trio of joy

Posted in Uncategorized on December 6, 2009 by Sara

my sister and her husband were running booths at the shadow art fair in ypsi this saturday and i wanted to bring them some treats. of course, vegan cupcakes are the only real option here. I have really wanted to make fluffer-nutter cupcakes for a while now, but we had been out of stock of vegan marshmallows at work for a while. then when we finally got them in they were $5 for a tiny bag. boo. so maybe I’ll have to make those non-vegan. next up, fauxstesses. these were one of my favorite treats as a kid, and i have been wanting to make the vegan-variant for a while. unfortunately to make 24 minis and a dozen regular size seemed a bit daunting for starters. also I would have to buy a lot of the ingredients cause i dont have them around. then I found it. chocolate banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting. the perfect trio of happiness and delicious flavor. and i already had all the ingredients in the house. so after work before trekking down to ypsi i whipped up a batch, threw the cupcakes in a bag unfrosted, filled up a pastry bag of frosting, and headed out. I had plenty to give out to everyone after giving my sister and brother a sugar rush of their own, so i handed out a lot of them. people were impressed by being able to watch the frosting in action with the pastry bag, and it was easier than trying to transport frosted cupcakes. win-win. people liked them. james said it was like eating a milkshake, which i now realize josh makes all his milkshakes banana chocolate peanutbutter so I think i’ll have to name the cakes after him. josh’s milkshake cupcakes. or something. either way, they were a hit, and i dont really have any pictures of them unfortunately because we ate them all too quick.


gingerbread monsters

Posted in Uncategorized on December 6, 2009 by Sara

I recently have been craving molasses like crazy–eating it on my oatmeal, on pancakes, and craving gingerbread molasses cookies too. My bf hates molasses and the only way I can get him to eat some is by putting it in cookies, so I made sugar molasses cutout cookies. I fucked up the original recipe but actually they turned out better because of it i think. The original recipe was a way softer dough that were to be for round chewy sort of cookies, but I forgot half the butter and had to make it work anyways so I ended up with perfect dough for crunchy cutout cookies. so I made the dough and rolled it out, and I was excited to use my woodland animals cookie cutouts I had. They came out great, and I made an icing to put on top and made most of them into skeleton animals! so cute!