Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Birthday Dreams of Cookies and Cream

Today is one of my dear friend's birthdays, we celebrated last night at her house with dinner and dessert, birthday cupcakes of course! I had been looking for an excuse to try out a new cupcake recipe, and this one fit the bill perfectly (read: chocolate). Here are my Cookies and Cream Cupcakes from VCTOTW.

I have seen these cupcakes on many of your blogs, and have always wanted to try them out. They were pretty fast and easy to make, I had two hours after getting home from work. The best part was I didn't have to deal with piping the frosting (which I still haven't gotten the hang of!), and instead just plopped a huge gob of frosting on top. The fluffy vegan frosting on these cupcakes is divine so light and smooth. Plus, the crunch of the cookies both in the cupcakes and in the frosting makes for a nice textural contrast, more plainly worded, just a damn tasty cupcake!! John proclaimed that these are my best cupcakes yet. He was amazed at the lack of a hint soy flavor (his most common complaint about vegan desserts .... although he's only complained once or twice). I was bad last night and ate two, must try to have more will power tonight.


vko said...

oh- you are a very good friend- for sharing those yummy yummy cupcakes. They look perfectly scrumptious!

Vegan*asm said...

Mmm, I have had my eye on those since the first time I opened that book, but I still haven't made them. I just found a small bag of oreos hidden in my cabinet, so I think they will be in my near future. Yours look divine!

Veg-a-Nut said...

Oh my goodness, those look wonderful. I should have checked your blog before I went to the store.I would have gotten some vegan oreos. My birthday is coming soon, this looks like a winner to me!

bazu said...

Happy birthday to a lucky friend!
I haven't tried the cookies 'n cream cuppers yet, although I think they look so cool and dramatic!
I don't think any of the VCTOTW taste like soy (some don't even have any soy), so feel free to try them all!

KleoPatra said...

What a sweet friend you are. Those cupcakes are super cute, too. i've seen them on other blogs and always, like now with yours, eye them with a happy face. Thanks for the smile!

And lack of that beany, soy taste is always a good thing in sweet vegan goods.

Will power?! Life is short, enjoy, i say! :o) An extra few miles near the bats on your next run will balance out any extra calories!

i thought of you at that bat talk, by the way. Super cool that you get to be so close to so many of those awesome critters... thank you for commenting about them!