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Old 03-01-2009, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Southeast US
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I baked my first batch of vegan cupcakes last night and topped them off with a chocolate icing. Although I'm told they taste wonderful, I'm allergic to chocolate and can't taste for myself. Anyone have a basic, simple vanilla-like icing recipe?
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:34 AM
 
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Oh, no! You made cupcakes and you can't eat them yourself ???

I found a couple recipes online, one made with soy margarine and one with soy yogurt. Most of the soy margarines I've tried have been pretty awful, but I've had some good soy yogurt -- so that's probably the recipe I'd start with.

Hopefully someone has a recipe that they've actually used and can post it for you ... ???
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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I have a really nice recipe for buttercream frosting. Haven't tried it, but I've tried some of her other recipes, and they are absolutely delicious. It's from the book, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World, by Isa Moskowitz and Tery Romero.

They have a web site: Post Punk Kitchen, The Post Punk Kitchen: Vegetarian cooking & vegan baking with no attitude, where recipes are posted.

I can write the recipe out here if you want, or you can get it online. Your poison...
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:44 PM
 
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I have a really nice recipe for buttercream frosting. Haven't tried it, but I've tried some of her other recipes, and they are absolutely delicious. It's from the book, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World, by Isa Moskowitz and Tery Romero.

They have a web site: Post Punk Kitchen, The Post Punk Kitchen: Vegetarian cooking & vegan baking with no attitude, where recipes are posted.

I can write the recipe out here if you want, or you can get it online. Your poison...
Thanks for the tip. I went and bought the book. Lots of good stuff in here.
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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Thank you for the recipe link, we have a whole container of cupcakes in the kitchen that could really use some of that frosting...
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:58 PM
 
Location: WA
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Default vegan cupcakes

I bought Vegan Cupcakes - Take Over the World.

They refer to nonhydrogenated margarine, stating they use Earth Balance.

Then.... another ingredient used is nonhydrogenated "shortening" -- both used in the same recipe. What's the difference??

Also, aren't vegans supposed to cut out granulated sugar? I'm new at this -- anyway, some of the recipes call for granulated sugar? I'm confused.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:23 AM
 
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I bought Vegan Cupcakes - Take Over the World.

They refer to nonhydrogenated margarine, stating they use Earth Balance.

Then.... another ingredient used is nonhydrogenated "shortening" -- both used in the same recipe. What's the difference??

Also, aren't vegans supposed to cut out granulated sugar? I'm new at this -- anyway, some of the recipes call for granulated sugar? I'm confused.
White cane sugar is vegan if it isn't filtered with bone char. Additionally, beet sugar is usually always vegan.

I believe the recipes call for both margarine and shortening for texture issues.

Have you made anything from the cookbook yet? I went crazy and made 3 batches, using 3 different recipes. They were eaten in no time by my non-vegan boyfriend.
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