Monday, September 28, 2009

Gearing up for Vegan MoFo

No, that's not at all obscene, so clean out your dirty mind. VeganMoFo stands for October, the Vegan Month Of FOod. It's an annual blog event where vegans from all over the interwebz commit to doing a blog post about delicious vegan food every day for a whole month. This is my first year with a blog/website, so Kelly's Kupcakery is going to be joining in this year with (drum roll please) ...31 Days Of Cupcakes!

So, I'm already doing some advance baking to be ready. I'm also getting my entry ready for the Toronto Veg Association's 2nd annual Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off, with takes place on October 2nd (which is also world vegetarian day!). So tune in starting October 1st, for your daily dose of cupcake!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Kupcakery in Cabbagetown=Amazing!

I had a blast doing a cupcake sale in Cabbagetown, with much thanks to my friend Kate and her family for giving me a space to operate, and kindly ferrying me and my 10 dozen(!) cupcakes across town last saturday. It was a huge success, with every last cake sold, and loads of positive feedback.
The only downside of the day (well, aside from the fact that i got a bit of sunstroke from standing out in the heat all day)was that my camera's battery died, so I didn't get any photos myself. However, a few different people took pictures and my card with promises to share later. The photo at left is from David O, and I thank him very much, especially because it's lovely!
I ended up with seven flavours on offer, and the first to sell out was the one I just invented and least expected--Lumberjack's Breakfast. It's a coffee-flavoured cake with real maple syrup buttercream...and "bacon" bits. I really wanted to try a vegan spin on the "bacon on everything" craze that's been sweeping the omnivore food scene, and it came off better than i could have hoped, with a sweet/salty/soft/crunchy combo make me gain a few pounds, and happily.
A huge number of people have asked where my shop is located...if you're one of them, for the time being, it is located right here. All my cakes are small batch baked in my home, until such time as I can command enough of a following to open up a wee shop of my own. JUst call or email, and I'm at your cupcake command!

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Kupcakery at Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts

Fall is swift approaching, and my broken toes are all healed up, so in the whole spirit of "back to school" time, I am also back to cupcakes! And to celebrate, I am having another street sale, as part of the Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts Festival on this Saturday, September 12. My friend Kate has kindly volunteered a space in her parent's drive at 404 Wellesley St. East, and I have approximately 10 dozen+ cakes baked. I'll be there all day, until I sell out. (After that, I'm going to visit the Vegetarian Food Fair at Harbourfont Centre--you should check it out too!)

Flavours for the day are: Classic Chocolate, Classic Vanilla, Strawberry Jammies, Blueberry Jammies, Cookie Monster(Oreo), "Minty" Stuffed, and an all new flavour, Lumberjack's Breakfast. There will also be Kupcake Kebabs, and Rum Raisin Boozy Bites.

The weather is supposed to co-operate, and I'm looking forward to a full day of cupcaking. I hope I see you there!