Weddings, Birthdays!

This past weekend we were lucky enough to participate in two of our favorite kinds of events: a wedding and a kid’s birthday!

We packed up three kinds of cupcakes for a wedding out in Livermore. I’ve never been before and I had no idea what to expect.

As it turns out, Livermore is effing gorgeous (at least the part that we were in).

We approve!

The drive was magic- we saw the most wild turkeys, cows, miniature goats, horses AND an emu!I will obviously be having my wedding in Livermore.

We managed not to get sidetracked and arrived at the wedding venue. We set up the cupcake tower and chatted with bride, groom, and their family and friends, who were incredibly gracious.

Cupcake tower with chocolate cake with coconut frosting and ganache, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, and lemon with strawberry frosting.

On the drive back got to stop and take in the scenery and wildlife.

Ashley looking at the emu, from a safe distance.

Shortly after this, the emu tried to get out of the fence and we had to make a run for it.

cows!
Us… and cows in the distance. It was pretty windy.

The very next day was the birthday of one of my all-time-favorite-kids! Indigo is the son of my incredibly good friend and possibly the best person ever. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing him grow up from a teeny tiny to a six-year-old little man!

He had a pirate themed party with a cake made by the talented Amanda, and cupcakes from us. I think he knows how lucky he is!

The cake lighting.

Anticipation builds!
The little pirates seemed to enjoy their cupcakes.

It was a great weekend and there is a lot more to look forward to this month. We are getting for the Halloween themed EBVB- see you there!

October EBVB

Here it is, what you’ve all been waiting for: the official announcement and flier for the next East Bay Vegan Bakesale!
As we all know, the EBVB is always outstanding (I mean, right?), but this is no ordinary bakesale. This one is Saturday, October 30th, the day before Halloween– a holiday that already revolves around treats– and will coincide with Piedmont Avenue’s Halloween festivities. Festivities that include a parade and a ton of awesomely adorable families in costumes!
As usual, we’ll be in front of Issues, from 11am to 3pm.

This month’s beneficiaries are Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue, who will be on site with literature (and maybe real live birds?! Oh, we hope so!) and the East Bay Children’s Book Project. As you might expect, the East Bay Children’s Book project is a, uh, project that collects books and distributes them to kids with little or no access to them. So, we’re offering a free bakesale treat to everyone who brings a children’s book to donate! Check out the organization’s website for guidelines on what types of books they’re looking for.

We’re going to have treats from tons of awesome bakers on hand, lots of Halloween themed goodies, and, obviously, lots of fun, so we hope you’ll join us! And wear a costume! Please don’t let the two of us be the only adults dressed up (not that we’re above that, but you know).

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If you’d like to volunteer to help out at the bakesale, or to bring some vegan items to donate, please get in touch! You can email us at ebveganbakesale@gmail.com, and follow us on Twitter too!
P.S. if you want a larger version of this flier to print out and distribute, just let us know and we’ll email you one.