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Sunday, September 26, 2010

'Cupcakes by Fabiana'

chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes by Fabiana Duarte

SATURDAY was the second annual New Music Bake Sale held at the Irondale Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. I spent the day there, with David, manning the TRANSIT table which was selling "Savory Finger Foods" (by David) and "Cupcakes by Fabiana Duarte."

David's 'deconstructed quiche' with 
egg, asparagus and cheese

The daytime maître d' at my restaurant recently told me she wanted to start selling cupcakes at the Brooklyn Flea Market. She already had the recipe (pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting), she just needed to find out about how to get a table.

One night, while David was deciding upon the menu items for his 'savory finger foods' menu, Fabiana and her cupcakes instantly came to mind. "Maybe Fabiana would be interested in donating some cupcakes for the bake sale." I texted her to ask if she'd be interested and she instantly replied that she'd love to. So, Saturday morning, I was up at 8 a.m. and heading downtown, on the A train, to Queens.

I picked up two boxes of cupcakes from Fabiana: one pumpkin and one chocolate; and two containers of frosting, on the side.

after caramel cream cheese frosting

ready to go

David and I couldn't frost cupcakes fast enough and the 'savory finger foods' were guilty of vanishing acts as well.

David, trying to keep up with the sales

Also at the New Music Bake Sale were some great performances by Dither with Mantra Percussion and Kathleen Supové (a favorite new music pianist of mine), among others.

Mantra Percussion and Dither

I had a fun time at the New Music Bake Sale and towards the end, even received a complimentary cupcake from composer, Angélica Negrón, who clearly had the cutest table there.

Arturo en el Barco cupcakes by Angélica Negrón

For inquiries about 'Cupcakes by Fabiana,' email: duartefabiana@yahoo.com
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