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18 May 2009 @ 01:31 pm
hi folks

does anyone have any never fail butter or vanilla cake recipes to use for decorating?

i can never seem to make vanilla cakes that are light and fluffy rather than dense or too crumbly!

thanks all.


15 March 2009 @ 04:43 pm
My latest hobby (and sometime business venture) is baking vegan cupcakes from VCTOTW. Here is a few from my latest batches.


Chocolate mint cupcakes

Lemon cupcake with lemon frosting.

Mocha cupcakes with mocha ganache and chocolate slice

Current Mood: chipperchipper
17 February 2009 @ 12:16 pm
My computer crashed a few weeks ago and I lost all of the food blogs that I had bookmarked. What blogs do you follow? I'm looking for blogs that post their recipes too.

I cross posted this a bit...I'm sorry if you see repeats on your f-list!
15 December 2008 @ 04:38 pm
I've never tried making fondant before, but this Christmas my goal is to basically make my body weight in cupcakes and then try frosting them more professionally and shipping them to friends in other states. I know fondant is the better bet for shipping, plus it looks so lovely in shapes. Does anybody have any advice for starting out with fondant and/or links to pretty designs and how-to guides? I'm especially interested in making little snowflakes in white and then sprinkling powdered sugar on top like snow. Is fondant solid enough to press the shapes with a tiny cookie cutter?
Any advice is appreciated!
(Also I live in Florida, and despite the cold, it's still kinda humid. Does this matter? Should I change the recipe at all?)
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
26 September 2008 @ 09:21 am
M'kay, I have a couple of requests for vegan dessert recommendations. I've found a lot of recipes online, but I don't know how good any of them actually are and would appreciate some input.

1. There are about eleventy billion vegan cupcake/cake recipes out there, so what's worked for you? What's a recipe that you just love?

2. Can you recommend a vegan recipe for any traditional Jewish dessert? This one's more specific, but hopefully you can help.

Links to recipes, book recommendations, or commenting with a recipe are all welcome. I'm a total novice in the vegan dessert department, so recipes for n00bs are best. TIA!

(cross-posted in a few places...)
11 May 2008 @ 04:51 pm
For my birthday, my boss went to the vegan bakery near her house and got me the most delicious cheesecake I have ever eaten. It was chocolate and had a dark chocolate coating. Anyone have any good recipes for vegan cheesecake? I'd love to try to make it at home.

Thanks in advance!
21 March 2008 @ 02:07 am
What's your favorite sweet treat?