Grrrr! In this week's food round-up, I *wanted* to bring you some cupcake pictures, some of the food that we made this week, and some information about foods I encountered for the first time at VegFest last week, thus concluding the 3-part series.
HOWEVER, blogger is not letting me upload images. I'm not going to rant about the myriad problems with blogger beta, but ... I will bring you the full food round-up with all the photos later this weekend. For now, all I have for you is...
These are the first cupcakes I made from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: Brooklyn vs. Boston Cream Pie Cakes.
There is a very specific reason I wanted to make these first. Boston Cream Pie was Daiku's favorite pre-vegan dessert. I wanted to make these for him to thank him for being such a good sport about veganism. I figured, how cool that I can make a vegan version of his favorite dairy dessert and surprise him with it!
So here they are:
Coming out of the oven
Being filled with pastry crème
And finally, topped with chocolate ganache.
The verdict? Daiku gave these 4.5 out of 5 stars- he ate 5 in just one day! I need to figure out how to use a pastry bag better and fill them with more pastry crème, but otherwise, they were a great addition to our dessert repertoire. We both noticed how moist and tasty these cupcakes were, even without the filling and the ganache.
Have a great night and a great weekend, everyone!