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    Not safe for work cyclokitty's Avatar
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    I made cupcakes! (and I took pictures)

    I am a terrible baker. I can make cookies, I can bake bread, but I cannot make cakes or pies.

    But I decided to give it another whirl today.

    I made Golden Vanilla vegan cupcakes from a drool worthy book called "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World" by Isa Chandra Moskowitz.

    Fresh out of the oven:


    Cooling on a rack:


    My DH took a bite out of one:


    They turned out pretty tasty. I was a little alarmed at how deep the golden colour is in these cupcakes, but then I re-read the instructions and realised I made them with margarine instead of canola oil. Hence the deeper golden colour. I think I'll try them next time with canola oil. I'm also going to get larger cupcake liners. These ones are overstuffed.

    But considering how horrible my last bundt cake was, these cupcakes are a HUGE improvement!


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    Nice job! What kind of cupcakes are they? Want to share the recipe?

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    Mmm, those look moist and delicious. Good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
    Yep! That's it! I used non-hydrogenated margarine. The cupcakes are tasty and not too sweet, but a wee bit too buttery tasting for me. I'm giving the canola oil version a try next time. I'll save the other three sticks of marg for the frosting (mmm... frosting!)

    So, Hip Hip Hooray! I finally baked a cupcake someone could actually eat! Or have to eat with a spoon! (Don't ask!!)


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    Those look yummy. Almost better than Pistachio Ice cream.
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    so.....um.....looks like you have a couple of extra cupcakes there.....
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    Now I am hungry!

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    Baking bread is difficult! If you bake cookies perfect from scratch you are not a terrible baker! I've never baked cake or pie myself. Those cupcakes look delicious, next time make some icing from scratch!

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    1. PM me a cupcake ASAP, I don't even care if they're vegan.
    2. Doesn't using margarine defeat the vegan-ness of the whole thing?
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    Crap. Pretty pictures of cupcakes making me hongry* and all I have around are some crummy store brand cookies.

    *Yes, hongry.

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    Mmmmmm !!!

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    I made cupcakes too, but nobody wanted to eat them....
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    I made cupcakes too, but nobody wanted to eat them....
    Carcinogen flavored eh?
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    I guess you could call them organic, if by "organic" you mean "solid carbon"
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    I made cupcakes too, but nobody wanted to eat them....
    hahahahahaha - carbon flavored, complete immaculate carbon - crunchy and "cleansing" of the teeth au natural ... carbon.



    pass hheeehehehehhe

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    Those look fantastic! Please post the recipe.

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    Just make your favourite banana chocolate chip cookies, and then cook them thoroughly at 350 degrees for two hours.
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    ^ Two hours?!?!

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    Um. Wow. Ya know, if you place those carbon cupcakes under extreme temperature for several million years (probably more, but for example sake, let's be optimistic and leave it at millions of years), and then hurl them out of volcano, you'll have diamonds.

    Congrats! You baked jewelry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    2. Doesn't using margarine defeat the vegan-ness of the whole thing?
    Only if you used one of those brands of margarines that has dairy products in.
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    I don't usually add meat to my cupcakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    I don't usually add meat to my cupcakes.
    Mmmmm...


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