Friday, October 24, 2008

VeganMoFo day #24 - Maple Bday Tidings & Pizza

Today was my buddy Kevin's bday, so I made him maple cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World. We went to lunch w/ Kajal at Taco Del Mar.


I skipped the maple extract in the batter, probably a good move because the cupcakes were super mapley enough without it.

I tried making the maple frosting, but it was a disaster. Very gross, I'm not sure what I did wrong. If the frosting had been maple, it would have been a maple overdose - this is coming from somebody that could drink maple syrup from the bottle. They were perfect as is with VCTOTW's vanilla buttercream. I don't like the name buttercream, it sounds very unvegan, but it is. If you haven't made these yet, you gotta do it.

For dinner, we had Juliano's pizza. Juliano's is located in Seattle and he makes the best pizza. The cheese is follow your heart - somehow he can serve it up in thick slices and make it taste great. If you're ever in Seattle, stop by.

Calzone

Scoatt moved to VT to live with my brother last year. A couple of the cats and Kobie were picking on him. cat-cat-dog-cat-cat-cat-cat-cat dynamics are complex. He's now an only cat and he loves it. Mostly because he is the huggiest kissiest neediest cat ever. You gotta love a cat that can purr and growl in the same breath :) This pic is from this summer. Ok, now you've met everybody, though I sort of put the dog's pics in much earlier posts.

12 comments:

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Wowza, that pizza looks great!

beastmomma said...

Juiliano's is fantastic, especially for a late night delight!

Veg-a-Nut said...

Happy birthday and wow, does that pizza look good

Jeni Treehugger said...

Those cupcakes look good, what a nice friend you are.
Scoatt is a big booty isn't he - he's adorable.

River said...

Such yummy and pretty cupcakes! And that pizza looks amazing! Kevin is one lucky guy!
Scoatt is so cute and furry! <3

VeggieGirl said...

Faaaabulous pizza meal and cupcakes!!

Aww, Scott is cute :0)

Cody said...

Maple is awesome and should be in everything.

That pizza looks yummy. I want it.

Zoey said...

Hi Bethany,

Those cupcakes looks amazing. I have only made the plain vanilla cupcakes out of VCTOTW. I really should start branching out.

VeganView said...

I think I need a batch of those cupcakes asap. They embody all that is right with fall weather and yummy goodness!

Happy Herbivore! said...

happy birthday!

Vegan Princess said...

Wow, that cupcake looks great. But I'll tell you, that man looks even better. I'd eat him up good!

Is he single?

Bethany said...

Vegan Princess, you are a true MoFo. For anybody else reading this, Kevin is the thinly veiled Vegan Princess eating the cupcake in the post's pic.