Another baking-intensive weekend
As alluded to previously, I ended up bringing cupcakes to last night's Hallowe'en gathering. I thought it'd be fun to play into the theme by bringing pumpkin cupcakes with vegan cream cheese icing. I also decided to make up a batch of chocolate cupcakes — also with cream cheese icing — to ensure that everyone who wanted a cupcake got to have one.
The recipes I used are — unsurprisingly — from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. The only recipe I didn't follow faithfully was the pumpkin version. Their recipe suggests adding chocolate chips to the batter, but the idea of chocolate chips with pumpkin doesn't really appeal to me. I also added some freshly-grated nutmeg to the batter.
Also, I was able to ice these a little more prettily than I have been by using my recently-acquired Ateco pastry tip in size 809 and piping bag. I'm going to have to buy another piping bag for my smaller, standard-size tips, but I think I've gotten the hang of using the larger one!