I attempted to make my first vegan cupcakes today. They came out a bit dry and more like muffins, but the icing is delicious, so I just gooped it on! They are carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. All vegan. They taste pretty good and I am bringing them to a friend’s house for dinner, so hopefully they will be enjoyed by all. I had to make the vegan cream cheese icing a peachy color because it came out a light beige and not attractive. I used vegan sprinkles that I got from Wholefoods called Sprinkelz. The icing is not thick, but it might be the best icing I’ve ever tasted. I used whole wheat flour which is why it looks so hearty and organic maple sugar from Trader Joe’s. I think that things that are homemade are so great. There are so many baked goods at the grocery store and they cost a lot less than homemade, but homemade is so much more thoughtful.
The birds are getting some final touches and this afternoon I will be making some new critters. Here they are.And finally, I took the lion and raccoon up to the roof a few days ago to take a photo that will be used for Renegade Handmade Craft Fair. Adorable!