Wednesday, September 3, 2008

D'OH....... NUTS! and wedding cake! and cookies!

Sooo, what have I been doing over Labor Day weekend? Laboring of course! If you consider baking laboring, that is. Wellllll, I painted too.

My friend came from Boston this weekend for a wedding, and we have this tradition of making oatmeal raisin cookies together, so I brought my ingredients over to her house and we had a blast! (She had already changed out of her clothes by the time we got to her house)

This was the weirdest thing ever! You see the little black curly things? Well, the parchment paper actually burnt off! It was really weird! Oh well. The cookies were good, and that's all that matters.



For fun, I decided to make yeast doughnuts! There are always Krispy Kremes at Sunday School, so I wanted to make my own vegan renditions.

These are my rendition of a Krispy Kreme. Plain ol' vanilla glazed. PURE SUGAR!! and fat, too. yummmm.


Maple donuts!!! These were my personal favorite. I've loved maple donuts all my life, but I didn't know that they were maple until I made the glaze for these! I opened the bottle of maple extract and thought, "This smells familiar!" And so through my scental de ja vu, I rediscovered my old friend. :)


Here they are together. So happy together..... (they can't see each other lovin' nobody but... ok. nevermind)




Happy Heart Donuts! These I coated with a cinnamon-sugar mixture. These were my mom's favorite because they weren't too sweet.




My brother had a "singles" party this past weekend (lol) so I made them a [vegan] wedding cake so that they wouldn't go through life not even having ONE wedding cake to call their own. I know, I'm so thoughtful :) haha


Can you see why I've gained several inches all around in this past weekend? haha

24 comments:

Peggy the Veggie said...

That's weird how the parchment paper got burnt! I've never had that happen to me before. Good to hear that the cookies were great, though.

Oh mannnn, I am majorly craving some maple donuts now, those used to be my very favorite too!

shelby said...

I've had my parchment paper get a little browned around the edges but never burnt..thats crazy!


mmm maple doughnuts! what recipe did you use?

Virginia said...

Please share your donut recipe?!?! They look amazing!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Cookies, donuts, and a singles wedding cake all in one weekend! Wow, you really were laboring in the kitchen. The cake looks amazing.

The Voracious Vegan said...

WHOA! Those donuts look amazing. I crave donuts all the time, I might just have to try making a batch! And that cake....I'm speechless! Truly gorgeous!

sweetpotato said...

My parchment paper burns too!

Everything looks really good!

I made the pink glaze out of confectioner's sugar, almond milk, and food coloring!

vegannurse said...

DONUTS! YUM! I used to love the Krispy Kreme doughnuts, too, but I hate the heartburn I usually g ot after consuming them.

Yours looks soooo good!! Can I have one, please? hehe.. what recipe did u use. btw?

jessy said...

donuts! cookies! and the most spectacular cake i've seen - dayyyyyyyyuuuuuuuuuuuum! that's AWESOME! :D

VegTeen for Christ said...

Wow, that cake is amazing, it looks so professional!

Where did you get the recipe for the donuts? They look delish!

-kelsey

tofufreak said...

I was lazy and used the recipe from My Sweet Vegan, everyone. I'll test some of my own concoctions soon and tell you all how they turn out!

twoveganboys said...

The donuts look awesome. Yum! And the cake is beautiful. I have had parchment paper burn in my oven too.

Krys

Cody said...

I want those donuts. They looks yummy.

I've never even considered making donuts. I just assume it's too difficult, so I've never bothered. Perhaps I should reconsider my position.

Celine said...

I thought I was the only one who had a parchment paper mishap! I've switched to using Silpats ever since it happened.

also: maple donuts...oh my.

Allison said...

Heart shaped donuts.....yum! Somehow your donuts lost their way and never made it to Spanish class!! Hmmm....

Mihl said...

What a talented cakemaker you are! And making oatmeal raisin cookies is a great tradition.
My parchment paper burns all the time because my oven is crazy :)

talieworld said...

Ooo, donuts! I must get My Sweet Vegan, I haven't had one in years!

Beautiful cake!

mustardseed said...

Hey! You're cute! And you look like a Singaporean to me, you got the same chinese features!

I envy your experience...in Singapore you don't get such high quality vegan food at restaurants. Ughh.

Chickpeas a la king is a vegan version of chicken a la king, which is chicken and peas in cream sauce. Bryanna had a recipe in her almost no fat cookbook. I don't have the book but I have the recipe, email me for the details! (:

Liz² said...

wow wow wow! beautiful cake! and I want those donuts sooooo bad.

(as for avocado icing, just make regular buttercream, except replace all the fat with avocado. and... I used a bit of extra shortening - like a tablespoon - just for stability)

ninaki said...

Maple donuts are the best!!oh and the wedding cake looks very professional! good job!

Sal said...

that is one gorgeous looking cake.

I want a donut now as well.

Anardana said...

Wow! The donuts looks very impressive!

River said...

That is one impressive cake! You are very talented!

Those donuts look ridiculously good!

Leesa said...

Ohh!!! That cake looks so pretty! I just found your blog from Snooky Doodle's blog and wanted to say hi!
I was a high school teacher for 5 years in San Diego, Cali. and wanted to say I am very proud of you for having your own blog-

I'm a vegetarian former vegan 'cuz it's just sooo dificile to me a vegan here in France!! I'm adding you to my blog roll so I can check back to see what you are baking... I LOVE to bake, too!!!
Take care,
Leesa

Wild Spice said...

Yum! I'm trying a vegan donut recipe soon...