Adventures of a veg*n.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Cupcakes!

FINALLY putting VCTOtW to good use!
These are just regular banana cupcakes, fresh out of the oven:

Topped with chocolate buttercream frosting
and a few chopped walnuts:
The whole gang!

The only thing is.. marching band is over now.. I don't know who I baked these for. I'M certainly not going to eat them all. I just had some old bananas that I needed to use, and I STILL have 2 left! Yikes.

11 comments:

Megan the Vegan said...

Your markcing band friends are going to miss you! You were always baking such great stuff for them. Wish I could take some of those banana cupcakes off your hands!

bazu said...

Great frosting job! I haven't tried the banana cupcakes yet (I made the rum raisin ones tonight) but yours look yummy. I agree that your bandmates are going to miss you and your treats!

Do you have access to a freezer you so you could freeze the bananas?

theONLYtania said...

Oh man Megan, I wish you could take the cupcakes too lol.

Bazu.. well there is a full size fridge with a freezer down in the kitchen, good idea. Can I still freeze the bananas if they're getting a little brown already? I have to unpeel them first right?

Leslie said...

Make some banana bread. Or freeze them. My, you must be the most popular girl on your floor (or in the whole dorm).

These look wonderful.

raising_kahne said...

aaugh! It is pure torture to see people post their yummy VCTOTW pics! I want the book soo bad, but havent got it yet. These look so delicious, and the frosting job was greatly done! Share them with some friends, or better yet, make new friends by giving them some of these yummy cuppers!

bazu said...

I've heard you can freeze them even without peeling them. And it's actually better if they're overripe, because then when they freeze, and thaw, they are the perfect consistency for baking with. I peel and slice bananas (overripe) and freeze and then use them for smoothies and breakfast ice cream.

Leslie said...

Tania, you don't have to peel the banana to freeze them first. I let mine get super brown (no yellow left) and then freeze them. They are good, very ripe. I take one out and use it for smoothies a lot (adds thickness) and all you need is a small sharp knife and just thinly slice the peel off. It is really easy once you get the hang of it, I can unpeel it in one roll now. Try it.

Melissa said...

I peel my bananas, because I found it a pain in the butt to peel them when frozen. So frozen bananas can be used in baking? I was never sure, but I never have bananas when I need them, just frozen ones.

Nikki said...

I'm thinking you should just make some new friends all over campus. Just think of all the good pr for vegans you will create!

laura jesser said...

Those cupcakes look so great. I knew you would be dangerous with that cookbook in your hands!

Kati said...

These cupcakes look awesome. I definitely recommend freezing the bananas peeled - you can even eat them right out of the freezer for a cold and creamy snack.

I sure wish someone had baked vegan treats when I was in band...