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:

Monday, May 26, 2008


So, it's been a while. We had a table at the Punk Rock Flea Market back in....March. It was fun, we overdosed on sugar, and we sold almost all our pastries (I think everyone liked them!). On the menu were red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, peanut butter chocolates, green tea cookies with frosting, mini orange cupcakes with chocolate frosting, and mini vanilla bunt cakes with fresh raspberries.

sugar crash at punk rock flea market! the Sugar Crash booth (by Sugar Crash)

Orange Chocolate Mini Cupcake!

Vegan Peanut Butter Truffle

I Heart Sugar Crash!

(photos courtesy of Deirdre Jean.)

We also had a little booth set up at the Wall of Sound's first Free in store Sunday on May 11th with Steve Arntson. As usual, Mr. Arntson played a lovely set on his concertina and wowed the crowd.

This summer is going to be a busy one for us. We've got two wedding cakes to make for four dear friends (that's two friends per couple). We will be holding a free wedding cake testing party in Seattle sometime in mid June. Donations will gladly be accepted to help offset the cost of making the wedding cakes. Details will be posted soon!

Friday, February 22, 2008

sugar crash at punk rock flea market in march!

Hey! We are going to have a table at the Punk Rock Flea Market on March 22! There's a $1 donation entry fee that goes to the Low Income Housing Institute, and all the proceeds from our table will be benefiting an animal rights related organization (we haven't picked one yet, if you have ideas, let us know!) There will also be lots of other vendors and bands!

Also, we are doing special orders! If you need vegan pastries for any occasion, let us know and we can work something out. Profits from special orders do not get donated to charity organizations. Our events are planned out in advance and take up a lot of our time. We donate many hours of planning, shopping, and baking in order to make Sugar Crash benefit events a success (and donate 100% of the profits from these events to various organizations). However, we all also have full time jobs and one of us (me!) is also a student. Unfortunately we cannot do everything for free. At least you know you are supporting another vegan who will in turn support other vegan businesses. So, that being said, who wants cake?


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

recap from July benefit for Pigs Peace Sanctuary

So, just to catch up with the two events we've had so far, a brief summary of our July benefit that was hosted for Pigs Peace Sanctuary. You can see their summary of the event here.

We raised $406 by serving two delicious desserts: a key lime tart with a pistachio crust and a kashmir chocolate cake, as well as a small sampler plate of mini cupcakes and chocolate truffles. We had two wonderful musical acts, another great performance by the Sugar Crash Crashers (this time with a slightly different line-up) and a beautiful solo performance by Steve Arntson.

We had so much help, we really couldn't have done it without everyone who came, volunteered, played, helped us find a space to host it in, and much more. It sounds cheesy, but oh well.

photos by Cassidy Curtis