Holiday Schedule + FUDGE!

Just a reminder, we’ll be out of the kitchen (and out of town, actually) from this Wednesday until early next week, so no special orders during that time. The usual suspects will be stocked up with Fat Bottom treats through the middle of this week though, so go get some to tide you over until we’re back Tuesday the 28th!

Also in the interest of tiding you over, I thought I’d share my super-rich vegan fudge recipe (which will be one of the recipes in my upcoming cookbook!). We don’t post a lot of recipes here on the blog, and this is actually not something that FBB sells (though we could start– what do you think?), but it is what I’m making to give to some of my family members and friends for the holidays. Because, who doesn’t love fudge? Also, it’s legit and I guarantee you won’t have one recipient tell you it tastes “vegan”.
So here you go:
Chocolate Walnut Fudge

½ C vegan chocolate chips

6 Tb margarine (like Earth Balance)

3 C powdered sugar

½ C cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla

½ C soymilk

1 C chopped walnuts (optional, but unless you’re allergic you probably want them!)

Grease a 5” x 9” pan with margarine or oil.

In a sauce pan, melt the margarine over low-medium heat and stir in the soymilk. Slowly mix the chocolate chips (a little at a time!), stirring constantly until melted. Stir in all other ingredients except the walnuts, and mix until thoroughly combined and smooth. Remove from heat and quickly mix in the walnuts, then pour into your greased pan. Smooth into an even layer of fudgey deliciousness.

Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour to solidify, but preferably several hours or overnight. Cut into modestly-sized squares (it’s rich!) and serve.

Now go enjoy some fudge and a glass of sparkling cider/champagne/kombucha (I don’t know! However you roll) and we’ll see you in the new year!
Or maybe next week. We’ll see if we’re not too drained after our extremely taxing once-in-a-lifetime vacation (ha-ha) to write one last 2k10 blog post. Either way, have fun and be safe ’til then! Cheers!
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P.S. I am sorry for being the type of nerd who would put this picture at the end of a “holiday” post, but hey, what are you gonna do. You can blame me and not Carolynn for this. Anyway, it tied the champagne/sparkling cider reference right in, don’t you think?

The Latest Installment in the Continuing Saga of "What We’ve Been Up To"

You know what we’ve been up to wholesale-wise, and hopefully some of you have been enjoying our treats at your local cafe, grocery, or restaurant! But we haven’t forgotten our special order roots, and thankfully lots of other folks haven’t either– as evidenced by some really fun orders we’ve had lately!

We love working with individuals, and we’re happy to work with you to supply sweet treats for all kinds of special occasions, from your sweetheart’s birthday:

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To your sweetheart’s birthday:

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That’s right, both of these were birthday gifts ordered by people for their partners in the last week. As you can see (as if you didn’t already know), Fat Bottom Bakery accommodates a wide range of tastes!
I was especially delighted to work on the hammer and sickle designs, which you may or may not be able to tell are actually on top of rainbow cupcakes! Glorious!
I borrowed that first picture from our Yelp page, where the cupcake recipient posted it herself (thanks, AC! We’re always happy to hear your feedback).

We’re looking forward to a bunch more orders coming up in the near future, in addition to our regular wholesale schedule, so we’re definitely keeping busy. Not too busy for you, though! If you’ve got an event or special occasion coming up, please feel free to get in touch by phone or email and let’s talk about it!
Keep in mind we’ll be out of the kitchen and not taking orders from next Wednesday the 22nd through Monday the 26th– vegan bakers need a winter break too!

In other news, the San Francisco Vegan Bakesale is back, and it’s coming to SpeeSees on Valencia St. this Saturday!
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We actually won’t be able to make it this time, but you should definitely go check it out, as there will be tons and tons of other wonderful bakers and you know how these things are. The Bay Area’s vegan bakesales are the best! Always delicious, and always for a great cause.

On that note, allow me to say stay-tuned for news on the next East Bay Vegan Bakesale, coming sometime in January to ring in a new year of sweet, animal-friendly confections.

Until next time!

Fat Bottom Bakery takes over the world! I mean Bay Area stores.

As November draws to a close and the end of the year approaches (is it possible? Already?), we wanted to give you a little update on how we’ve been spending our Autumn days. And how we’ve been spending our Autumn days is in our cold, cold kitchen baking up treats for you to buy at a whole bunch of amazing places around the bay.

We told you about some of them a couple weeks ago, but wait, there’s more!

Herbivore in Berkeley now has Fat Bottom cupcakes to accompany whatever other deliciousness you may order there. Breakfast burrito and a cupcake? Sure! Grilled “Chicken” Sandwich and a cupcake? That would be my choice for lunch. Cocktail? Smoothie? Cupcake? It’s true, now all this can be yours. Head over to Herbivore and let them know you’re stoked!
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And now, with the biggest selection of FBB goods in the bay, Mama Buzz in Oakland is serving up fruit bars, cookies, AND cupcakes! Every day! Enjoy them with a soy latte, a big beer, a cigarette out back in their patio– we won’t judge! Bring your schoolwork, reading, friends, or your dog. Did I mention Mama Buzz is an all-vegetarian cafe? Rad.

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Of course you can also still pick up your choice of treats with your coffee at Rooz in Oakland, or with your groceries at Other Avenues in SF, too.

And, this Friday, we’ll be at Oakland’s Art Murmur once again with our specialty red velvet cupcakes, and a surprise seasonal flavor. Look for two ladies in dresses and, well, this guy:
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If you’ve been to either of the past couple First Fridays, you may have seen (or, more likely, heard) our friend Ryan with us slinging cupcakes. When you think of Fat Bottom Bakery, do you tend to think of ballpark-peanut-vendor style sales tactics (ie. yelling)? If not, you clearly need more Art Murmur in your life. And more Ryan Parks. See you all there?