Happy Summer! We’ve got lots to tell you about.

Remember how we told you we were going to be on TV last week? Well, it happened, and it wasn’t even that embarrassing– it was actually really fun!
We got to spread the word about tasty vegan baked goods, and hopefully also let folks who have food allergies (and parents of kids with allergies)know that there are great options (like us!) out there to fulfill their need for sweets minus the dairy and eggs. Plus, we got to give treats to the Eye on the Bay crew, including our very gracious and enthusiastic host, Thuy Vu.
I believe our clip will be up on their website, though as of this writing I don’t see it yet. Anyway, check back if you missed it on CBS and wanna watch!

In other exciting news, last night we got to take part in Yelp’s Sunset Showdown event at the Craneway Pavillion, and it was totally crazy! In a good way.
Before arriving to set up, we weren’t exactly sure what we were getting ourselves into. Once there, however, it became clear that we were surrounded. Completely surrounded by dozens of other local food businesses, a giant stage to host the evening’s musical acts, aerial artists, a parkour demonstration (look it up), a tent and photobooth set up by the awesome folks of Girls’ Rock Camp (who were beneficiaries of the event), and… did I miss anything? Let me show you some pictures to help give you some idea what the heck I’m trying to describe.
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The stage

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The tent!

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The view from our table– yes, that’s the parkour group in the background! Also pictured: our red velvet, toasted coconut, and chocolate cupcakes

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During setup– yep, that Pyramid Brewery you see. We were more than taken care of in the beer department, with them and several other local brewers at the event

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…And once the crowds arrived. As you can imagine, the 400 cupcakes we brought were gone pretty damn quickly

We had a great time getting to meet people and sample out our treats to lots of folks, from brand new vegans, to people who thought vegan cupcakes sounded weird until they tasted one and had to come back for seconds (always satisfying!). If you’re a Yelper who’s checking out our blog after checking usout at the event, welcome! It was nice to meet you.
We also had the pleasure of sharing a table with Nature’s Express, and were lucky enough to have a heaping plate of deliciousness from Souley Vegan, as well as running into Jen from Angel Cakes. Overall, a winning Sunday night.

In one final, less exciting piece of news, we will not be selling cupcakes at Art Murmur this Friday. We’ll be back in the swing of things next month, but for now we’re moving (house, not shop) and need some time to unpack. I mean, you know how it is, right?

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‘Til next time!

Watch us on TV this Friday!

Exciting news! Last week we got filmed for a short segment on CBS’ Eye On the Bay in which we got to showcase our cupcakes and cookies! The piece will air this Friday, June 25th at 7pm on CBS in the Bay Area.
We had a great experience being interviewed (though when you watch it you’ll notice they only had one mic, so only one of us got to talk! Ha) and are stoked to see it on the teevee! Please watch, and tell your friends too!

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TWO Bakesales this Saturday!

No matter what side of the Bay you’re on, this Saturday, June 18th we’ve got a very worthy event for you! Oh yeah, and some ice cream sundae-inspired cupcakes to eat, too. We’re sending along a box of ‘em to each of these two bakesales this Saturday, so head out and support some great organizations, all while giving yourself a totally-worth-it tummy ache.

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First up is the latest installment of the San Francisco Vegan Bakesale, which will be in front of Mission Bicycle, at 766 Valencia St. (between 18th and 19th Streets) from noon to 4p.m. They’re raising money for two amazing organizations: The Milo Foundation and San Francisco Bay Vegetarians.

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And for the East Bay folks (oh hey!), head over to Splash Pad Park (across from the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, where the wonderful farmer’s market is on Saturdays) to check out the bakesale benefiting the awesome Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary. This one will be held from 9:30am to 2:30 pm, which actually means you have time to hit up BOTH of these tremendous bakesales! Hey, there’s an idea, why not do that?

Stay tuned this Monday for some exciting news about what you’re doing next Friday at 7pm!

Weekend Success!

Hey all, just wanted to share a few photos with you of our weekend events!

Friday night, we had our event over at the Classic Cars West Gallery, which was a great place to take shelter from the drizzly rain and check out some amazing lady-made art (oh yeah, and cupcakes).

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Look what an awesome gallery space this is– complete with some of the actual classic cars that fill the building on any given day.

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Thanks to Lulu and the Classic Cars West Gallery for this hardly-even-awkward photo of me and our little setup! She got to us before the crowds flooded in, so you can actually see the table.

Next up, let’s revisit our trip to the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society Saturday morning for their weekend adoptathon event!
When we got there, they were setting up decorations for an awesome party atmosphere.

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Every animal adopted went home with a free mystery gift…
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And their person went home with a cupcake!
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After we set up the cupcake table, we got to go inside and meet the cats who were up for adoption, including this little kitten pile.
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It was almost impossible to leave there without scooping at least one of them up (I was beyond charmed by a big adult cat named Laredo, who was the sweetest and most beautiful), but we’ve got little animal friends of our own at home already, so we left them to meet their perfect match at the adoptathon. And I’m sure they did!

So that was our weekend. We’ll keep you updated when we find out from the Humane Society how (wildly successful) their weekend turned out in the end!