Cake that Dreams are Made of

January 17, 2010
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
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First Time Fondant

December 9, 2009

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. 😀
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. 😀 So, this is my first time using fondant and it was a great experience!


Happy Thanksgiving, It’s Pumpkin Season Too

October 11, 2009

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)… 🙂


Corn Season

October 7, 2009

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.



Froufrou Cakes

September 3, 2009

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…


O CANADA

July 1, 2009

Today is Canada Day. 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 !


A Day for Chocolate

June 25, 2009

Today is my brother’s half birthday. His birthday is on Christmas, and because he doesn’t get a “real” birthday party, we celebrate the half. He requested something with chocolate mousse, so I made a chocolate cake…but only half. Also, half a batch of cupcakes.

It’s an easy chocolate cake, cut in half and piled, with a layer of chocolate ganache in between the layers. I put a layer of the ganache, let it cool, and put another layer. The cupcakes are also just chocolate, with a layer of ganache and chocolate mousse on top. The mousse didn’t turn out as thick as usual, so it didn’t get to be piled as high, which is sort of disappointing, but it’s alright.

Definitely ended up with chocolatey chocolatey cake. Chocolate ganache, mousse, sprinkles, and chunks of dark chocolate.