Welcome to the third installment of Procrastination Destination, where Wesleying provides you #content to get you through finals!
If you’re the same type of perpetually stressed as I am, then you also decide to bake/make/chef-it-up during finals season to take some productive time off from studying or staring at Netflix, pretending to study. Baking is a ~thing that I do~ while blasting some dramatic music because at least I’m doing something, even if it isn’t homework.
I have a slightly well-known recipe for Mocha Spice cupcakes that I came up with after experimenting in the kitchen a few years back. They’ve made their way to Wesleyan a few times, notably when I baked over three dozen and delivered them to students after spring break. I normally try to bake a batch while I’m home and share the ~goods~ with friends, and it’s quickly become a favorite treat.
The thing is, I don’t *really* have a recipe. I follow this Turkish thing called göz ayar?, which directly translates to eye measurement, which completely makes sense (I hope). Essentially, I know how much to throw into the measuring bowl after making these cupcakes time and time again. The point is, the recipe’s ingredients are always in a dynamic flux depending on what I have laying at home.
The “recipe” I’m going to share is meant to be broken; it’s meant to be experimented with. If you don’t like a particular ingredient, literally just take it out. Wanna add something? Go for it! This recipe is supposed to look like absolute freakin’ chaos…because it is. This is essentially the cupcake in its core, and sometimes I play around with some ~extras~, which I’ll let you know about after getting that not-so-stable cupcake foundation set.
PSA from Gavriella Wolf ’15:
Come to Usdan lunch on Friday to start registering for one of the
biggest and best events of Wesleyan’s spring semester! Bring your
friends and stop by our tables to learn more and get involved with a
Friday is the only day for half-priced registration, so be sure to
bring $5 (cash or card!) with you.
Come for the apple crisp, stay for Relay. There will also be balloons
and cupcakes if you’re into that (you are).
Date: Friday, January 30th
Time: 11:00-2:00 PM
Cost: $5 to register for Relay!
Courtesy of Jessica Seidman ’16:
Come to our table at Usdan from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, the 25th, to take a survey about your financial knowledge and eat cupcakes!
Date: Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Come check out the Physics Department and have a Fusion Cupcake!
Date: Tuesday, October 29
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Place: Cady Lounge, Physics Department ESC 255
Courtesy of Lynna Zhong ’15:
Join Wesleyan’s women and women of color community for some dancing, chatting, music, and of course, fabulous cupcakes and delicious mocktails.
DRESS TO IMPRESS!!
It’s that time to pull out that dress you’ve been saving to wear and show off those HOT new shoes you just bought.
Sponsored by Women of Color Collective, Women of Color House, and Womanist House.
Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Women of Color House – 227 Pine Street
Jennifer Roach ’14 has an offer more appetizing than her surname:
If you need a sugar rush to make it through your afternoon class, come to Usdan between 11 and 3 on Friday to support Jennifer Roach’s urban farming program and partake in the sweet goodness that is a CUPCAKE.
These cupcakes are not some amateur nonsense baked in the dorm kitchens – these are donated by Icing, a cupcake business in Hartford. You can tell how professional a cupcake is by its cake to icing ratio (That’s just science). These are rocking a 1:1.
The suggested donation for a cupcake is 3$ and 100% of the money goes to supporting Summer of Solutions Hartford to build urban community and school gardens in Hartford! You can read about it here.
Now go put 3$ in your backpack (or satchel if you’re doing a hipster thing) and prepare for cupcake mania this Friday, May 3rd.
Date: Friday, May 3
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $3 a cupcake
The poetic masterminds of WeSlam have a delicious offer you can’t pass up:
Do you like cupcakes? Do personalized poems make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Since the correct answer is yes, come to Usdan between 11:30 and 2:30 on Friday for the Haiku Bake Sale! For $2, you can buy a delectable treat and have one of our poets write you a special haiku on-the-spot (you give us a word; we turn it into art).
Homemade treats are great,
As is poetry, so why
Not have two at once?
Date: February 15
Time: 11:30 – 2:30
Place: Table 3 at Usdan
From Adam Wechsler ’13:
WESU will be holding an open house on Friday, October 19, for interested students, parents and alums. Drop by, see our studio, and enjoy treats from NoRa Cupcakes!
Date: Friday, October 19
Place: WESU (45 Broad Street, 2nd floor)
Summer Session Info Sessions will provide all the answers to all of the questions you have about Summer Session. And free cupcakes.
- Session One: Monday, February 6 from 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM, Usdan 110
- Session Two: Tuesday, February 7 from 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM, Usdan 136
If you don’t know why you should stay at Wes for any part of the summer, but suspect there might be a good reason – you should attend. If you can politely listen to other folks speaking enthusiastically about something for 45 minutes in your quest for the most delicious cupcake in the world, you, too, should attend. You can also visit Summer Session’s webpage for more information, but not for cupcakes. Registration opens February 14th.
From Cory Meara-Bainbridge ’13:
Come join the lovely ladies of Women of Color House and Womanist House for some hand-decorated cupcakes, fantabulously delicious mocktails, music, dancing, talking and more! Dress to impress cause we sure will be. This Friday at 8:00PM @ Women of Color House (227 Pine Street – The big red house).
Place: WoCoHo (the big red barn on Pine St)