Monday, May 25, 2009

It's Not Spring Without a Little Bling Bling

Friday night I had the most awesome job of baking and giving out (free!) over 150 vegan mini cupcakes to a crafty crowd of Houstonians at the Spring Bling event. Held at Sew Crafty (my go to spot for learning all kinds of crafts), several local artists came out to show off their handmade goodies. Plus there was drop-in crafting fun for everyone! Plus appetizers, wine, candy, and vegan cupcakes, of course.
These vanilla minis with lemony buttercream were the most blinged out of all my cupcakes. Hot pink disco dust is my new favorite thing to sprinkle on cupcakes!
The crowd favorite was definitely the green tea minis with green tea glaze and finished with a marzipan flower (a la VCTOTW).
And no cupcake tower would be complete without at least some chocolate, and these minis served double duty. Chocolate cake topped with a swirl of mocha hazelnut mousse. They may not be pretty, but damn they were good!

A shout out to all of the local crafters! You ladies inspire me.
A Punkin Card Company
Apt 3305 (I couldn't resist purchasing a dessert-themed sugar bowl and creamer from her)
Knotty by Nature

44 comments:

Ruthie said...

Yum! I'm so sad I missed it, I just found out where Sew Crafty is on accident! I'm looking forward to their next event.

I dont understand the disco dust. It's nontoxic but not food? Can you eat it? Is it sugar? What?

Lisa Chow said...

It was definitely fun and I'm glad you like the sugar bowl/creamer. I really love it when my little creations go to the right home. =P

I'm a regular at yoga so I hope to see you there!

Jes said...

I'm a little hard core in love with the disco dust, not gonna lie!

Sarah said...

You are the absolute best baker on the Earth - seriously, your cupcakes were the hit of the party!

And I'm staring at my Lisa Chow teacup set right now. Yay! We have to have a tea party and get these items back together...

Penny said...

These look great! And what a good idea to have mini cupcakes as samples. How long did you bake them for and at what oven setting? I only know how to do full sized ones to give as free samples. These would be much better!

jd said...

Those cupcakes are sooo cute! It's funny how everything "mini" looks even more adorable...

So cool of you to give away free samples! Yay!

miss v said...

holy gorgeousness! what an awesome giveaway... (and i love that disco dust)!

HayMarket8 said...

A great display of cupcakes! I wish I had been there! Those green tea cupcakes looks really fun!

Lauren said...

Adorable! :)

A_and_N said...

i am digging the decorations more than the cupcakes! especially the disco dust and the hazelnut mocha mousse. they look fantastic :)

VeganCowGirl said...

Oh my god, you really are amazing!! They all look so amazing!

PurpleStick. said...

Cuute. I still have yet to try a green tea cupcake, and every time I see one I want to try them more and more. Whish I could have been there. =P

poopiebitch said...

You are so talented! I love all of those, wish I could have sampled them :)

Where oh WHERE did you get those wrappers for the green tea cuppies? They are adorable!

Amey said...

yum!
your baking projects are always so immaculately beautiful and professional looking. I'm sure they're just as yummy as they look. I love the different themed wrappers for each different flavor... very snazzy!

Veronica said...

The vanilla minis look delish!

Hannah said...

SUCH adorable cupcakes! I really love how you decorated them... That sparkle really makes a big impression!

A said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

marybakes said...

Oh my God EVERYTHING looks adorable!! I LOVE the disco cupcake!! Too cute

Bianca said...

Wow! Your green tea cuppies look just like the ones in the book. I've never braved the marzipan flowers. The disco dust is my fave though! My favorite color is glitter...seriously.

Erin said...

Those cupcakes WERE fantastic! It was so nice to have met you at the party. Can't wait until we plan another : )

A Punkin Card Company said...

Thanks for the shout out and the most awesome cupcakes ever!

Aimee Dars said...

Beautiful! This kind of post makes me wish I lived in Houston!

Animal-Friendly said...

All of the cupcakes look adorable and (more importantly) delicious! That disco dust also sounds like so much fun for decorating.

aTxVegn said...

Outstanding job - and you made so many!!!! Now I want disco dust in every color.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Aww, they are SO cute! I'm sure they were crazy delicious too!

Tough Cookie said...

Those are serious works of art!

Veganosaurus said...

Woooooowwwww!!! Umm any plans of dong a free yummy cupcake giveaway at Bangalore, India? :D

Theresa said...

What adorable little cupcakes! I especially love the pink fairy dust!

Vaala said...

Wow, those are such beautiful cupcakes! I especially love the disco dust - makes the simple cupcake frosting look spectacular.

Vegan Girl (Roni Seabury) said...

Darling, absolutely darling! Love the dust powder too <3

Carrie™ said...

Hot pink disco dust - AWESOME! All of your cupcakes look amazing!

Vegetation said...

Your cupcakes are stunningly gorgeous! I want Pink Disco Dust of my own!! So pretty!

dreaminitvegan said...

They all look so good! I'm diggin the hot pink disco dust!

jrsimon56 said...

Love the sparkle dust. Perfect disco addition. Great looking cakes!

SweetKaroline said...

mini cupcakes=unbeatable cuteness

that green tea one looks super yummy, I've never had a green tea flavored cake before but i can imagine how good it must taste:)

Sal said...

those are gorgeous cupcakes. i now have disco pink gliter envy!!

The Voracious Vegan said...

You are such a good vegan spokesperson! I love that someone as talented as you is on our side! Can I ask a question....how do you make those two types of frosting? They look so professional and simply beautiful, I would love to know so I can spread the cupcake beauty throughout Bahrain!

Jenna said...

Super cute!!

Vegan On Stage said...

your creations are always so beautiful

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

so cute!

vegetalion said...

I love the "disco pink" cupcakes! And I think the chocolate ones ARE pretty!

DEFINITELY let me know when you're going to be in the boston area--I'd love to meet up!

seitanismymotor said...

Great work! All those cupcakes look really cute.

urban vegan said...

Those are adorable. Mini cupcakes are great--means you can have your cake and eat it too without mega calories!

Penny said...

Beautiful! They look just like the book's.