Two awesome events this weekend!

I know we’ve mentioned this one before, but it cannot be overstated how much you need and want to come to the SF Vegan Bakesale this Saturday. I mean, remember how great the last one was? Also, don’t you want to give your money to the bunnies. And stuff your face with delicious treats in the process?


But wait, one more thing! Fat Bottom Bakery has a special announcement to make at the Bakesale, and you have to be there to be the first to know! We promise, you’ll be stoked about what we’ve got up our sleeves. Curious yet?

Anyway, now that you’re convinced about that one, let’s back up a minute (ok, a day). This Friday, December 4th, Oakland’s own radical publisher AK Press is having its annual holiday sale from 4-10pm. Everything in the warehouse will be 25% off, and there will be hundreds of books and t-shirts available for $1-$5. How could you go wrong? Get all your holiday shopping done in one fell swoop. Or just pick yourself one or two or ten of the awesome vegan cookbooks AK sells.


Ok, so sounds pretty good, right? But what does it have to do with Fat Bottom? Well for one, I, Ashley, have been a collective member at AK Press for a couple years now, so I’ll be there working this bad boy all night. And, perhaps more exciting, we’re going to bake up a little something delicious serve as a part of the FREE refreshments provided by AK! That’s right, in addition to the free beer, soda, chips and who-knows-what-else, there will be free Fat Bottom baked goods!

So, see you this weekend, yeah?


FBB has a lunch date with VegNews magazine!

Yesterday Ashley and I were lucky enough to join the lovely staff of VegNews for lunch! If you don’t know, VegNews is a rad magazine all about the veg lifestyle. It has articles about news, travel, recipes, and just about anything else you would want to read about.

For lunch we whipped up our award winning mac and cheese. And, of course, we brought some dessert! We brought an assortment of cupcakes including our coconut cupcakes, red velvet, and carrot cupcakes with “cream cheese” frosting.
This is our coconut cupcake!

Here’s a red velvet decorated with pink dinosaurs for Laura of Vegansaurus!

And a carrot cupcake with crystallized ginger on top.

We took our goods across the bay to the VegNews office in San Francisco. It was a surprisingly lovely day and as we arrived at the offices we saw tables set up to dine outside in the sunshine!

We were greeted by the VegNews staffers who were (as we expected) super fun, welcoming, and generally awesome. Ashley and I got a tour of where the VN magic happens and got ready to eat some lunch.

Our mac and cheese was paired with a great salad made by the VN staff and some delicious brussels sprouts made by the delightful Laura!

After we ate our fill we managed to find some more room for cupcakes too.

Here we are!

So lets recap: We got to spend our day eating delicious vegan food out in the sun with amazing people. Yup, that sounds about right.

Looking ahead, remember to come to the SF Vegan Bakesale Saturday, December 5!

This event is ridiculously fun! If you need a reminder of how awesome the last one was, check this out. There will be an assortment of mind blowing desserts prepared by all kinds of genius bakers around the bay area and all the money is going to some great causes : the Food Empowerment Project and SaveABunny!

Also stay tuned, as Ashley and I are working on a really exciting project that we are going to unveil in the next couple of weeks. I can’t say too much now except, get ready to get stoked East Bay vegans!

What I did on my summer vacation. Wait. What?

Whoa, sorry it’s been awhile! We’ve been super busy with all kinds of things, bakery-related and not. Allow me to present a couple of them for your appreciation:

First of all, we celebrated Halloween a couple weeks ago with some chocolate spider web cupcakes (baked on Halloween morning listening to the Mistfits!) and a Fat Bottom inspired pumpkin:


…dressed as two eras of Dolly Parton:

As you can see, Carolynn is sweet country Dolly and I’m all-made-up glam Dolly. We marched through town with the Brass Liberation Orchestra and even won (ok, third place in) a costume contest!
(Jose was a bat playing a drum!)

Shortly after recovering from Halloween and a suspiciously swine-flu-like illness, I was off to Southern California for my brother’s wedding. No, we didn’t bake the cake for the reception (in fact, there wasn’t one!), but spending some time in Santa Barbara where the ceremony was held allowed me to check out the city’s cupcakery, Crush Cakes.

Crush Cakes is by no means a vegan bakery, but lucky for me and the vegans of lovely SB, they do have one rotating vegan flavor every day.
The day I went it was Strawberry:
(Yes, it was a lot of frosting!)

I was hoping to talk to the owner, as she’s a fellow baker, blogger, and lady business owner, but she didn’t seem to be around that day. Oh well! I devoured that thing and was out of there for one more day with my family and a short flight back to Oakland.

So that’s where things stand now. I mean other than the fact that we’re preparing for a couple of mind-blowingly awesome appearances in the next month, but I’ll save that for another post. Stay tuned!