vegans are hostile!) But thanks to Julie Hasson, my maple walnut cookies will be fully represented!

VWAV Maple Walnut Cookies, from serenakrantz

But how will maple cookies go over in Portland? Will they be able to embrace their Vermont brothers and sisters? Will they suffer for their lack of hempseed? Julie and I are not above breaking a few kneecaps to make sure they come out on top, keep that in mind.

June 4, 2007

Chief Cupcakes Inspector

Filed under: Cupcakes NYC,Decorating,Events,Musings — by isachandra @ 1:38 pm

I have lived in NY all my life and it is seemingly impossible yet indeed the reality that I had no idea what the Javits Center really was or where it was or what I was in for. It spans three city blocks and sits right on the West Side Highway, which I’ve surely walked dozens of times, so how could I miss it? I think that sometimes when you hear certain things so often (and “Javits Center” is certainly a phrase that pops up on NPR and infomercials several times a day) you just assume that you know what they are. Same thing with “school vouchers”, or “post structuralism.” I’m clueless, but if there was a lively dinner conversation about them I would just let context be my guide and assume I was an expert.

The Javits Center is the kind of building that strikes me as a wonderful structure to inhabit after the apocalypse. Steel beams, glass ceiling, glass everything actually. Terry, a convention pro, led the way as we roamed its emboothened (I just made that word up! It means “a large space that has booths”) aisles collecting books and comics, mango martinis and aprons. And I will never be for wont of a tote bag again. Thank god for swag.

Anyway, long story short, we signed books, gave out cupcakes and shmoozed. And if anyone ever told me that Clinton’s Chief Weapons Inspector would be helping me decorate cupcakes someday I probably would have thought, “Yes, of course he will.”

Scott Ritter finds cupcakes of mass destruction

Terry and I being foot soldiers

What’s that lurking in the background?

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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.

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 nymag.com/nyxny to buy a ticket for $35

The charitable partmer for this event is NY Cares.

November 29, 2006

Small Press Book Fair Saturday Dec. 2nd 11 AM

Filed under: Events — by isachandra @ 1:25 am

I guess I will have to wake up before noon on a Saturday because I’m a panelist at the Small Press Book Fair. Can you make it? I never thought I’d be a cupcake panelist. It should be fun and, as far as panels go, I would imagine it to be fairly civilized.

HERE’S LOOKIN’ AT YOU, CUPCAKE
What is it About Cupcakes? We�ve loved them since childhood, and now it seems they’re everywhere. Cupcakes: Why do we love them so? There are lines forming outside of bake shops and thousands of cookbooks devoted to these sweet little treats; people even blog about them. Join this panel of cupcake experts as we sing the praises of the cupcake and discuss just why they have remained so popular for so long (did you know that Hostess first started making them in 1919?). Along the way you’ll learn where to find the best cupcakes in the city and pick up a baking tip or two.

November 13, 2006

Night of 300 Cupcakes: Full Report

Filed under: Baking Porn,Events — by isachandra @ 12:39 pm

Thanks to everyone that came out Saturday night! I apologize for calling you stupid for not knowing the answers to my trivia questions. I get testy when people don’t know the full subtleties of Estelle Getty’s body of work and the moons of Mars.

It was so awesome to see everyone and I didn’t get time to talk to everyone I wanted to, which I guess is an indication of a good night.

Here are some photos, my camera battery ended up dying so the part where we wrestled in a vat of frosting didn’t make it to film. Another indicator of a good night.

Isa Frosting

Piping frosting.

Terry palette knife

Poor sick Terry with palette knife action.

Espresso Beans

More photos below!

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November 7, 2006

Cupcakes, Bands and Beers – It’s a Mitvah!

Filed under: Events — by isachandra @ 2:00 pm

It’s time to come to Brooklyn, watch some bands, drink some beers and meet the cupcake of your dreams. Come on, you’ve been in that slump for awhile and the cupcake isn’t going to come to you! You’re not getting any younger, you know.

This is the party we are throwing for you, dear reader. As a thank you for supporting us, drooling with us, inspiring us and laughing at us not with us.

When: Saturday November 11th 9pm
Where: Freddy’s Backroom in beautiful Prospect Heights Brooklyn, holla!
Who: Two really fun and yummy Brooklyn bands, Winning Looks and The Shondes
Why: Because we want to make out with you.

There will be lots of cupcakes, of course, and giveaways! Maybe we can sneak in some dancing.

Shondes

The Shondes, fresh off the boat in Brooklyn’s Fulton Landing, circa 1916.

October 26, 2006

The Cupcake Prayer

Filed under: Events,Musings — by isachandra @ 11:33 am

God, grant me the serenity to bake 6 dozen cupcakes in my shoddy oven whose temperature keeps fluctuating and burning the bottoms. The courage to call my landlord and tell him I need a new oven. And the wisdom to know what he will never get me one because what does he care?

Don’t forget, MooShoes tonight for the VCTOW release party. Free cupcakes and soymilks. If my oven cooperates.

October 24, 2006

Waffles Tonight at NYU

Filed under: Events,Non-Cupcake Objects — by isachandra @ 2:57 pm

As far as non-cupcake objects (nco) go you could do worse than waffles. Come see Terry and I make waffles at NYU tonight and you can even make some yourself.

wafflesinvite.jpg

October 20, 2006

Boston Veg Food Fest AKA: Free Cupcakes!

Filed under: Events — by isachandra @ 1:47 am

Expect mucho cupcako porno nexto weeko because we have events up the wazoo.

On Saturday we’ll be doing a food demo at the Boston Veg Food Fest and afterwards cupcakes for the masses! We’ll have a huge mini cupcake tower. I mean a huge cupcake tower filled with mini cupcakes because “mini cupcake tower” sounds redundant. And we will be handing them out to you, the consumer. Talk about value added savings.

Here’s the info. 

Scroll down until you see our smiling emo faces.

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