It’s been awhile since we’ve entered a competition, so when we heard about the next month’s cupcake challenge, we figured it was about time to get back in the ring and have a go at kicking some non-vegan ass. I mean, showing the world (or at least the 500 people expected at the event) how delicious cruelty-free treats can be!
What in the world am I talking about? Well, allow me to introduce you to the inaugural SF Cupcake Challenge. Fat Bottom Bakery will be going up against a bevvy of local bakeries on Sunday, March 6th at the Mezzanine in SF to see whose cupcakes reign supreme in the ‘traditional’ and ‘original’ categories. It seems they’re keeping everyone’s flavors a secret until the competition, but I will tell you that we’ll be there with our best-seller for the ‘traditional’ entry, and a cupcake that’s seen battle before and wants vengeance in the ‘original’ category.
As far as I know, we’re the only vegan competitors, and as such I’d like to register our complete confidence in the battle-worthiness of our recipes, and also ask all our fellow vegan treat-eaters out there to send us your moral support! It seems unlikely that you’ll want to actually come to the event unless you’re a well-off cupcake fan who’s ok with dairy and eggs since the tickets are a steep (but probably worth it) $40.
At any rate, wish us luck, and wait for a full report-back after the event! We hope to be victorious, of course, but even if we return to the kitchen without any awards, we’ll be happy to have served over 1,000 of our delicious vegan minis to a lot of folks who may not have tried them otherwise.
There’s a video of the recent competition in LA here, and SF Weekly has a little blurb about the upcoming competition here.
Just a quick note to give y’all a heads up:
The next EBVB is coming Saturday, February 26th! It will be held, as usual, in front of Issues Shop in Oakland, and run from 11am to 3pm.
We’ve already got lots of awesome bakers on board (including Cinnaholic and Local Love!), but we’re always looking for more! You don’t have to be a professional to donate treats, just make something tasty and vegan and we’ll be grateful to have you!
We’re also looking for a few more volunteers to help with setup, break down, and money-taking during the bakesale.
If you’re interested in doing any of these, please email email@example.com.
We’ve got an awesome flier on its way which we’ll be sure to post so you can spread it around later this week– keep an eye out for it!
UPDATE: Here’s the flier, please feel free to share!
And another UPDATE!
This month’s bakesale will be your first opportunity to get a limited edition, totally rad EBVB t-shirt! Check it out (and ignore this less-than-great photo):
Be sure to bring $12 extra!
Hope you all have a great Monday! If you need something to sweeten it up a little bit, why not pick up one of these little darlings at the Valentine’s Day Bakesale at UC Berkeley (12 to 4pm today), or at any of the Berkeley or San Francisco Herbivore locations?
And if you were one of the lucky ones who got a special delivery sent to you today, we hope you enjoy!
It’s that time of year again; whether you love or hate it, Valentine’s Day is upon us! Why not take this opportunity to give your loved ones a very special vegan treat, to show them how much you care?
By loved ones, of course, I mean to be inclusive. It doesn’t have to be your sweetheart you’re giving a sweet V-day present to– you don’t even have to have a sweetheart! Wouldn’t your friends and family (or hey, YOU) love a dozen rich chocolate cupcakes with pink fresh raspberry buttercream and chocolate ganache?
Yeah, you heard right. Our gift to all of you on this loveliest of holidays is our Valentine special. For a limited time– Sunday the 13th and Monday the 14th– you can have a dozen very special chocolate raspberry cupcakes for just $25!
If you’d like to place an order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know by this Friday the 11th so we can make sure to get you on our special order list for the weekend!
(“Artist’s” rendering of the lucky cupcake recipient– super stoked!)
If you’re tempted by this deal but find one or two cupcakes to be more your speed, you can always go by any of the three Herbivore locations in Berkeley and San Francisco on Monday the 14th and buy them individually (after you feast on a delicious meal, of course)!
(This picture is NOT of your very special V-Day cupcakes, but I wanted to use it just so I could say we’re “cooking up some treats” for your big Monday– wah wah)
Tomorrow night at the Stork Club there is a benefit for Mama Buzz Cafe!
Don’t freak out, they are not in danger of shutting their doors or anything! Mama Buzz just needs some help making some necessary repairs.
For a small (and incredibly helpful) donation of only FIVE BUCKS you get a line up of local musicians, a raffle, and food offerings.
So we will see you there?