Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Oh Cupcakes, I love you.

So, the vegan baking experiments have continued. There has been much cupcaking. Chocolate, vanilla (two different attempts) and orange. All have been pretty decent, some have been excellent. Next up, perfecting the icing.

I am not such the icing fan. My default icing is whipped cream-cream cheese icing, which shouldn’t be too hard to veganize. It will be thicker than the original but who cares? As long as it tastes good. And I have been pleased with the results of all the experimentation so far, so I am hopeful that it will taste good. And hey, there are plenty of hardcore non-vegans who seem to be enjoying it all as well. The girl in the office upstairs just opened the window and yelled down that she loved my chocolate cupcakes. Unless that was some kind of disturbing come-on…no, no…she was talking about the actual cupcakes.

As well as potentially saving some animals and resources, I am finding vegan baking to also be very handy. I am not one who eats eggs really to begin with, so when I do have them around it’s often a question of…um…how old are these? And you can do that whole float them in water thing but I never remember if it’s good for an egg to sink or swim, so cutting them out of the recipe entirely is just safer. Same for the milk, I don’t drink it so I don’t generally know off the top of my head if there is any about, but since these recipes don’t call for it, no worries. Very handy that.

But so far, so good with the vegan baking. Come on over and try it for yourself…actually…don’t. I won’t answer, you’ll see my shadow through the peephole but I’ll pretend I’m not home. You’ll know because you’ll hear the television suddenly mute.

Oh wait, one more thing…does anyone know if the expression “humpy daddy” is pretty much exclusive to the gay community? I thought it was kind of on par with “yummy mummy” but after a quick google, I find mostly links that I don’t want to click…go figure. And if it is, what would you say is the male equivalent to a “yummy mummy” (which is the polite terminology for a MILF). And if you have no idea what I am talking about at all…don’t do a search, for the love of Pete, DON’T DO A SEARCH!


justJENN said...
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justJENN said...

Not a fan of Vegan baking, yet i do it all the time. What's up with that?

I think I figured it out. I like a challenge. I should go on Iron Chef.

Jodi said...

I guess I should check out the glory of vegan baked goods. Seems to be such a trend these days. I always assume they are dry. Yeah, I'm an ass.

I'm an even bigger ass for leaving the same comment for you and justJENN, but it fits both posts.

Margie said...

I'm not vegan, but I have friends that are. I found this website http://veganfeastkitchen.blogspot.com/ has some wonderful looking recipes (and lots of resources, a newsletter, links to other vegan websites, etc.).

Thought you might like to check it out.

Brenda Griffith said...

Thank you, Ren for yet again expanding my vocabulary. For the love of Pete, DON'T tell people not to do a search. Of COURSE they're going to search. Now I know more than I ever would want to about Mothers People Would Like To... Notice I missed the whole muffin thing and went straight to the...

Then there is the guerilla army in the Phillipines--Moro Islamic Liberation Front--who ended up (according to my spouse) with the "worst damn acronym of any guerilla force in history" after American Pie. And now you know the rest of the story.