Friday, July 29, 2011


The other day I was craving something sweet, so I decided to bake some cupcakes. I wanted to take some pics to post on this blog, but I realized that I still have not found my camera amidst all the boxes & chaos since we moved in last month. Sooo...I thought I'd share a few photos of the cupcakes that I baked last year for both of my boys' birthdays. You see, they share the same birthday month {September}, and their birthdays are less than two weeks apart, AND they are 11 years apart {I know that's a HUGE gap in between}! :)

Anyway, last March 2010, I had given up meat & dairy due to health reasons {more on that later}. I was quite sick for awhile, and it had seemed that giving up those things really helped me out immensely with my health, I went cold turkey and decided to go vegan! Because I have such a SWEET tooth, I was determined to find vegan dessert recipes that did not taste like cardboard or dirt! lol And I have to tell you, that these cupcakes do NOT disappoint!

For my son's 3rd Birthday last year, I baked some chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting & sprinkles, and brought them to his pre-school. I made mini cuppy cakes for his classmates, and a regular sized one for the birthday boy. I was laughing because the kiddos gobbled them up, one by one and even asked for more! They did not suspect that these were vegan {no dairy or eggs}. :)

For my older son's birthday last year, I made chocolate oreo cupcakes with vanilla & crushed oreo frosting!!! 1 little cupper for each year = 14 total!!!

These days, although I no longer eat any meat, I did start trying to slowly add dairy & eggs back into my diet. Note that even though I flip-flop between being a vegan & vegetarian, my hubby & kids still eat meat/dairy AND I still cook them regular non-vegan meals.

Anyway, if you want to know how to have really tasty cupcakes sans all the unhealthy cholesterol, pick up this book - I promise you won't be disappointed:

I'm linking this to "We're declaring July Cupcake Month" @Pressed Down, Shaken Together.

and to

{my first time at this link party, since I missed last time & just finding out about more awesome blog parties!} ;)



Keri @ pressed down, shaken together said...

Hi there! Thanks so much for linking this to our cupcake party!! Most link parties (I list a TON at the bottom of my craft and recipe posts) allow you to link up recipes...just read the fine print just in case!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Shaheen said...

Wow, they look so scrummy. I think I've only made two recipes fromt he book, need to look over it for more inspiration.

June said...

Ooooh your oreo cupcakes make me want to make something sweet too.

I wanted to pop over from Brenda's to welcome you to blogging.

Red Rose Alley said...

How funny!! I just went to another blog who had a cupcake post, and I told her that I wanted to do a cupcake post soon. We are all thinking the same thing. I absolutely love cupcakes, and these look incredible. Makes me want one very much.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

@Keri, thank you for hosting the cupcake party. Once I get used to this whole "blogging thing," I will be sure to link up to more parties. ;)

@Shaheen & June, thanks for stopping by my blog post. ;)

@Sheri, I love cupcakes...and I LOVE sweets AND baking, so I hope to post more "dessert posts" in the future! ;)


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