Friday, February 29, 2008

Cupcakes, cupcakes

This post is a long time in coming, I know... I've been working long hours over the past couple of weeks. But I did promise pictures of my birthday cupcakes, so here they are!


I made two batches of cupcakes to take to work. The first ones I have made before: The Chai Tea Latte Cupcakes, topped with a dusting of powdered sugar and cocoa powder with spices. These may be my all-time favorite cupcakes... They turned out so moist and delicious.


The second batch was right up my alley, if you know that I love all things pumpkin. These are the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting. They were very tasty; the frosting is what really kicked them up.

The people at my office are believers in vegan cupcakes now! They were really quite a hit.

A couple of my friends decided to throw me a little birthday party one night last week, and I lent them VCTOTW for their convenience. When I arrived, I was much delighted to find out that the party was Batman-themed! It was really quite marvelous. Here are the cupcakes:


Aren't they great? Here's a closer look:


The Batman looks so good! What a creative idea. These were the Chocolate Mint Cupcakes--another very delicious creation that I would recommend to anyone who, like me, thinks the mint-chocolate combination is just dynamite. I was so proud of my friend Gigi for attempting vegan cupcakes for the first time, and very, very excited by her success!

I've got more food pics to share... sometime soon. I'll be around later this weekend. Cheers!

16 comments:

theONLYtania said...

Mmm cupcakes.. happy belated birthday! Awesome stencil job! And those are some sweet batmen. But the pumpkin one is my favorite with the little chocolate chip pokin out.. haha.

Courtney said...

Your chai cupcakes are gorgeous--how did you get the lovely design on top? Did you make a stencil?

And how sweet of your friends to make you vegan cupcakes! That is so nice!

Courtney

Johanna3 said...

very cute cupcakes!

Megan the Vegan said...

the chai cupcakes are my favourite as well. the first time I had them, I couldn't stop eating! the flavour is delicate, unique, and just so wonderful.

Urban Vegan said...

Cupcake heaven! Yowza.

b36Kitchen said...

what great cupcakes. i might have to make the batman ones for my bro-in-laws birthday next month!

Monika K said...

Sweet! Na na na na na na na na Batman!

Liz² said...

that's neat, that you're friend had such success with vegan baking! I'd be so proud (of her and of the recipe!)

VeggieGirl said...

oh my goodness, those chai tea lattes look ESPECIALLY enticing (although ALL of the cupcakes look scrumptious!!); and that Batman design on the cupcake is just too fun - love it! your friend deserves much praise for her first time with vegan baking!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Love all the cupcakes!! Your friend did an awesome job!!

Veg-a-Nut said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Your cupcakes look great! I love the batman. :o) Hope your day was awesome.

stonielove said...

happy belated birthday! i'm still intimidated by cupcakes, but i shall make some one day... yours look so beautiful!

missblueberry said...

Your cupcakes all look so amazing. Really great blog - I love the design!

I noticed that you are from Atlanta and I am heading there for the first time in April. I am attending a conference - any vegan info you could pass on would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

DJ said...

Happy Birthday! Your cupcakes look delish - and how cool of your friends to make vegan batman cupcakes for you!

aTxVegn said...

All the cupcakes look so delicious. Makes me want to bake some!

If I didn't already wish you a happy birthday - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Wheeler said...

What cute cupcakes. I just attempted some chocolate mint vegan cupcakes but they didn't turn out as cakey and fluffy as I would have liked so I think I will have to tweak the recipe. Thanks for the ideas!