1.04.2008

starting off the new year right

...with cupcakes!
One of my coworkers has a birthday today, so I took the turn of providing refreshments: a redux of the pretty little almond cupcakes I made last month.

They're from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, the "basic vanilla cupcake" but with almond extract.
Fresh out of the oven. Pretty - or menacing? An army of cupcakes! For some reason whenever I see a bunch of cupcakes grouped together I get "confessions" by the violent femmes stuck in my head:
Have we got an army
man I mean to tell you we can fight
have we got an army
and we're gonna do it tonight
.
Cupcakes are great on their own, but when they travel in packs... watch out ^_^

Dear Reader, I have to confess, I took the easy way out. For the first time in my life, I bought frosting instead of making it.
But it wasn't just any frosting! I got it at the butcherie, which sounds like the place least likely to have many vegan options, but it's not a building full of meat. It's a kosher grocery store not far from where I live, so there are loads of tofutti products and fake meats in addition to israeli foods I've never heard of or seen. And this is a sort of vegan, nut-free nutella. So I had to try it, right?
It was pretty decent, and easy to spread.

So then to decorate!
I still have marzipan in my freezer, so I mixed it with a bit of juice from a beet that's been wrinkling away in my fridge (food coloring's for chumps) and played around with shapes.
I think this is maybe a little too cute, even for me.

Seriously, though, don't these things look like they could beat you up? Don't mind the pink flowers. They're a vicious gang. They're totally about to start snapping their fingers and then launch into a west-side-story-style dancefight.

4 comments:

VeggieGirl said... Best Blogger Tips

how lucky your co-worker is, to get to enjoy these beautifully-frosted almond cupcakes!! wow, who knew that a butcherie could be the place to find frosting? :0)

Vegan_Noodle said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the little pink flowers! So cute :-) So would you use that frosting again?

Ashasarala said... Best Blogger Tips

Where is this butcherie? I'd love to go check it out! :)

And the frosting is only 'sorta' vegan? :*( I was all excited to try it out and everything. Boo.

Nevertheless, they look delicious and cute. And intimidating. ;)

vegetalion said... Best Blogger Tips

ashasarala: oh no, the frosting is 100% vegan, I just mean it's a sort of nutella.

the butcherie is on Harvard St, a few doors down (towards commonwealth) from My Thai. Check it out! (go out to dinner before/after? and let me know ^_^ )

vegan noodle: It's not bad, and I still have loads of it, so yeah, I'd use it again, but I'm still embarassed about buying my frosting, so I probably won't do it much after this ^_^;