Monday, July 13

Cupcakes for many TFC celebrations!!!!!

Since the topic of the week here at TFC is food, I thought it would be a good day to post about cupcakes. Why? Because we have a lot to celebrate around here! Last Monday was Lauren's birthday. Today is mine and Linda's. Saturday is Melissa's wedding. ETA: (because how could I forget) Saturday is also Sara Hantz's birthday! Alyson's Immortals series is crazy successful. I got to meet Kay at the ALA conference (dude, I think that is totally dessert worthy!) and the list goes on. I mean have you read our Good News Friday posts lately?!?

Now I personally prefer cupcakes to cake. They are the perfect dessert size and come in so many flavors. I love cupcakes so much I decided to get them instead of cake for my upcoming wedding in October. Since I'm vegan, I found this fabulous new business in my area called Vegan Bomb.

We met them at a coffee house and they brought us a bunch of samples to try:
Coconut Lime
Lemon-aide (with vodka injected into it so it tasted like a vodka lemonade!)
Cookies and Cream (with an Oreo on top!)
Mint Chocolate Chip
Peanut Butter (with peanuts on top!)
Strawberries and Cream (with a strawberry wafer on top!)
Chocolate ganache (which was just like a Ho Ho or hostess cupcake!)
Vanilla chocolate chip

They were the most beautiful cupcakes I've ever seen (even more decorative then the generic cupcake picture I found and posted above) and neither my fiance (who is not vegan *at all*) nor I could believe they were completely dairy-free. They were more moist and tasty than any cupcakes we ever had!

My mom's fave was the chocolate ganache. Scott was between the Coconut Lime and Mint Chocolate Chip. I was between Coconut Lime and Peanut Butter and Strawberries and Cream and the Chocolate Ganache. Obviously I am very indecisive. This is another reason why cupcakes instead of cake is good, especially when it comes to a wedding. We can choose a bunch of flavors and guest can pick their faves!

So today I am serving up virtual cupcakes in honor of my fellow TFCers various big days and big news! What flavor will you choose? Today for my bday I am pure chocolate ganache. Mmmmm.

Oh and if you want to come celebrate my birthday and my upcoming Ballads of Suburbia book launch with me even more, please come visit my blog today. I kicked off the Ballads of Suburbia Cyber Release Party! Many of my fellow TFC authors will be participating. But today I did my very first vlog. Actually I did two. One showing off my new tattoo and the other doing a special reading from Ballads of Suburbia! Go here to check out!

Now back to cyber noshing on cupcakes!


Annika said...

Yum! I have vanilla ice cream in my freezer and some rhubarb compote, so I choose chocolate ganache because they'll all go nicely together.

Anonymous said...

Cupcakes! I love cupcakes!

I had a friend in college who couldn't eat sweets with us because she was a vegan. I felt so bad for her because there wasn't a single place in the area that catered to vegans. Glad you were able to find some yummy cupcakes!

Now I'm craving cupcakes. *yummy*

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Vegan cupcakes??? Perfect! And Happy Day/Week/Month to all celebrating good stuff!

Marie said...

i was all about getting red velvet cupcakes for my wedding (its in about a week) but then a decided to get a dressy-dressy (its a 1920 vintage looking white dress) instead of a baby-doll and figured i'd have to go more upscale and go for a cake. it's still red velvet though!

Sara Hantz said...

Yum vegan cupcakes, means I can eat them as I'm dairy free!!!!! They look divine.

My birthday also on the 18th, that makes a lot of TFCers born around this time.... there must have been something in the water.

Wendy Toliver said...

My mouth is positively watering! What a great idea to have cupcakes at your wedding. I'm a huge fan of cupcakes too, and the coconut lime is the flavor I'd most love to try.

There truly are lots of wonderful celebrations happening for TFCers and I'm happy to be a part of the virtual party.
Hugs all around!

Alyson Noel said...

Raising a virtual vanilla chocolate chip cupcake to you!!

Happy Birthday all the b-day peeps, happy release, happy conference, happy wedding . . .Happy Happy!

I LOVE the idea of cupcakes at a wedding--great idea!

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Oh cupcakes, you can never have to many. That's a massive cluster of big events happening, it's sounding like Four Weddings and a Funeral!

Heather Zundel said...

I love cupcakes, they are like a self contained cake all for your very own. ^_^

Ooooh, I see a purple one. Can I have that one?

Kay Cassidy said...

I LOVE cupcakes! (And yes, meeting you at ALA was totally cupcake worthy.) :-)

Happy birthday wishes, blissful wedding wishes... what a great month at TFC!

Stephanie Kuehnert said...

Eeep, Sara, I can't believe I forgot you. I'm terrible! I added you in!

Mmmmm all these cupcakes are making me hungry! I'm glad you guys all liked the idea though. And Marie, your wedding cake (and dress!) sounds gorgeous!

Sara Hantz said...

Thanks for adding me in there Steph.... hopefully one day we'll all be able to celebrate together in person!!!!!

Melissa Walker said...

Marie, I'm doing a red velvet cake at my wedding too!

Stephanie Kuehnert said...

Yes, TFC birthday party! Brilliant idea, Sally!

And Melissa and Marie, I was thinking red velvet if I hadn't stumbled across the cupcakes....

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