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The Curious Cat Bakery Stands with All Fighting Injustice

To the Curious Cat Bakery community: I want you to know the Curious Cat Bakery stands with the Black community, with George Floyd and all of those who believe in equality and challenging injustice everywhere. You may have noticed that I’ve been absent from social media for the last few days. It is important to me, not just as a business owner but as a conscientious citizen, that you know that my silence does not equal indifference.  Like many other people I have taken the time in the last week to educate myself, to learn and listen and, frankly, to figure out what the heck to say and do to make this awful reality a little bit better. I continue...

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Are baking pans all the same?

There are all kinds of pans out there in different colors, shapes and finishes. Does it even make a difference which one you use? Absolutely! I know it sounds crazy but when it comes to baking, the kind of pan you use is actually just as important as your recipe.

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Is it ok to use honey in vegan baking?

A lot of people wonder if honey is ok to use in vegan baking or even just a vegan diet. If you’re vegan, odds are you’ve heard “oh, but not even cheese?” and you’ve probably gotten a few “how about honey?” questions too. So today on Ask a Vegan Baker, we’re talking about honey. Is it an animal product? Is it ok to use in vegan baking? And what are some substitutes if you don’t want to use it.

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My Star Wars inspired cake

Happy Star Wars day! In honor of May the Fourth I decided to do a galaxy cake with a mirror glaze and some resistance cupcakes like the rebel scum that I am. Not bad, right? I used the mirror glaze recipe from my Great British Baking Show Vegan Challenge eBook and had 4 different colors: navy blue, black, pink  and white. To make the stars, I dipped a (clean and brand new) toothbrush into white food coloring and just flicked the bristles to get that splattered pattern like a constellation on the cake.   The cupcakes were made with confectioner's sugar and a stencil I printed off the internet and cut out. So easy even Jar Jar Binks could do...

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My 555 cookie challenge

May marks the one year anniversary of the Curious Cat Bakery’s first event ever. It’s a sentimental date for me because it was the first time I had hundreds of people — complete strangers, not friends or friends of friends — try my stuff and say they loved it. And then pay me actual money to get more of it. Look at me, all bright eyed and bushy tailed! I consider that first event to be the bakery’s debutante ball and to see how far it’s all come in a year is bonkers so I’m setting myself a challenge for the month of May to celebrate it and I want your help with it. I want to make May the...

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