It’s a homemade Golden Oreo and vanilla pastry cream stuffed into a golden cupcake. G’damn! That’s some work but the results look ridonc. For all you lazies in the house, here’s what I’d do: Just buy the Golden Oreos and some vegan pudding and then beg a friend to do the rest. And THAT’S how you get things done and still have time to watch TV all day. Livin’ the dream!
This recipe was inspired by the Bake it in a Cake website, which is just a place that posts pictures of food baked into other food. I’m a fan.
We’ve heard from a Friend of Vegansaurus (Hi Karin!), that there are now three flavors of vegan cupcakes available at Cako in Union Square. The three flavors are red velvet, double chocolate, and mocha. HELLO! Karin tried the double chocolate and said it was pretty damn good. Has anyone else been there?! It seems like it might be a good stop after dinner at Golden Era or Lahore Karahi. It’s on O’Farrell at Powell (right off BART! Yes!) and open everyday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., so you Tenderloin-living fat-asses can get your vegan cupcakes pretty much all the time (except between 9 p.m. and 10 a.m., which is fine because those are good times to stay indoors in your neighborhood. That is funny because you live in a crack den lolz!).
UPDATE 10/11/10: Vegan cupcakes are only available special order through Cako now!
The Kitchn (OMG SPELL IT RIGHT I HATE YOU), delves into vegan & gluten-free cupcakes with good results, despite the whininess of the author who is all, “OMG THERE ISN’T PIG’S BLOOD IN THESE DISGUSTING!” Anyway, she asks for help to make the recipe even more often so expert vegan bakers, get over there and show that bitch the light.
Cupcake Blogger (I love/hate that such a category of blogger exists) Rite of Cake challenged a group of 50 women to try vegan and non-vegan cupcakes (A TRUE PEPSI CHALLENGE!) and report back on which one they preferred. Well, see above. BAM, BITCHES!
In even more awesome news, it was a Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World recipe vs. a Martha Stewart recipe. So what it comes down to is that a couple chicks from Brooklyn are better than the Queen of Clean, or whatever her ridiculous nickname is.
Yesterday we ate the banana pecan (vegan) Mission Minis cupcakes. Here is our review: they are the motherfucking bomb. The jimmy jam. More, please.
They are like a mini banana muffin (not unlike Arizmendi Bakery’s vegan banana walnut muffins, but I won’t hold the cupcakes to that standard because those Arizmendi muffins are like they were just flown in on the backs of fat cherubim blowing trumpets and smearing delicious banana and brown sugar all over your body—REVIEW TO COME!) but with a pleasant spice kick that reminds you it’s almost time for fall food like pumpkin breads and butternut squash ravioli and allspice dram cocktails. I’m so excited.
Anyway, back to the Mission Minis. The icing is wonderful, too. It’s light, more on the sugary than the shortening-y side, and the perfect balanced amount. I, for one, hate when the ratio of cake to frosting is weighted too heavily toward the frosting, and here, the cake part really is allowed to shine. The little pecan finisher is just a crisp, professional touch, and I love that the frosting dollop retains its shape.
I want more of these. At $1 apiece, they are recession-friendly too (except if, like me, you are unable to stop at five.) As previously reported in this blog (what what!), their store opens on 22nd Street between Mission and Capp Streets sometime very soon (Oct. 1st, maybe!?). We’ll keep you posted BELIEVE YOU ME.
Mission Minis promises vegan cupcakes! »
They’re supposedly opening sometime soon (
whatever the fuck that means!Oct. 1st, permit gods allowing, so let’s say sometime in October MAYBE) at 3168 22nd St. (between Capp and Mission). They’ll have a few vegan flavors (banana cake with maple frosting LAY IT ON ME) and will set you back a buck each. More details from these scooping motherfuckers and Mission Minis adorable website.