Sunday, January 16, 2011
My Favorite Cupcakes from The Kind Diet
They're so pretty and festive - I loved making them and I felt like a little kid myself, impatiently anticipating "time to decorate."
I also love playing with color, and, colorfully speaking, there's nothing I like more than pure white with bright, pretty pops of color.
Normally I bake cupcakes (and cakes) from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. It's a wonderful cookbook. But I decided to try Alicia Silverstone's "Favorite Cupcakes" from The Kind Diet this time, except I made vanilla buttercream frosting instead of her recommended fudge frosting. Her cupcakes are yummy, but I think her fudge frosting would stand up to her whole wheat cake recipe better than my airy vanilla frosting... next time I'll go with the empty-calories theme and use a bleached out flour for such a silly cupcake. :-)