Monday, August 17, 2009

one more time with feeling..

While I was on vacation my camera decided to be really awesome *note sarcasm* and the stop the display screen from working...
i can still take pictures on it/upload pictures from it..but I just never know what I'm taking a picture of..and that can usually be a problem! :)
I have a nicer camera as well, but the battery on that one seemed to die just as I got home as well! Such luck, no?
Thus I am camera-less, but hopefully that will change soon and I'll be able to take more pictures/do more reviews as much as i want.

I did however make some cupcakes for a party my roommate and I had last week..and I used her camera to snap a picture..they were WAY too cute to not take a picture of!

kind of spring-esque, aren't they? maybe not the right season, but i thought they were cute anyway ;)
plus lets just say i didnt even get to try one..they were gone by the end of the party, but that might be because SOMEONE ate 6 of them!! i won't put the blame out there, but i was a little bummed i didnt get to try one, however, from everyone else i heard that they were quite delicious!

I used the vanilla cupcake recipe from Joy of Vegan Baking, which I haven't used before. Usually my go to is always Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World .. (which BTW I need to get on getting Vegan Brunch VERY soon!!) I thought they baked the same, and I guess they tasted good too so that's a good switch up recipe!
For the frosting..I noticed we didnt have any powdered sugar in the house at the last minute, so I made one using regular sugar?
I found it online..and I have to say it didn't come out as "fluffy" as using powdered sugar..
I also used a pre-packaged thing of pink and yellow fondant that I had gotten for Christmas that I never got a chance to use yet! Fondant is SOO super easy and makes everything look adorable..I'll definitely have to use it again :)

So other than that I've just been attempting to "live up" the rest of my summer.. school starts up again in 1 week from today! will also be my birthday in a week and 1 day from today!!
Not just any birthday, though..
In recognition of my favorite game as well..
I'll be the big bad

Okay maybe not that big or bad..but i'm still super excited ! :)

hope everyone is enjoying the rest of their summers as well and hopefully i'll be able to post and do some reviews soon!


Anonymous said...

Those cuppers are so ADORABLE!!!

Bianca said...

Cuteness! I love the fondant decor. I'd have never thought to make icing from regular sugar, but good to know that works in a pinch.

JennShaggy said...

Thanks, Lauren :)

I do my damndest!

And we do have a lot of fun together. It's nice that we don't have to be super-serious all the time.

I have been eating cherries like a monster while they're in season...and cheap. I f'in love them so much.

Vegetation said...

Your cupcakes are adorably fabulous!!! I love that you used regular sugar in the icing (and it's great to know it worked because I've had many last minute dashes to the shops).

The Voracious Vegan said...

Those are too cute! Really put a smile on my face, and I bet they taste delicious too.

Theresa said...

Totally cute cupcakes!

Girl on Raw said...

What is it with camera's dying lately. I am seriously in need of one right now too. Have to stick to using he boy's SLR (bit big for quick and simple kitchen photos tho) til I pick a new one.

Hey btw I wanted to buy UNO too for our plane journeys this last holiday but totally forgot all about it. Thanks for reminding me. I love it too :D