awwww shit. it’s about to get serious. if there’s one thing we vegans hold dear, it’s cupcakes (just consult the vegan sound board—5 rows down, 3 over), and this weekend the folks at urban food crawl are holding a vegan cupcake competition to find out who makes the very best in LA.
WHO WILL WIN? you can be the judge…Tags: cupcakes, urban food crawl
we’re so happy to announce that as of today (at around 11am) cupcakes by clara’s cakes will be for sale at locali! the current flavors are chocolate peanut butter and vanilla raspberry, and they’ll probably rotate from week to week. clara’s cakes is one of our favorite local bakeries, it’s all vegan, and it’s run by a ridiculously cool 14 year old girl. we’re so stoked that these treats will be available on a regular basis.
in other clara’s cakes news, they’re also offering ZOMBIE CUPCAKES as a halloween special…
these scary little suckers are made of chocolate cake, filled up with raspberry filling (blood!), and decorated with awesome zombie artwork. they’re available for a special price of $40 per dozen. order some for your halloween party, or just because! people won’t be able to tell they’re vegan, i swear. to order, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Tags: clara's cakes, cupcakes, halloween
October 8th, 2011vegan events
check it out…Tags: beer, cupcakes, pizza, urban food crawl
every time i eat a new special at tony’s darts away, i feel compelled to tell you immediately…because they never stick around for very long! today tony’s is serving up vegan meatball sandwiches filled with marinara sauce and topped with daiya cheese.
i ordered one without the cheese, and it was damn delicious. go eat one of these for dinner, who knows how long it will be on the menu.Tags: burbank, cupcakes, sandwich
June 20th, 2011vegan bakers
i have eaten A LOT of vegan cupcakes in my day, and the most recent ones (and frankly some of the best!) were from courtesan cupcakes.
Tags: courtesan cupcakes, cupcakes
April 18th, 2011vegan bakers
you don’t celebrate easter? neither do i, but that’s no reason not to stock up on some amazing treats before the holiday. i know you’ve probably already ordered the chicago soydairy tweets (a vegan version of peeps), but today i’m here to tell you about some local goodies from jam vegan bakery and half baked co. for those of you who live in los angeles.
Tags: cupcakes, easter, holiday
who doesn’t love vegan cupcakes? who doesn’t love craft beer? well this saturday april 16th you can get a taste of both when we host this month’s vegan drinks celebration with c’est la v bakeshop at the surly goat in west hollywood. (please be sure to rsvp if you’d like to attend!)
kim garr, the mastermind behind LA’s popular c’est la ve bakeshop, was recently a contestant on the food network’s cupcake wars. on saturday night, she’ll be selling the goodies she made on the show, plus all the flavors she would have made had she advanced to further rounds. it’s gonna be a vegan cupcake extravaganza! check out the flavors kim will have on hand for you to try (in addition to the midnight chocolate peanut butter cup pictured above).
click on each cupcake picture for a much more detailed description…Tags: beer, cupcakes, vegan drinks
March 11th, 2011vegan bakers
heads up, angelenos! the newly-established JAM vegan bakery is hosting a grand opening sale this saturday, march 12th from 8am to 3pm in los feliz.
here is all you need to know about their inaugural sale…Tags: cupcakes, jam vegan bakery, los feliz
we’ve already witnessed one local vegan take the crown on the food network’s cupcake wars, let’s hope it happens again this tuesday!
this week one of our favorite vegan bakeries ever, c’est la v, is competing for the prize…Tags: c'est la v, cupcakes
got plans today?! why don’t you head over to locali and support one of our favorite vegans ever, clara polito. the 13 year old baker behind the delicious clara’s cakes is holding a bake sale to raise money for a school trip to new york.Tags: clara's cakes, cupcakes, locali
January 16th, 2011vegan bakers
want rich and creamy cupcakes without the guilt? try out half baked co, a vegan-friendly online bakery based out of burbank that makes “deceptively healthy” treats with half the fat, calories and sugar. half baked recently sent me some of their goodies to try, and was completely overwhelmed by how delicious they were. as she was handing me the box of cupcakes, half baked founder carolyn cannon explained to me that she was a very healthy eater and would only bake treats that she would eat herself. i’m happy to report that she has done an amazing job emulating the rich decadent taste of “normal” cupcakes, and none of the the excess fat, sugar, or animal products are missed.
have a look at the vegan treats i sampled…
the first thing i tried was the absolutely fantastic vegan chocolate dipped marshmallow. it was so damn adorable, i didn’t want to eat it at first…but i’m so glad i did. we are talking about a perfectly moist and chewy strawberry-flavored marshmallow covered in silky chocolate and topped with sprinkles. i could have eaten ten of these in one sitting. seriously, you gotta try these…and this month half baked co is running a special discount on the vegan marshmallow sticks! check it out.
next up, the cupcakes…Tags: cupcakes
in celebration of the upcoming vegan pizza day (which you should all be spreading the word and blogging about), i’m gonna make an effort to post more about pizza on the blog throughout january…which shouldn’t be hard, because we eat a lot of it!
there are TONS of vegan-friendly pizza joints in los angeles, and we think zpizza is one of the best. we even added their amazing tuscan pizza to our vegan bucket list, it’s that damn good. another awesome thing about zpizza is, they’re a national chain and every location offers vegan pizza! so even if you aren’t in LA, you may very well have a zpizza near you.
recently we had a little zpizza shindig with us and the team from clara’s cakes, which meant not only was tasty pizza involved, but also mouthwatering desserts…Tags: clara's cakes, cupcakes, daiya, pizza, weho, zpizza
we have been fans of the tiny treats from sweet e’s mini bakeshop for a while now, so we were super excited when we heard they were getting a brick and mortar location, and would stock at least one vegan flavor daily. i checked out the cute new store earlier this week and as usual the desserts were delicious…Tags: beverly hills, brownies, cupcakes
November 14th, 2010vegan bakers
there are a lot of vegan cupcakes available in los angeles, but i can say from what i’ve tried that clara’s cakes are some of the best. the blogosphere has been buzzin’ about clara’s cakes for a while, so i was super excited when i got a chance to try them yesterday. i’m happy to report that they exceeded my expectations, and i’m already plotting my next cupcake indulgence.
clara’s cakes is an all vegan cupcake company run by 13-year-old baker clara polito. that’s right, clara is only 13 and she makes some of the best cupcakes i’ve ever tasted. so far i’ve only tried the tiramisu flavor, and it was intense. as described on clara’s website, “If this cupcake could be a person it’d be a chic, sophisticated, Italian woman. Magnifico vanilla base with espresso filling and cream cheese. Delicato cream cheese frosting topped with cocoa powder and a single semi-sweet chocolate chip.”
the moment i tasted the rich cheesy frosting, i knew this was going to be a good cupcake…but when i got to the cream cheese espresso filling center, it blew my eff-ing mind! (keeping the language in this post clean, for the kids!) seriously, this thing was incredible. the cake was all soft and moist, and the frosting was luscious and creamy. to be honest, i usually get pretty bored with cupcakes once the frosting is gone. i have been known to only eat the frosting and discard the cake. not with clara’s cakes though, these tiramisu babies had frosting in the MIDDLE to keep me happy all the way through. the center of the cupcake was the best part, all gooey and coffee-flavored.
after trying the tiramisu, i’m dying to get a taste of clara’s other flavors. her menu is pretty creative, with stuff like bubblegum frosting, and vegan cupcake flavors including thin mint, orange dreamsicle and neapolitan. you can order cupcakes online from clara’s website, and i highly suggest you do so ASAP. there is also going to be a bake sale next month at locali to help raise money for clara’s school trip to nyc, so mark your calendars! let’s show this young vegan baker some support…i promise you won’t be disappointed.
PS: i also got to meet clara herself yesterday, and she is rad. read her musings about animal rights, vegan food, and cool music at her blog, clara in veganland.Tags: clara's cakes, cupcakes, tiramisu
babycakes goodies that m cafe currently stocks include 5 different cupcake flavors, brownies, macaroons, cookies, biscuits, muffins, and crumb cakes. wowza!Tags: cupcakes