Thursday, January 14, 2010

Video from Animal Aid Benefit

Happy New Year everyone! We wanted to share this video made by Cherry St of our Nov. 2009 benefit for Animal Aid Unlimited. So far we have raised $2,425!! WOW!!

More than half of these donations were made by people who did not attend the Sugar Crash fundraiser. We are so close to being halfway to our $5,000 goal. Consider sending a check/donating directly to Animal Aid (with Sugar Crash in the margin so they know how you heard about them, and we can feel good about ourselves :)) or you can donate on our fund raising page.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who showed up and shared desserts and donated, making this Sugar Crash's most successful fund raiser yet!

Also, here is a video a volunteer made while at Animal Aid, in case you needed any extra motivation to donate. Remember, this place survives and exists because of caring people like you. Even a small donation helps save lives.

Monday, November 9, 2009

This Friday!

don't forget to check out Animal Aid online:

or make a donation here!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Donate Online!!

So we've set up online donations for your donating pleasure and convenience. Please pass this along to anyone who may be interested in making a (tax deductible!) donation that will save lives in India.

Without you, this won't be a success! Please help!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


....for a one night November benefit! Mark your calendars, Friday November 13th will be a night of delicious vegan pastries and live music in Pioneer Square, all to benefit the wonderful Animal Aid Unlimited in India. More details to come, but for now, plan on coming to the Pioneer Square Cherry St Coffee House on Friday Nov 13th around 7pm. You won't regret it.

If you can't make it, there will be opportunities to donate to Animal Aid online, or, come to Cherry St Coffee in Pioneer Square for the November 1st Thursday. I am organizing the art show for November and (a portion to all) proceeds from the sale of art will be donated to Animal Aid.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

wedding cake #1 and a blog award!

Please forgive us for being so terrible at updating this. It is possible, even likely, that this may change for the better. There are a few things that will be updated later, like pictures of the last wedding cake and a yummy kashmiri spiced chocolate cake with orange rose chocolate buttercream (yum!)

Meghan at Sugar Shock Blog gave us this brilliant blog award. Thanks!!! Now I think we need to nominate other blogs, but it might take some time...

In the meantime, let me tell you about our first official wedding cake this summer. After the wedding cake taste test, we set out to make an authentic vegan wedding cake for a real wedding with real people. We baked our cakes, stored them in the freezer, made dozens and dozens of cups of frosting and filling, neatly frosted and refrigerated our cakes, boxed them up, and with some help transported them down to Georgetown for the wedding. I guess professionals scope out the kitchen they are going to work in. Here are some pictures!

Katrina puts the top tier on the cake

We arrived, piping bag in hand, with no knowledge that we would be working in the hottest kitchen in the city! Even though we had driven down in air conditioned style, we placed the cakes in the fridge for a few moments. Too few moments. Anxious to finish before the wedding started we stacked the cakes, piped the borders, and piped little red dots as quickly as we could.

Tom piping dots
(above photos by Deirdre Jean!)

We put the cake in the fridge hoping that, since it hadn't toppled over yet (though it had a lean that rivaled the leaning tower of pisa!) it would regain some strength in the fridge and we would carry it out and place it in such a way that made it look perfectly straight. But that was not to be. In our absence, the cake toppled over in the fridge, and we spent the entire wedding in the too hot kitchen with the stressed caterers trying to fix our baby.

And the final result:

wedding cake from hell

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wedding Cake!

We recently had our wedding cake taste test party, and it went fantastically! We are making two wedding cakes this summer for two wonderful couples, and needed to practice. Here are some pics: