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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

Vegan Cupcake Extravaganza

Cupcakes are still red-hot commodities served in fine restaurants, at elegant catered events, and even sold from cupcake trucks that cruise the city. Now you can learn to bake and decorate fabulous cupcakes mixed and matched with a kaleidoscope of cream fillings, frostings, and glazes. Plus, you'll leave with your own box of cupcakes and a wealth of ideas. Very Vanilla Cupcakes with your choice of Frosting, Sprinkles or Edible Flowers and Variations such as Vanilla-White Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with White Chocolate Glaze • Maple Cinnamon Cupcakes with Maple Cream and variations • Orange Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate Orange Cream and Candied Orange Peel • Triple Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream, Glazed Lemon Slices, Lemon Sauce and Raspberries • Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Thick Chocolate Icing and Organic Sprinkles • Gold Dusted & Glazed Espresso Cupcakes.


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Instructor: Fran Costigan

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