(originally posted on www.createdbychance.blogspot.com on 4/28/12)
For the second year, I participated in the V-Day Downtown LA 2012 production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. What an amazing event! V-Day is a global movement inspired by the play that works to help women and girls who are victims of violence. Over 6000 productions a year are produced around the world with all proceeds benefiting V-Day and the local charity of your choice. Our production helped A Window Between Worlds, a wonderful non-profit in Venice, CA, that uses art to help women and children in abusive relationships.
With this being an evening designed to raise money and awareness, we decided to hop on the cupcake trend and sell vagina cupcakes (or “pussycakes”)….
The cupcakes were a huge hit, and elicited all kinds of interesting responses. Some people couldn’t wait to get their mouths on one. Others were a bit more hesitant. Some were mildly grossed out. Nonetheless, it certainly shines a spotlight on the vagina, which is of course the whole point of the show, so I’d say overall they were a success!
I baked both vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. The vaginas are made out of homemade fondant . And did you know that if you Google “how to make vagina cupcakes” you are led directly to this amazing video from Chaos Bakery? Oh, the wonders of the internet. Thank you, Chef Bev!
In Vag We Trust!