I know I shouldn’t write something so gross on a cupcake blog, but Magnolia Bakery bothers me. First of all, they use eggs and butter. It’s as if they don’t even realize that the vegan revolution is upon us. Second of all, I had a cupcake of theirs in my pregan days and it was dry. Not quite biscuit dry, but definitely dry. Third, it just annoys me in the way that designer jeans annoy me. Wait, do designer jeans still exist or is that strictly 80s? Whatever.
But they’ve been shut down by the health department, and although the owner is trying to focus the attention on the missing sink, read a little further and see that some mice are missing their droppings.
Sometimes I think people stand in line for them just to be standing in a line. This isn’t communist Russia. There are cupcakes everywhere, go celebrate your freedom. Preferably at Babycakes or ‘snice.
Babycakes cuppers, image stolen from cupcakeplanet at flickr.
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!
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
I know that sounds perverted, don’t blame me, blame Bingo Hag and their song about vegan cupcakes!
I haven’t been able to post because my laptop is in repairs. I swear I didn’t spill anything on it! But my password was on there and, oh, it’s a long story. I will just make with the cupcakes.
Low-fat rosewater cardamom, from blushinmuffin
I’m not sure what the hearts are made out of. My money is on marzipan. From way opening
Crimson velveteen, from littlepretty
I didn’t make cupcakes, I made galettes. But I wrote about those on my other blog. I’m torn between two blogs!
If you are an idiot like me (and you are) maybe this will make you laugh reluctantly and then hate yourself for it.
This would probably be mine.
Here are some really great Halloween cupcake decorating instructions, a zombie zoo!
Marzipan is a delicious and vegan way to dress up cupcakes, and it goes well with either chocolate or vanilla.
Another vegan cupcake blog, but just for cupcakes from VCTOW. So we’re not too worried.
This is the Elvis.