5 Jul

Cupcakes and Muffintops is a plus-size clothing and bake sale for people of all genders in Oakland, California.  The sale happens once per year in August, and benefits Big Moves and the Fat Friendly Funders.  We pride ourselves on being a wonderland of affordable fatshion, delicious homemade treats, and inspiring positivity.  The details for the the 2018 sale are as follows:

Cupcakes & Muffintops v10.0
SATURDAY August 4th, 2018
First Unitarian Church of Oakland
685 14th Street, Oakland, CA
11am-12pm: Early entry to sale for superfat and/or disabled shoppers    12-4pm: Regular sale hours

$0-$10 suggested door donation, no one turned away for lack of funds
Most clothing $1-7; Some boutique items $10 and up, shopper’s discretion. Cash and credit cards accepted for clothing purchases; door and bake sale cash only. No checks accepted
Venue and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.  Continue reading

Until next year! ❤️

5 Aug

What a year! Thank you so much to everyone who donated, sorted, volunteered, shopped, and baked for Cupcakes & Muffintops. We had a wonderful time, and hope you came away with excellent finds.

For those who don’t know, there was an attempted heist of the loaded uhaul full of clothes the night before the sale. They had clearly been watching this blog, and knew we had spectacular stuff in there! They managed to destroy the ignition on the truck, but they underestimated our determination to get these clothes to you!

Our organizers worked together and quickly rented a second truck, and a fantastic crew was dispatched to Muffintopia to transfer all the bags. One loader even cued up Eye of the Tiger to keep the inspiration going! Extra special thanks to our first shift volunteers, who worked miracles and still managed to get the sale set up in time for our early open pilot program. You all are the absolute best!!

Here are a couple shots of the truck-to-truck transfer from tireless volunteer Veronica. Sing along with us! Risin’ up to the challenge of our rivuuuuuls….

Are you ready to shop?

4 Aug

The u-haul is loaded, the baked goods are cooling, and the volunteers are ready to help these gorgeous clothes find new homes tomorrow! Here’s a scene from our Muffintopia storage annex before we loaded the truck Friday evening. Look at that towering pile of clothes! Joe, one of the sale’s organizers, helps us imagine what treasures these bags hold.

So Many Dresses, So Little Time

3 Aug

Look at all these gorgeous dresses! This is just a small sampling of the many, many treasures in the stacks.

Left: ASOS leopard bodycon dress, US size 20. Right: cherry print halter dress, Torrid size 4.

Left: Size Queen zip-front coverup with hood, 3x. Right: Handmade dusty rose dress of truly remarkable fabric with beaded collar, silk lining, and dropped criss-cross back. Estimated 3x.

Left: Eshakti dress in classic red plaid and lovely pintucks at the waist: 5x. Right: Graphic Sundress with vivid red poppies, 2x.

You never know until you try…

3 Aug

During our major afternoon of sorting here at Muffintopia, we had a little dress up party with the formalwear. These looks prove that even if something is outside your usual style wheelhouse, you might be pleasantly surprised by how amazing you feel when it’s on your body!

We encourage you to take some risks at the sale and try on that bathing suit, kicky skirt, or form-fitting item in an enthusiastic environment. And if you wanted to give us a fashion show of your own, no one would complain!

Top photo: eshakti custom in 2-3x, blackberry gauze in a 16, Size Queen rainbows in 3/4x, blue velvet gown in 2x extra tall, black leather bra and Torrid tutu, 2x.

Middle: the blue velvet gown has a small train.

Bottom: size 30-32 Igigi white satin wedding gown. Some minor stains, but would also look incredible dyed!

T shirts aplenty!

3 Aug

Here’s a sampling of the excellent shirts we’ll have at the sale this year!

In addition, we’re thrilled to announce that some donations have been updated into timely protest wear by the DIY printing power of Max Airborne!

Give ‘em the boot

2 Aug

We have several pairs of wide and extra-wide calf boots at the sale, including these sturdy and gorgeous lace ups! Size 11-ish, with brand new Vibram soles.

Lounging Around

2 Aug

We always have wonderful loungewear, and this year is no exception. From nearly new bras to scintillating lingerie, get ready to upgrade your undergarments!