Sunday, October 30, 2011

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!

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At Mon Oct 31, 02:53:00 pm GMT-4, Blogger MiraFabulous said...

As an unbiased taster of both the Pumpkin and the Chocolate cupcakes, I can unequivocally say YUMMY!!

Thank You!

At Mon Oct 31, 08:22:00 pm GMT-4, Blogger ghanima said...

Consider it my belated birthday present. :)

At Mon Nov 07, 04:06:00 pm GMT-5, Anonymous NotWeasel said...

Well then... it's about freakin' time!

I concur... they were definitely delicious! :P


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