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 2017 sale are as follows:

Cupcakes & Muffintops v10.0
SATURDAY August 4th, 2018
First Unitarian Church of Oakland
685 14th Street, Oakland, CA
12-4 pm

$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


Still Accepting Donations

12 Jul

Hey all! The stacks are already swollen with voluminous donations, but we’re still accepting more! Get in before the deadline by emailing cupcake@bigmoves.org to schedule a pick up or drop off.

We can’t wait to see you for the sale’s TENTH year!


Bay Area Memorial for Cindy Cutts, Cupcakes & Muffintops Organizer

26 Mar

Please join us this Saturday, March 31st, in gathering to remember Cindy Cutts, who passed away suddenly on March 5th. Cindy was with Big Moves and emFATic DANCE for many years as a gorgeous dancer, skilled graphic designer, and multi-talented production genius. She was also a founding organizer of the Cupcakes & Muffintops fundraiser, and the bake sale (Cupcakes) element was her excellent idea. Our hearts are with her family and her husband Matt, who wrote a beautiful tribute to her here: https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/

This Saturday we’ll gather and hug each other a lot, and just be together. There will be time for people to share. In honor of Cindy, we’ll have a crafting area with memory books for her husband Matt and her family, and a donation-based bake sale benefitting the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, where she was a dedicated volunteer. Full event information is below.

We really want to fill the hall with people who were touched by her and her work in any way so that we can honor all that she gave to our communities together.  You didn’t have to have known Cindy well to be feeling her loss now, and even though she could hang back and be a quieter presence at large events, if you have enjoyed a Big Moves show or loved shopping at Cupcakes & Muffintops, you appreciated something Cindy helped create. We would love to see you on Saturday to help us honor her.


Photo by Gabriela Hasbun.


Bay Area Memorial for Cindy Cutts

Saturday March 31st, 2018

10:00am-1:00pm (the hall will open at 10:00am)

First Unitarian Church of Oakland

Wendte Hall

685 14th St., Oakland, CA

The UU of Oakland is wheelchair accessible. Accessible ramp in the front of the church on 14th, and there are accessible restrooms. There is street parking and the church is ~1/2 mile from the 12th St. Oakland City Center BART.


10:00am-10:30am: Gathering and settling in (the hall will open at 10am)

10:30am-11:30am: Memorial, sharing, and tribute to Cindy

11:30am-1:00pm: Community time: crafting, visiting, bake sale, remembering together

Facebook event is here.

Cindy enjoyed both high glamour and the ease of simple, everyday comfort-clothes. We invite you to wear anything along that spectrum that you feel is your best tribute to Cindy. She would want you to be comfortable and happy.

Cindy’s last email to us was titled “I miss false eyelashes,” a callback to her time dancing with Big Moves (Cindy had moved out of the area a few years ago). Although Cindy almost never wanted the spotlight, we thought she was glorious in it. So if you feel moved, we ask that you wear a nice big pair of false eyelashes for Cindy as we gather to remember her. We know we’ll probably cry them off, but we’ll give it a try. We’ll also have extra eyelashes at the door (and a volunteer to help the willing but uninitiated apply them), for those who find themselves without a set.

If you are interested in bringing baked goods for the bake sale , please contact Matilda at matilda@bigmoves.org

Please pass along this memorial information where appropriate.

Until next year! 

9 Aug

Thank you all so much for a wonderful sale! We had such a great time and hope you took home some excellent treasures. Thank you to everyone who donated, advertised, baked, volunteered, and shopped! 

We’ll be back in early 2018 with a date for next summer’s sale, and in the meantime, feel free to email cupcake@bigmoves.org all year long to donate. ❤️❤️❤️

Signing off for now,

Mora Z. Muffintop and the Cupcake Committee

Just like the white wing dove 

4 Aug

Channel Stevie Nicks (inspiration below) in this vintage shawl. So big in its stitches that the effect is almost graphic, this is a real stunner. Bescarved and beaded mic stand not included. Oooh baby oooh, oooh. 

Warning: Adult Content

4 Aug

Brand new glass toys were given to us by someone whose work was gifted these as promotional items. Each comes with its own padded and secure velvet case. Find them in the boutique! 

Show your geek pride

4 Aug

In these 4x shirts! 

Embrace your inner Mrs. Roper! 

4 Aug

Special-occasion leopard beauty with sequined collar and cuffs. Trio of print caftans in beautiful jewel tones, for whatever your caftan game plan might be.