Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World

October 30, 2006

Cupcake Mascot

Filed under: Cupcake Costumes,Holiday Cupcakes — by isachandra @ 7:32 pm

When vegan cupcakes take over the world Deirdre Jean will most certainly be our leader. She made the costume herself and everything.
Cupcake Costume

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Bad Lighting, Good Cupcakes

Filed under: Baking Porn,Cookbook — by isachandra @ 2:46 pm

Thanks to everyone who showed up at Moo Shoes last Thursday to celebrate with us! The lighting was bad but the cupcakes were good, and these were the least blurry of the photos we took. Did anyone else get photos?

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Putting the finishing touches on cupcakes at the Moo Shoes party

October 28, 2006

A Cupcakes Love Story

Filed under: Cupcakes In The Face — by isachandra @ 6:40 pm

From the PPK forums. It starts with very pretty cupcakes.

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And ends with a smoosh in the face.

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Cupcakes are weapons (of love!) (Oh, I just made myself sick from cutesiness).

October 26, 2006

The Cupcake Prayer

Filed under: Events,Musings — by isachandra @ 11:33 am

God, grant me the serenity to bake 6 dozen cupcakes in my shoddy oven whose temperature keeps fluctuating and burning the bottoms. The courage to call my landlord and tell him I need a new oven. And the wisdom to know what he will never get me one because what does he care?

Don’t forget, MooShoes tonight for the VCTOW release party. Free cupcakes and soymilks. If my oven cooperates.

October 25, 2006

Who, Us?

Filed under: Cookbook — by isachandra @ 6:17 pm

Vegan Cupcakes (etc) has been named Cookbook of the Year over at VegNews’ Veggie Awards 2006. Our official response is “Aw, shucks!”

Songs About Cupcakes

Filed under: Baking Porn,Cupcakes In Pop Culture — by isachandra @ 1:30 pm

This isn’t exactly the kind of music I like, it’s melodic poppy punk from the 90s and I was just too depressed in the 90s for that sort of thing. Anyway, the lyrics are cute and there is a lesson to be learned; this guy definitely needed an oven thermometer and a kitchen timer. If anyone knows these guys tell them they have a free copy of “Vegan Cupcakes” waiting for them.

Gameface – Cupcakes

I tried to make cupcakes but I had some trouble with the directions.
Yeah, I know how to read but I just couldn’t pay attention.
I saw your picture and it all came back.
I still felt hungry but I threw them in the trash.

I tried to make cupcakes but I think I did something wrong.
They came out kind of crusty.
I guess I left them in too long.
I wanted to leave them outside your front door.
I tried to make cupcakes but I’m not trying anymore.

It’s not the way it used to be.
It’s the same old recipe but it’s missing something.
I can’t understand why you got so mad and I don’t know why these things taste so bad.

I got what I deserved and I guess there’s no dessert for a guy who wants his cake but needs to learn to wait.

Pistachio Rosewater Cupcakes

Pistachio Rosewater Cupcake from pensarepink.

October 24, 2006

Waffles Tonight at NYU

Filed under: Events,Non-Cupcake Objects — by isachandra @ 2:57 pm

As far as non-cupcake objects (nco) go you could do worse than waffles. Come see Terry and I make waffles at NYU tonight and you can even make some yourself.

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October 23, 2006

Diwali Chai Ribbons: DIY Pastry Bag Style

Filed under: Baking Porn,Holiday Cupcakes — by isachandra @ 12:27 pm

BrasilVeg created these Chai Tea Cupcakes with a buttercream ribbon using only a pastry bag with a slit cut into it. The occasion was to celebrate Diwali, a Hindu Holiday that involves lots of pretty candles.

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No, He Didn’t Get Any

Filed under: Animals and Cupcakes — by isachandra @ 11:16 am

The elusive Canadian black cat stalks his prey.

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From tonguetiedandtwisted. Keep those kitties and cupcakes photos coming!

October 20, 2006

Muffins Vs. Cupcakes: Round One

Filed under: Musings — by isachandra @ 3:00 pm

This is perhaps the subject of most inquiries of cupcake artisans. My stock answer is the sugar and fat ratio; cupcakes have more of both. Also, in my mind anyway, cupcakes are not as leavened and have a finer crumb as a result of thorough mixing, whereas muffins are quick mixed and have a bigger more crumbly crumb. As for the history of it, well, in my years of disciplined research I have determined that no one really freaking knows.

The invention of baking powder in the 19th century gave way to both muffins and cupcakes. They were both just little cakes. It seems that cupcakes may have started out the same way pound cake did. That is, it was the amount of flour, sugar, fat in the batter – 1 cup. It wasn’t until the “health food craze” of the 60s that muffins became thought of as a healthier cake.

And so it is our generation’s ideas that will determine culinary history, will we let muffins turn into cupcakes?

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