Yes, it’s true: we’ll be in San Francisco doing events two days in a row next month. And you better believe this is the caliber of event that will tempt us across the bay.
First up, on Saturday October 17th, the second incarnation of the SF Vegan Bake Sale. We seriously could not be more excited to participate with all these rad local folks. I mean, look at the lineup on the flier and say you won’t be in attendance. Eh? That’s what I thought.
And anyway, it’s for the kitties!!
(Designed by Megan of Say It’s Not Soy)
And then, as if that weren’t enough for one weekend, we’ll be competing in this:
Remember that mac and cheese thing we won an award for? Well, this is the cupcake version of it. Just think about that for a second.
Also, Carolynn and I will be competing against each other, rather than teaming up. It’s not only hilarious and sort of awkward, but it doubles our chances of winning something! Right? Or, I don’t know.
Anyway, mark your calendars and prepare yourselves for numerous updates and competitive cattiness in the following weeks.
Winding down from our plethora of events last month has given us some time to (finally) get back to the basics a little bit. And if there’s one thing I’d consider a ‘basic’ of my personal baking career, it’s this banana nut bread.
My immediate family is not filled with cooks, and it’s certainly not filled with vegans, but despite all that, I managed to inherit from them this recipe. It was good when my parents made it, and, with just a little tweaking–in the form of ousting the dairy and eggs–it’s gotten even better. I think it just may be the perfect banana bread recipe. Super moist, with a great mellow banana flavor and full of crunchy walnuts. Just look at it up there!
It’s not available for purchase just yet, but soon enough we’ll be offering a selection of breads and cakes for special order, to compliment our cupcakes and cookies. Keep an eye out!
And, while I’ve got your attention, allow me to remind you of your next opportunity to get your hands on some FBB baked goods. You know it already, right? It’s the Mount Eerie show at 21 Grand in Oakland, this Saturday, the 19th. We’ll be there with a variety of delicious little items available for your purchase and consumption, including chocolate vanilla swirl cupcakes and mint-chocolate minis.
Don’t miss out!
So, we’ve talked a lot about our conquering of various festivals and competitions over the last few weeks, but now it’s time for us to look ahead, over our gingham table cloth and variously-sized cupcake stands, and stare destiny in the face. And to us, right now, destiny looks like this:
That’s right, destiny is a Mount Eerie show at 21 Grand. (What did you expect?)
Come out September 19th (it’s a Saturday!) at 8:30 and watch some great bands, say hi to us, eat some baked deliciousness, etc.
If you’re not convinced you should come, let us offer you some incentive in the form of our Yelp reviews:
“I just tried my first Fat Bottom Bakery cupcake at Eat Real fest in Oakland this weekend. SO DELICIOUS…The best part was that AFTER I ate it & raved about it for about 10 minutes I found out they were vegan! How the hell they’re able to make such delicious products without any dairy products is beyond me, but it’s so awesome that they do!” (thanks Jenna H!)
“I would highly recommend going to all the events Fat Bottom Bakery is selling at and BUYING EVERYTHING.”
(Also, if you’ve tried some of our stuff and liked it, please feel free to leave us a review! By which I mean, we would be effing thrilled if you left us a review!)
And one more thing (the last thing, I promise!) before we can move on from our past… I just have to share a few photos from Eat Real because it was so awesome.
(we got fancy for y’all)
(the kids were totally stoked)
(this guy seriously ate the whole thing in one bite)