Saturday, February 6, 2010

cupcake memories

i've wanted to make these fauxstess cupcakes (from vwav) since the day i went vegan. for one, they look freakin' rockin! and second, i have the greatest memories of eating them when i was a little girl. my mom would always buy a package of these (they come two to a pack), and we'd split them. man, i remember them being soooo good. maybe it's because when you share something, it tastes twice as awesome.


nowadays, i don't really have a taste for the sweets, but i did want to make these as a special treat for my mom. the funny story is that i starting making them last year for mother's day... i bought all the special ingredients, set aside a chunk of time, and baked the cupcake. before i could ice them, they had to cool, so i set them on the counter and went for a run. that was the last i ever saw of them - one of my dogs decided i had made them for him and devoured every last one. (at first i was freaked, but he's 90 pounds and the little bit of cocoa powder didn't seem to bother him).

anyways, it took me quite a bit of time to recover from that trauma, and i made them again this week (watching the dogs at every step). yes, they take some time, but they were so worth my mom's excitement! happy birthday mom!

13 comments:

Allison, The Busy (Happy!) Vegan said...

They look amazing! Did they taste like you remember?

miss v said...

i had half of one, and yes, they totally tasted like the real thing!

jessy said...

they're absolutely awesome, miss. v.! i can't believe your dog ate the ones you made for your mom a while ago. i would have been so upset! that's awesome that you made them again - food memories are some of my favorites and i hope these took ya back! your mom's so lucky and you're too sweet to make these for her birthday!

East Village Vegan said...

Love that recipe too! Glad you decided to make them again. Hope they were worth it!

DJ Karma said...

I've been wanting to make those too! Glad your doggie survived- one of my dogs ate a whole bag of tootsie rolls once (unwrapped each one and everything!)... we freaked out too, but it didn't seem to bother him either, thank God!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Cheeky little doggy! They look amazing - I haven't made that recipe yet and it's always nice to get recommendations on what recipes to make out of that book.

The Voracious Vegan said...

One time my beagle snatched a chocolate cookie and I was SO terrified. Luckily she didn't seem to mind at all. Not only do I not want my dogs eating chocolate because it is bad for them, but also because I want to hoard it all for me!!!

These cupcakes look INCREDIBLE! You iced them perfectly.

Mihl said...

Ha ha, I'm glad the dod didn't eat them this time. They look adorable and I bet they were delicious.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

awww, silly dog! I'm glad your Mom finally got her Fauxstess.

Usha said...

These cupcakes look fantastic !

veggievixen said...

they are amazing!!! my friend has made them before and they are both pretty to look at and delicious for eating. great work!

Cassie - Vegan Fox said...

Those look incredible! I know all about animal chocolate scares. When Cameron was a kitten he gobbled up a bunch of hershey's kisses (pre-vegan days). Everyone told me that he would probably die. I don't think he even got sick! Super-kitty! (Really he's just a monster! haha)

VEGAN TICKLES said...

Got to make this ASAP. Hope I have all the ingredients.