Saturday, February 17, 2007

VLC EXTRA - Vegan Cupcakes

Well, this has ended up being kind of an interesting story. I spent a good chunk of time today making a couple of batches of vegan cupcakes for a friend's birthday party that was scheduled for tonight. But, by the time I got finished making them, and got ready to go to the party, it had started snowing up a storm here in Johnson City. We packed the cupcakes into the car and tried to get going to the party but we couldn't even get out of the driveway without sliding backwards. The roads are completely covered. So, now I am here, stuck at home with two dozen cupcakes. HA! I guess things could be worse. Here's a picture of a single cupcake. It ended up being a little bit blurry, but you get the idea.

I ended up making two dozen of the Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing from the incredible Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero. They're not difficult to make, but making two dozen cupcakes is just something that takes a little bit of time.

To transport them to the party, I ended up asking for a couple of those plastic clamshell containers that they sell cupcakes in at my local grocery store. I offered to buy a couple, but they just ended up giving them to me. That was nice. Here's a picture of a dozen of them in one of the containers. I think they look pretty neat. I have yet to invest in a big fancy cupcake carrier because I really don't make cupcakes that much. If I ever do decide to invest in a carrier though, here is my dream cupcake carrier.

So, there's my boring birthday party cupcake story. I guess now I will need to decide whether I want to just take all of these cupcakes to work with me on Monday, try freezing them and then thawing them out for the party next weekend (I don't even know if that is possible, I will have to read up on that in VctotW, I bet it covers that topic). Or, I could have a really interesting Saturday night and sit here and eat two dozen cupcakes. Probably not. Lucky for me, I'm not that big on sweets. I like making them for other people, and I don't mind eating them, but a dozen cupcakes are a lot safer around me than a dozen homemade rolls.

If it's cold & snowy where you're at then stay warm.

See everybody on Monday.


Tracy said...

Beautiful cupcakes, Ken! It really sucks that you went to all that work only to have the party cancelled. I recommend taking them to work....I do it fairly often, and I know that cucpakes from that book are always well-received! Plus I'm with you on the sweets thing....I love to make them, but eating them....wellll, not so much. I made 16 jelly donuts last Sunday and didn't feel compelled to eat a single one. I like sweets even less since I gave up meat and dairy. I wonder if there is a connection...?

Melanie said...

those are gorgeous! so is the plate you used.

shebytches said...

don't freeze them, learn from my mistakes. they end up mushy messes when they thaw, especially since they have icing. take them to work and make brand spanking new ones for next weekend. give yourself an excuse to lick the bowl. yes, I was one of those kids!

and they look stunning!

SallyT said...

I'm not sure the vegan cream cheese would handle the freezer. You could always comment on Isa's blod and see if she's tried it.

Tiffaney said...

Beautiful cuppers! I also want that cupcake carrier!!! Holy vegan twinkies batman! I made a bunch of cupcakes from the VCTOTW cookbook this weekend, too. You can see them on my blog.