Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Vegan Bake Sale Day 1

We held our first bake sale on Sunday and things went surprisingly smoothly. We started a bit late, the weather sucked, chocolatey things got a bit melty due to the humidity and we had a small coffee accident, but other than that, smooth as silken tofu.

Before I talk about the past, a quick reminder about the future:

Our next bake sale is going to be even bigger and better*, and it's this Sunday, June 28, starting around 11 AM**.

Open Source Gallery
Park Slope, Brooklyn
251 17th Street, right off of 5th Avenue, one block east of the Prospect Avenue M/R station and convenient from the B63 bus

Friday, June 19, 2009

I Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Bake Sale Shilling

To bring you cake.

We're just days away from a bake sale, so I decided it would be a good idea to make a birthday cake*. I clearly have no desire to ever leave my kitchen.

I'm lucky to have friends who sometimes challenge me to make new things. Last year, my friend wanted a crepe cake and it didn't go so well. Inspired by last month's fiasco, she asked about a cannoli cake this year. I had no idea what this was, but that's what the Internet's for, right?

Fun fact: Everyone on the Internet has a different idea of what a cannoli cake is and it doesn't even usually have cannoli in/on it.

I pieced together assorted bits of Internet and concluded that cannoli cake is a layer cake made of sponge cake soaked in rum syrup and cannoli filling, topped with a buttercream/heavy cream sort of frosting and here's what I came up with:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bake Sale Twittering!

Just so you know, I'm on Twitter.

Normally, I'd never suggest following me, since I'm boring. But if you plan on coming to the bake sale, it might be a good idea to check out my feed for things like "OHMYGOD WE'RE STUCK IN TRAFFIC! WE'RE NEVER GOING TO GET THERE!" or "Holy crap! We're already out of gluten free cupcakes!" or "Screw this, I'm going home".

Contrariwise, if you already do follow me on Twitter and don't want to read days of "Dammit! I burned my hand again!" and "I JUST DROPPED THREE DOZEN CUPCAKES IN THE MIDDLE OF FIFTH AVENUE!!" you may want to unfollow or silence me for a while.

Either way, I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wrap Up!

With our first bake sale only FIVE DAYS AWAY, it's time for me to get a little repetitive and sum stuff up for the folks just tuning in:

Compassion for Animals' Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale!

June 21 and 28, 11 AM until we sell out and/or can't take it anymore
Open Source Gallery
Park Slope, Brooklyn
251 17th Street, right off of 5th Avenue, one block east of the Prospect Avenue M/R station and convenient from the B63 bus

Profits to Farm Sanctuary and Sea Shepherd.

Music! Dancing (kinda)! Art! Drinks! Raffles! Much, much more!*

Raffle prizes:
Signed copies of Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
A handmade contribution from Panda With Cookie

In case you're still not convinced you need to attend this bake sale, there are pictures of some of the items we'll have on offer after the jump.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Cupcakes and Culture

Woo! The Worldwide Vegan Bake sale is fast approaching! It's exciting!

As previously mentioned, our sale will be held at the Open Source Gallery, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. We're lucky enough to be sharing the space with "3 Prisoners", an installation by Hubert Dobler, so expect the unexpected. If the space doesn't look like the ideal place to be holding a bake sale, come on in anyway. Don't be shy! We'll be in there. Honest. The piece has nothing to do with our bake sale, but all are welcome to check it out.

To read more about the installation, check out the gallery's site. Please note that pictures on the site are just examples of the artist's work and may not be indicative of this specific installation.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Bake sale related news!

1. Check out our snazzy fliers:

Created by the lovely and talented Adrienne Dee-Olsen.

2. Check out our snazzy prizes!

Yes, two lucky patrons (one each day) will win signed copies of Isa Chandra Moskowitz's Vegan Brunch! There will probably be some sort of raffle. Don't worry, we won't make you hang around all day to win (though you're welcome to!).

We'll also have some other small free things (tea, coffee, hugs, etc.), but none of them will compare with the awesomeness that is Vegan Brunch. You NEED this book. And you need it free. Signed. And now that Isa lives in Portland, New Yorkers can't just stalk her for signatures anymore, so this bake sale is probably your best bet.

The bake sale will be June 21 and 28 at the Open Source Gallery: 251 17th Street, right off of 5th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, just one block east of the Prospect Avenue M/R station and convenient from the B63 bus.