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I’m So <i>Pride</i> of My Vegan Rainbow Cake

I’m So Pride of My Vegan Rainbow Cake

This year’s Pride celebration coincided with cake duty for a very special colleague who will be moving on to a new job. He is also fiercest gay man I know. Naturally, I’d express myself through cake, signing up for dessert at the goodbye potluck. It’s […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

                I get my beautiful brown bangs from mom, as evident in this picture of my Mom and her twin brother on trike patrol. On her day, my mother requested a chocolate cake with vanilla icing. So that […]

Classroom Pumpkins Transformation

Classroom Pumpkins Transformation

Every year I take home the pumpkins in my classroom and turn them into cupcakes, highlighting the delicious circle of life.  After baking the different pumpkin varieties until tender, I scoop out the flesh… …and blend away in the food processor. Ok, so I processed one of […]

Spooooky.

Spooooky.

Ever since I’ve made successful meringues, I’ve imagined this cake (with the help of various seasonal blog posts): bright white spooky ghosts rising from a chocolate ground. As it sometimes works out: In my head, it was much better than reality. The cake was a […]

Typing Too Much about Vegan Banana Split Cupcakes

Typing Too Much about Vegan Banana Split Cupcakes

When it comes to serving vegan cupcakes to non-vegans, you have to capitalize on the opportunity–make a point about the delicious potential and non-weirdness of the v-word.  To increase the appeal, go with well loved flavors–or even better, nostalgic flavors. And you may need to […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mothers Day! By special Mom request, carrot cake! I guess my first time baking carrot cake was a success. When I asked my mom what kind of cake she wanted, carrot cake was the choice. All out of cupcake liners, I made a layer […]

Easter Cupcakes

Easter Cupcakes

Transitioning back to Eastern Standard Time, I got myself back into the kitchen… for a sense of normalcy. I whipped up two types of cupcakes for an Easter event. First, these gluten-free beauties, VCTOTW‘s recipe. With a huge bag of coconut from the Indian grocer, I […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s time to bake a cake for mom day! Here is my beautiful Mom holding a pint-sized me next to my sis. And here I am photobombing a very proper picture of my brothers and sister in their Easter best. This became a bit of a […]

Vegan Gluten-free Bake Off: Box vs. From Scratch

Vegan Gluten-free Bake Off: Box vs. From Scratch

I have never baked gluten-free before… but I like baking challenges! I decided to try out both a ‘from scratch’ recipe (from the tried and trusted VCTOTW) and Cherrybrook Kitchen‘s yellow cake mix. On the left, the Cherrybrook Kitchen’s mix. Batter was very sweet (the […]

Autumn Dins {A Vegan Victuals Feast}

Autumn Dins {A Vegan Victuals Feast}

Autumn comes and goes fast. In an attempt to slow down the season already pushed into streetlamp snowflakes and Christmas music, let us eat its bounty and keep in mind that the about a Winter Solstice is a month away. Autumn Dins is here. Lite […]

The Best Kind of Cake is a Birthday Cake

The Best Kind of Cake is a Birthday Cake

I love vanilla cake. I love vanilla ice cream. I was a vanilla extract huffer when I was a little girl. In fact, vanilla, though slang for basic and boring these days, is, to me, far more exciting than chocolate. Chocolate is too easy. Vanilla’s […]

End of Summer Rolls {and much more}

End of Summer Rolls {and much more}

ith summer on the outs, and a stock of Asian noodles to utilize, I wrapped up some end-of-summer rolls. Fresh, vibrant and with a variety crunchy textures, these see-through beauties have all the elements of a delicious summer snack. Inside: vermicelli, basil and mint from the […]

Strange Fruit 3: Lychee Cupcakes

Strange Fruit 3: Lychee Cupcakes

I have emptied the mangosteen and jackfruit cans in my Strange Fruit series, next up: a can of lychees! Lychees are delicious, fragrant Asian fruits. These little olive-size wonders are a beautiful pale pink with a soft, fibrous flesh. Their sweetness is distinct, even after canning and […]

Seasonal Images

Seasonal Images

The Iced Whale ornament waited patiently for the Christmas tree, comforted by the whiff of the salty scent of the Atlantic that wafts to The Electrician‘s home. In protest to a premature holiday kick-off, he waited well-past Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber-Monday to adorn the tree. Aaaah, a Poinsettia in front […]

NYXStrong Hearts Cafe

NYXStrong Hearts Cafe

Strong Hearts Cafe is an all-vegan cafe in Syracuse, New York. I’ve been eying their menu for some time, attempted a trip once but fell ill enroute. Since, it has sat in my bookmarks in the folder To Do, subfolder To Go & Eat. Here, finally, […]

Caribbean Chicken Zombie Brain Cupcakes

Caribbean Chicken Zombie Brain Cupcakes

My very dear and talented Artsparrow hosted a book release party for her first published book, The Zombie Autopsies. But first! 200 undead mini-cupcakes were needed, grey in color and with bright pink brains. The gals and I spent the evening before working through the […]

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In between the hullabaloo of the start of a new school year, here is a sweet bite of marble cupcake to match my marble notebook.

World Cup…cakes

World Cup…cakes

I kind of caught World Cup fever. It was hard not to with television, newspapers, chalkboard signs at bars and men at the bagel store hyping the rivalries and sensationalizing the sensation. Heck, even the supermarket was prepared with soccer cupcake liners! They were the […]

Memorial Days

Memorial Days

This past weekend was the Electrician‘s Memorial Day barbecue. Although a meat-heavy grill event (I was the only vegetarian besides a veg-curious 11-year-old girl), care was taken that I’d need not settle for a less than full plate of scrumptious bbq fare. But of course! The […]

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day

I am the Budgie Baby a parakeet in the kitchen You’re my eyebrows my need wipe down the table since the sponge is already wet He met you at a church dance I met you after 3 before barely making a peep I know the […]

Hello, February.

Hello, February.

2010 is moving pretty fast. With January tucked under its belt and vibrant floral dresses already in the shop windows, soon it’ll be time for Spring. Spring which seems an impossibility to my numb toes. Spring, the short stop before Summer which finds Fall too […]

Vegan Cupcakes For Haiti

Vegan Cupcakes For Haiti

With a generous contribution of ingredient mula from J. “Whoa Whoa Whoa” Roth and a pint of midnight oil, I whipped up 2 batches of vegan cupcakes (VCTOTW‘s basic vanilla with chocolate ganache and basic chocolate with buttercream) for Vegan Drinks‘ Vegan Bake Sale for […]

Food Miscellany: Catch Up

Food Miscellany: Catch Up

Back at 3 Brothers again. I plan to take full advantage of this place’s proximity to me. There is so much to try too. This time, we got a little fancy-pants and ordered the eggplant rollatini appetizer, which was as huge as a stand alone […]

Giving Thanks, Part III:

Giving Thanks, Part III:

I am thankful to survive, and thrive, through the love and support of friends. Thanksgiving plans changed drastically at the last minute due to reasons a trained psychologist will need to help me understand. Luckily, I was able to find a place to feast. Here […]