Cupcake Challenge + Fatshion Clothing Swap!

I know we’ve gone a little while without a blog post here, but we’ve been super crazy busy with recent events and new orders, so apologies!
But now, we wanted to report back on the Cupcake Challenge we undertook a couple weekends ago! I’ll spoil the ending by saying that, sadly, we did not win.
However! It was a pretty fun event, packed with tons of people and cupcakes, and we got to connect with a lot of nice folks with sweet tooths (teeth?). Our creamsicle mini cupcake got an especially large number of compliments, and it was fun to be able to interact with a lot of people who didn’t have a lot of prior experience with vegan treats!
A few of our pictures are below, and some good ones (by a professional photographer and everything) are up here at Sf Station.

Our friend Debbie was an amazing helper all weekend!

Big tower of creamsicles

Check out our new chalk board sign!

Look at this crazy ballot/menu! Unfortunately we didn’t get to try any others, since they weren’t vegan…

…however, Debbie did! So we were able to get the lowdown on some of them from her.

In exciting-future-events news, FBB will be providing the treats for the Fatshion: Turn to the Left clothing swap in San Francisco Sunday, April 10th!
This is basically just what it sounds like, except even cooler. It’s a clothing swap for plus-sized ladies to get their fashion on in an environment full of rad clothes that will actually fit! And as a bonus, any leftover clothing that doesn’t get picked up at the swap will be donated to Out of the Closet after the event. Oh yeah, and there’s only a small suggested donation ($2-$6) to participate, and the cupcakes will be free! The event is co-organized by our friend Laura of everyone’s favorite Vegansaurus, so you know it’s gonna rule. Tell your fabulous size 12+ friends to come out, eat some cupcakes, and update their wardrobes with us!

Oh, and one more event-related announcement: unfortunately we will not be tabling at the Farm Fresh Friday farmer’s market as we announced in the last blog post. The organizers had to change the time of the market, and it just wasn’t possible to fit into our weekly schedule. Here’s hoping we’ll get a chance to see you all at many other markets in the near future!

That’s all for now, but we’re working out details for the next East Bay Vegan Bakesale, so stay tuned!


So Many Events!

First, as you may have heard, we’re fresh from another successful East Bay Vegan Bakesale last weekend, where we were able to raise close to $1100 for Home at Last and Lyon-Martin Health Services! Thank you again to all who participated! We had a truly great collection of volunteers and donors this time round, and the bakesale was a blast.


But despite this awesome success, we’ve got no time to rest on our laurels. This weekend has a bunch more in store for us as makers and you all as eaters of sweet treats! Let’s go in chronological order because, why not.

First, Fat Bottom Bakery will be tabling at our first farmer’s market starting tomorrow, and continuing every Friday for the next several months! We’re participating in Urban Classic Events’ Farm Fresh Friday program, bringing local, sustainable fruits, vegetables and other foods to a variety of school campuses around the Bay Area!

You’ll find us at Escuela Bilingue Internacional School, 410 Alcatraz Avenue in Oakland, from 2:30 to 6:30pm (that’s right, it’s on the campus of a bilingual school– pretty cool!). There will also be a bunch of other great vendors selling fresh produce, specialty items and artisan goods, so it’s pretty much going to be awesome. Please come out and support us and this great new farmer’s market series– we look forward to seeing you there!

(In case you’re wondering, this does mean that unfortunately we’ll be skipping out on Oakland’s Art Murmur this month. But! We plan on starting back up the first Friday in April, so you’ll have two places to find us that day!)

Next we have two events on Sunday! As you already know, we are preparing to kick ass at the SF Cupcake Challenge at the Mezzanine in San Francisco, from 1pm on.

Meanwhile across town in front of Mission Bicycle Company, some friends of ours will be holding the Cupcakes for Choice Bakesale to raise awareness about and funds for Planned Parenthood and the much needed services they provide! We’re donating some treats, as are tons of other wonderful bakers, and I believe they’re still looking for even more! If you’re interested in baking or helping out, please email Robin at rdoolin09 at gmail dot com.


And! In other, non-weekend-specific news, we’re excited to have our treats sold at New People Cafe in San Francisco’s Japantown starting this week! If you’re around, stop by and pick up a cupcake or cookie and let the lovely folks at New People that you’re happy they now have even more vegan treats!

Alright, do I have it all covered? Yes, I think that’s it for now. We hope you can come out to one or all of this weekend’s fantastic events– see you around!