Monday, January 18, 2010

Hi Everyone !!

Thanks for reading, everyone.. :)
I've switched my posts to a new blog hosting site.
I hope you enjoy the new setup.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cake that Dreams are Made of

Oreo Cake

The day that I learned Oreos are vegan was probably one of the better days of my life. This cake is, obviously, similar to the Oreo cupcakes but in cake form. How great. Today, I felt like it was a day for cake. No special reason - I just wanted to make a cake.

This recipe took an entire box of Oreos to make. I don't have exact measurements for the recipe, but here's the gist of it. This cake has Oreos around the edges in the bottom. On top of that is vanilla cake with crushed Oreos in it. On top of that is have a recipe of plain chocolate cake, just put over top of the vanilla batter in the pan. The frosting is buttercream frosting with chocolate cookie crumbs in it and the darker frosting is chocolate buttercream with black food dye.
Great Cake

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Baking has BEGUN

First Time Fondant...

We have a rule in my house - No Christmas decorations until AFTER Mom's birthday (December 12) There's no rule about no Christmas baking! Why would anyone put a ban on baked goods..? So, I'm starting early. :D
These cakes are gumdrop cupcakes. Apparently gumdrop cake is a big deal at Christmas time but I'd never heard of it. I got some fruitlets candies and they actually had a recipe for gumdrop COOKIES right on the back...Weird? Maybe. So, these are pretty much just vanilla cakes with cut up gumdrops in it. Pretty great, right?

I'd never used fondant before, though I've admired it for awhile. I really felt like you can do anything with it! Now that I've used it, I know it's true. I LOVE it so much. It's sooo fun!

I stuck to bows this time but maybe next time I'll branch out a little more. I wanted to make a couple Christmas gifts though. :D So, this is my first time using fondant and it was a great experience!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Season Toooo

These are pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World:

1 cup canned pumpkin
1/3 cup oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup soy milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chocolate hips

1. preheat the oven to 350F. line muffin pan with cupcake liners
2. in a medium bowl, stir together pumpkin, oil, sugar, soy milk and vanilla. sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. stir together and fold in chocolate chips.
3. fill liners two-thirds full. bake for 22 to 24 minutes. transfer to wire rack and cool before decorating.

I topped them with a buttercream cinnamon vanilla frosting. I can't remember the measurements I used but it was icing sugar, buttery spread, ground cinnamon and vanilla extract. I decorated over top of this frosting with chocolate chips and coconut buttercream flowers(number 19 tip)... :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Corn Season

Corn is soooo Awesome!

I love corn a lot, so these cupcakes are really funny to me. I've been waiting awhile to make these and it makes me really happy that today I got a chance to!! They were a lot of fun to make, too. These are lemon cupcakes (From Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World) with coconut frosting. The beans/corn kernels are flavoured coconut, pineapple, lemon and pina colada! The pepper on top is just black sprinkles! These were really easy to make, and they make me so happy. :) My life rocks.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Froufrou Cakes

Chocolatey Mess

Since I haven't posted in TWO MONTHS I figured I better update with something pretty killer. So, I've come up with these chocolate strawberry cupcakes.

Instead of using vanilla soy milk I used chocolate, and instead of using vanilla extract I used chocolate as well. The cupcakes came out as a light chocolate flavour...very delicious.

On top is a chocolate mousse and on top of that...a strawberry dipped half in chocolate and rolled in crushed almonds. Then chocolate ganache gets drizzled over the top.

Pretty elaborate cakes...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Happy Canada Daaaay !!

Mmmmmhm. These are maple cupcakes, with maple frosting and a maple candy on top. I LOVE MAPLE. I don't really even like maple syrup, actually but I looove everything flavoured maple... candy, candy, cupcakes, cookies, candy, and so on...So, I was happy to make maple flavoured cupcakes for everyone to enjoy. My room mate suggested lemon frosting. I think it would be good to put lemon on maple, so maybe they'll come in the future. I also made cookies !!! On a holiday, one blog cannot be updated without the other. Happy Canada Day everyoneee !