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Fran Costigan, the “queen of vegan desserts,” is an internationally recognized pastry chef, culinary instructor, and the author of More Great Good Dairy Free Desserts and Great Good Dairy Free Desserts. Her third book, Vegan Chocolate, will be released in fall 2013. She is a graduate of the NY Restaurant School and CTP, and a former pastry chef at several establishments including Angelica Kitchen. Fran has been a featured chef at such diverse venues as Dr. John McDougall’s Celebrity Chef Weekend, NAVS Summerfest, Toronto VegFest, Earthsave Taste of Health, to name a few. She has also been featured on the Discovery Health Channel and Nightline, and selected as “one of the most interesting players in the food and drink arena.” Fran’s website is


Pastry Arts & Desserts

Extra-Luscious Vegan Cupcakery

In this exciting cupcake class, we'll explore two distinct styles of cupcake: the kind that are cake through and through and the kind with the cushy cream fillings.  All vegan, all irrestible. Come bake and decorate them and take home a box to devour at home. Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream and Chocolate Glaze; "Buttermilk" Cupcakes with Pinkish Icing; Chocolate Pudding-Filled & Frosted Chocolate Chip Cupcakes; Moist Carrot-Coconut Cupcakes with Magic Coconut Cream and Marzipan; Chocolate Cream Soy-Free Cupcakes with Light Chocolate Cream; Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Water Glaze; Hostess with the Mostess (Gluten-Free option); and Pumpkin-Cranberry Spice Cupcakes with Cranberry Coulis Filling and Orange Glaze.


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Instructor: Fran Costigan
  • Friday, July 11, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Space AvailableClass Code: 103_SS14

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