Wednesday, January 03, 2007
not-hostess vegan cupcakes
yesterday i broke into several of my christmas presents, which i got from my secret santa, including double strength vanilla extract and the elusive black cocoa!
observe, below: this cocoa is black as dirt. it looks like very nice, rich potting soil, actually. it isn't supposed to be used full strength in a recipe, but added for extra deep, dark richness.
yet again, i made the fauxstess cupcakes from vegan with a vengeance. they've always come out delicious and dangerous, but this is the first time i've done them right, with the magical black cocoa, and hoo boy.
i made two dozen yesterday. one dozen went to cbb this morning, and two traveled to school with bean and boo. that leaves...ten? and the cupcake below is one of just three in my fridge tonight.
m thinks my cupcake business could explode if i were to perfect shipping them, so that i could sell them mail order. can you imagine my ad in the back of veg news, perhaps? i have to settle on a name for my bakery. bean's vote is sugar on my tongue. any other ideas, dear readers?
another question, and a test to see how carefully you're reading. who will volunteer to be a taste tester, so that i can try overnighting a couple of cupcakes to you, and you can give me a full report on the state of the cupcakes on arrival, as well as the taste..? any volunteers out there?