emoji party.

Milo is turning 8 this year, and he wanted an emoji themed party! I created this invite a few weeks prior to the day.

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We had 22 kids come play broomball at the local skating rink. I made cake and cupcakes, and the goodie bags had emoji pez, plush emoji keychains and emoji fruit snacks packaged in a little yellow bag.

Milo will only eat cupcakes that I make, but loved this idea to turn cupcakes into a cake. 14 cupcakes fit on this tray, and I had to do a batch and a half of frosting to get it to cover the “cake” nicely. I used fondant for the eyes and smile. Then we had some poop cakes too. Both were a hit with the kids. some even wanted TWO cupcakes! I used recipes from vegan cupcakes take over the world

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The party was chaos, but the kids had alot of fun!

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halloween cupcakes.

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The last of the halloween posts!
Just wanted to share these fun cupcakes I made.

I used the chocolate recipe from vegan cupcakes take over the world, but can also be found here, along with some vegan creme cheese frosting. I decorated with gummy worms, oreos and skittles! (you can uses m&ms or reeses if you arent vegan)

Since you need the filling on the both sides for the owl eyes, thats where the dirt cupcakes came in.
On the left over side that didnt have the filling, i put these in a blender and made “dirt” then dipped the tops of the frosted cupcakes into the oreos – then crammed some gummy worms in there. These were of course, the first cupcakes the kids went to! They love their gummies.

The owl cupcakes, i just split the oreos, placed some skittles for the beak and eyes, (I used frosting to “glue” the eyes down) and spiked up the frosting at the top for ears.

funfetti cupcakes.

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Nothing says happy birthday like funfetti cupcakes, am I right?? Tomorrow is my birthday, so I thought this recipe was fitting. I actually made these for my co workers birthday last week and they were a hit.
These just might be the most perfect vegan vanilla cake! you can find the recipe over here, these did NOT dissapoint!

I topped mine with vegan cream cheese frosting because its the best!
1/4 cup vegan creme cheese
1/4 cup earth balance
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tpsn vanilla extract

Beat all ingredients with a mixer for a few minutes until light and fluffy.

28. horchata cupcakes & a baby shower!

My friend Mandy requested my cupcakes for her baby shower today….One of her favorites are my horchata cupcakes. I basically just modified my go-to vanilla cupcake recipe a while back, after trying an horchata cupcake at swim cafe. These definitely are a crowd pleaser; vegans and non vegans seem to love them! They were definitely a hit at today’s baby shower….

Heres the recipe:  (makes 12)
1 cup vegan horchata milk
1 tspn apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
2 tspn vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
2T cornstarch
1/2 tspn baking soda
3/4 tspn baking powder
1 tspn cinnamon
1/4 tspn salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare your cupcake liners.  Whisk the horchata with the vinegar and set aside for a few minutes.
Beat together the horchata, oil, sugar, vanilla in a large bowl. Sift in the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
Don’t overmix, but mix to make sure there are no lumps. Pour into liners and bake 20-22 minutes.

Frosting:
1/4 cup cup earth balance
1/4 cup vegan cream cheese
1tspn vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tspn cinnamon (add more or less depending on how you want it!)

With a mixer, beat together the earth balance and cream cheese. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar and cinnamon and beat on high until light and fluffy.

And now here are some scenes from today’s baby shower. We kept the theme (moustaches!) a surprise, and she loved it.


I set up a mock/DIY style photobooth. Basically I put the camera on a tripod and brought the remote so mandy can take photos with all her friends. We used glitter moustaches as a prop. Kind of silly, but we had fun with it…