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How to make cookies without eggs and butter

One of the most common questions I get asked as a vegan baker is hands down “how do you bake without eggs?”. My answer is always the same: “Baking is science. If you replace the egg with something that causes the same reaction, it doesn't matter that there are no eggs in the recipe.” Finding that replacement then becomes the task at hand. And there are A TON of options out there. If you Google “egg replacements for vegan baking” you'll get all sorts of charts and lists and I would guess most of them are created by either: a) non-vegans who haven't actually tried them b) vegans who have forgotten what real cake and cookies are supposed to taste...

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Curious Cat Bakery wins Best of the Bay Award

The Curious Cat Bakery won the "Best Bakery Boss Up" award for 2020's Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Awards. The award recognized bakery owner's Natalia Lima's successful efforts to change the direction of her business during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the ways in which the bakery continued to serve its loyal customers through the shutdown. Read the article.

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New Flavor Release: Vegan Biscoff Cupcakes and Cookie Butter Brownies

Introducing the newest vegan flavors at the Curious Cat Bakery:   Vegan Biscoff Cookie Cupcakes chocolate cupcakes with a Biscoff frosting, melted cookie butter drizzle and topped with a Lotus Biscoff cookie. Cookie Butter Brownies Fudgy chocolate brownies covered in a layer of cookie butter and topped with 2 Lotus Biscoff cookies. Yes, it's all vegan. Are you drooling yet? These items are available in the Tampa Bay area only for pick up or delivery. To purchase, click here. Stay curious, Natalia

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My favorite custom cake to date

You know the expression "how the sausage gets made"? Well, "how the cake gets made" is a much more pleasant story and that's the one I'm sharing today. A few weeks ago I got an email from one of my repeat customers. She was turning 30 and was supposed to be celebrating in the South of France but because of COVID (boooo) she was still in St. Pete and ready to drown her sorrows in some cake.  She wanted a cake that was inspired by the dreamy French location and sent me a picture for reference. Amazing, right? And to make this assignment even better, she finished with the following: "I'm creatively open to anything (all your cakes are *always*...

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Making Alice in Wonderland Desserts

For as long as I can remember, I've loved Alice in Wonderland. It started with the Disney movie — the scene with the flowers was always my favorite — and then later on I read the book. The idea of escaping into a magical world is just too fun to pass on so I've always had an affinity for the story. And since turning things I like into desserts is kind of what I do, it was only a matter of time until Alice in Wonderland got the treat-ment (get it?). Ok, that was awful, but I couldn't resist it! Maybe you can take some of these ideas and make your own Alice in Wonderland themed tea party at home!...

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