Jul 6, 2011

Baked; Vegan Red Velvet Knitting & Science Cupcakes






I made these science/knitting themed cupcakes last night to deliver to the Knit Lab ladies today. The decorations were pretty fiddly but I had so much fun making them (while sitting cross-legged on my lounge room floor watching the Tour De France with many plates laid out in front of me). I tried to think of a way to tie the cupcake holder onto the tray of my bike but decided it was probably a recipe for disaster (mind the pun) and walked into town with them. While I was walking I passed some tradies sitting on the side of the road who said "You can give us the left overs!".




I used (my very favourite cupcake recipe) the Vegan Crimson Velveteen Cupcakes recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World and the Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting from the same book. I dyed marzipan and rolled it to form the atoms and balls of wool, following this lovely lady's tutorial. It was my first time using marzipan and my attempt is far less fancy but I think they looked okay and tasted pretty dee-lish. I want to make another dozen for myself now!

16 comments:

  1. Adorable! I love the combination of colors and I'm a sucker for anything science themed. I wish I had your baking skills ;)

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  2. eep, I just saw these on flickr, they look amazing!!

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  3. they look amazing! you did a fantastic job.

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  4. These are gorgeous! I love the colors<3

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  5. and i'm happy to say they tasted as fantastic as they looked!! thanks so much Bianca :D

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  6. OMG, those looks FANTASTIC! If it wasn't so hot, I'd probably try my hand at making some. I suppose I'll just stick to regular knitting :3

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  7. You are too talented! Love the decorations. :)

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  8. These are just brilliant! I bet everyone was extremely impressed!
    X

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  9. Awe, they came out so cute! And I also like that container; I'd never seen it before.

    Hope you're having a fun week! ;)

    Miki.

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  10. oh my gosh those are too cute to eat! how fun!

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  11. They look amazing! Lovely work :)

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  12. just stumbled into your blog & love it. what great looking cupcakes! i'd be afraid to eat them...but i would anyway. ;)

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  13. Yum! They look amazing! And good timing, my sister in law has been hunting for a good vegan cupcake recipe so I'm passing this to her :)

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  14. You have come along way since you (aged 3) made your first pinch pot from the mud down at the dam.

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