Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World in the New York Times!!

This is big, people. Very very big. Check out the article about friend of CTTC Isa Chandra Moskowitz of Post Punk Kitchen and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World fame (along with a recipe for devil's food cupcakes with fluffy white filling and chocolate icing) and photos in today's New York Times.

Wearing a black “Made Out of Babies” T-shirt (it’s a friend’s band) above a red-and-white checked apron, she bent maternally over a batch of strawberry cupcakes. “Don’t you just want to pinch their little cupcake cheeks,” she said.

But can a cupcake be cute and punk at the same time? In the early days of punk, bands like the Sex Pistols were notorious for nihilism, anarchism and epic consumption of drugs and alcohol — none of which would seem to lead to tofu and chamomile tea. But as punk became more political (and as bands self-destructed) in the 1990s, many punks adopted a more profoundly rebellious stance: against drugs, against alcohol and against the whole habit of mindless consumption.