Wednesday, August 31, 2011

No animals were hurt in the making of these cupcakes

I am not a vegan. I like cheese.

I am not a baker. I am lazy.

Yet somehow, I spent the late afternoon shopping for vegan butter, picking out cute cupcake liners at Michaels, and most importantly, making cupcakes.

I picked up a copy of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World over the weekend at Barnes & Noble, because I heard good things about the book. (Borders may be 50-70% off, but are pretty limited to books about vampires and autobiographies of politicians I find annoying...and possibly autobiographies of annoying vampires; it's a big store).

I started basic with Golden Vanilla Cupcakes (page 33). I wanted to put Vegan Fluffy Buttercream Frosting (page 142) on them, but I couldn't find non-hydrogenated shortening at the two stores I went to.

So I did some internet-ing and found (and pinned!) Vanilla Buttercream Cake Frosting. I was a little worried it would be more like icing, rather than frosting, but it came out like "fricing": thin but not too thin.
"A surefire way to get people to look at your blog is by posting pictures of cupcakes. No one wants to hear about your terrible day at the office or what you think of China's space program. They want to see pictures of cupcakes. Trust us. -Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero 

I'm not sure if that applies to pictures taken in bad lighting with a low-battery so-so camera, but here it goes.

I ran out of dinosaur sprinkles half way through.

The recipe was easy to follow and didn't take long. Most importantly, the cupcakes turned out delicious.

PS: 50TH POST! I'll celebrate with a cupcakes...maybe two.

1 comment:

Domenico Maceri said...

I celebrated with half a cupcake.