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1Gwenhwyfach
jul 2, 2007, 10:06 am

I just ordered VCTOTW and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions which recipe I should try first or has a favorite cupcake from the book.

2suzecate
jul 3, 2007, 2:25 pm

I can't praise enough Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. I can only make one recipe a month, so it's going to take a long time to try everything that looks good. So far, I've made lemony-vanilla (a variation listed under the plain cupcake), S'mores, cherry chocolate crème, sexy low-fat vanilla cupcakes w/ berries, and I'm probably forgetting one or two more. My favorite by far has been the cherry-chocolate one, which you're sure to love if you're a chocolate fan.

Later this month, I plan to make the blueberry-lemon cupcakes while berries are still in season.

The one thing bit of advice I have is to ignore what they say granulated sugar run through the food processor as a substitute for powdered sugar. I did that with the first batch, and the frosting was very crunchy. I now use an organic powdered sugar I found at Whole Foods.

3fannyprice
jul 4, 2007, 3:31 am

I think the idea of the book is so cool and I totally want to get it at some point...the problem is that I don't really fancy desert!

4sussabmax
jul 5, 2007, 7:19 pm

I have the book, but I don't have much time for baking these days. Maybe tomorrow, for my son's 5th birthday....

5ForrestFamily
jul 12, 2007, 1:27 am

Fantastic book! Start with the first recipe - it is very simple and hard to get wrong.

6karencooke
jul 15, 2007, 10:07 am

Love the book (and my carnivore husband enjoys the results too). I've started at the beginning and am working my way through the recipes. Even the basic ones are delicious :)

7byzanne
jan 2, 2008, 3:56 pm

I've just ordered this book and am so excited, it is silly! I plan on baking once or twice a month and sharing the results to share the vegan goodness!

8kihera
jan 2, 2008, 4:48 pm

I've made the Chai Latte Cupcakes a couple of times and they have been a major hit.

9sussabmax
jan 2, 2008, 5:12 pm

I am planning on having a cupcake making party with a couple of friends sometime soon. My one friend wants to do the Black Forest cupcakes, I am leaning toward the Margarita cupcakes (although now that I read Kihera's message, I am thinking about the Chai Latte Cupcakes), and I think my other friend is still deciding. I can't wait!

10sussabmax
apr 15, 2008, 11:50 am

We finally had our cupcake party this past weekend! We made the Sexy Low-fat Vanilla cupcakes with fresh berries, gingerbread cupcakes, and the chocolate cherry creme cupcakes. I posted some pictures on my blog: http://almostveganproject.blogspot.com/2008/04/cupcake-party.html

They were so good, we are definitely going to do this again soon! My kids were thrilled, so I know they will be prompting me to do it often. Tomorrow night we are going to make a bunch of cupcakes for my daughter to take to school for her student teacher's last day.

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