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I imagine they taste 'not normal' too!
They might taste a little... "off" if you know what I mean. Ha ha.
They're actually super delicious! Why don't you at least give it a try before decided how "normal" they are? You might be pleasantly surprised.
Actually the cupcakes contain no animal products what to ever. So Dairy-Free is just part of it.Technically speaking the cupcakes would be Dairy-Egg-Lard-Pig-fish-Honey-Cow-Chicken-Turkey-Snail-beetle-Blood-placenta-etcs Free.
What do you consider normal? Why do you find this cookbook offensive?
Actually, they've got just as much sugar, oil, and fat as any other cupcake! And isn't that what makes cupcakes so good? You never say "Wow, this cupcake is so good because of the cow's milk and chicken eggs in it!". They taste quite normal, I assure you :)
They don't taste normal. They taste exceptional!I've made about a dozen different flavors of cupcakes from this book and people go nuts for them.(and 'vegan' also covers no eggs, so that's why its not just 'dairy-free')
You're correct, they're not normal; they're significantly better than normal. But if you don't want them, that's great. More for us.Have a great day!
I love that cookbook! Each recipe tastes much better than "normal". :)
Why don't you try "Animal Free Cupcakes" since that is what they are. Does that sound normal?
Wrong! They taste delicious! There's pictures of coconut lime ones on my blog. Yum!
I have made probably 1/2 of the recipes in this book and brought them to events for mostly non-vegans. Not only did most people not know they were vegan, but commented that they were the best cupcakes ever. My favorites are the Tiramisu, and the agave. Cupcakes without cruelty- now there's a miracle!
Okay, first - I was shocked by how many "new readers" I have acquired since posting this - and was wrong to assume that everyone who read my blog knew my absolute LOVE for cupcakes. Secondly, when I think of cupcakes - I don't automatically think "vegan" - because usually when I want a cupcake - it's not because I am craving something healthy.I did not mean to offend anyone or any lifestyle. It was meant to be funny...Mel, I will take your advice and try out a few recipes - and I hope to be pleasantly surprised!b.a.d. - all the cupcakes I make are snail, beetle, blood placenta free - I can pretty much assure you of that. I do, however, use eggs and milk. It's just a personal preference!Thank you to everyone who took the time to leave me a comment...I hope that you all realize I was not meaning to be offensive!
You really should try them! You'll love them, promise. It's really a huge misconception that cupcakes need cow milk or eggs. I've never known anyone who can tell the difference between these and "normal" ones.
I think that's one of the things that's so great about this book. Many people probably picture a bran muffin decorated with some twigs and berries when they imagine a vegan cupcake. These cupcakes are just as delicious and decadent as conventional cupcakes, just minus the animal products. The only real health benefit is that they're naturally cholesterol-free!
I don't think anyone was offended necessarily, just that people tend to hear "vegan" and automatically think gross, tasteless, boring, etc. It's just not the case! There are a lot of vegan foodies around, and we can cook like no one's business! Thanks for being so nice and keeping an open mind!
Anon,Thanks - I guess it's just that when I want a cupcake - I am not thinking "healthy choice" in any way at all! And when I hear "vegan" - I immediately think "healthier choice"...ha! It just seemed like a total contradiction to me!Thanks again for taking the time to visit my blog!
These taste a lot better than cupcakes made with dairy, because they don't leave that cow-pus taste in your mouth.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/lily_ooc/bananacupcakes.jpgThese are the first cupcakes you need to make! Banana Split Cupcakes. So good, and SO bad for you :)(I tried putting an image in, but the tag wasn't allowed. I assure you it's a safe link!)I'd also suggest looking at the "Food Porn" section of the PPK forum. It'll give you a good idea of what vegans really eat!
@Kelly You may be surprised at all the crazy things food companies are putting into our food. I know I was certainly surprised when I found all the crazy animal derived foods I was eating.Best of luck with your newest purchase! If you are looking for a simple easy recipe to try before your book arrives Isa and Terry have Chai Latte cupcakes posted on the ppk (http://www.theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/index.php?RecipeID=386)Congrats on your 21 years, I hope they were happy and that you will have many more.
You are missing out on a treat if you don't try the recipes in this book. What is the essense of sweets and treats? Sugar, Flour, Some type of fat/oil. It's not like you stick a chicken leg on the top of a cupcake or something so the fact that they're vegan doesn't really change much. (Ok, it changes a lot because these cupcakes are better than any other cupcakes I've had before)
OMG these cupcakes are the absolute BEST ever! Don't judge without actually tasting them! I made the choc PB and banana split cupcakes at a potluck recently and everyone couldn't believe how YUMMY they were!!
Definitely try a few recipes they are crazy good. I actually just made the Chocolate Stout cupcakes because I had an open bottle of guiness in the fridge. OMG they were gorgeous. These will indeed be some of the best cupcakes you will ever eat. Vegan or not.
Just because they say "vegan" cupcakes doesn't mean they are exactly "healthful". Most of these cupcakes are made with oil, margarine, white flour and not to mention lots of sugar! But hey, that's why they taste so damn good. Give 'em a try!
If Christianity is so great, why do you care if someone insults it?By the way, I believe in the Tooth Fairy.Yours from the great void,
these cupcakes are so good! believe me, not healthy... well, healthier than the dairy/egg version, but still not a health food. you should check out some pictures of these cupcakes prepared! they are so beautiful that a lot of people post pictures online.. just do a goodle image search for 'vegan cupcakes take over the world', i think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Dave,You asked why I care that someone insults Christianity. I care because when people insult something or someone - it's usually out of ignorance. I recently learned this lesson when I inadvertantly posted a sentence regarding vegan cupcakes! :)But, because I chose to post ALL the comments left on this post - and sought out to understand exactly what "vegan" was all about - I am now wiser and more respectful of this lifestyle!
Hi Kelly,They're called vegan because that's what they are. Often cupcakes contain both dairy and eggs so a title like "Dairy-free and egg-free cupcakes" is a bit cumbersome and weird. Besides, I'm sure the word 'vegan' reaches the vegan market a little better than other words. I think the publishers chose the name to help sell the book :)Don't listen to the people telling you to make banana or chai cupcakes, make the Brooklyn brownie ones. They're the best!
Maybe you should find out if the person is really ignorant before getting upset when someone insults Christianity. I hope you don't find insulting my conclusion that God doesn't really exist. I don't know what those people from the bronze age were smoking, but they made up a lot of things that turned out not to be true. Such as that the earth is flat.YFTGV,
Dave,It's not that I find your belief that God does not exist "insulting" - but, I am curious why you don't believe there is a God. Did you once believe? Did something happen that caused you to question the fact that there really is a God (i.e., death of a loved one, an unanswered prayer).Seeing all that God has done for me, in my life and the lives of others - it makes me wonder what could have happened in a persons life to make the decision that God does not exist.As Christians, we all have doubts at some point in our relationship with God. There are times that God elects not to answer a prayer - and I admit there are times I ask, "Where the heck are you in all this, God?" As Christians, we ALL have these moments. In Tim Keller's book, "The Reason for God - Belief in an Age of Skepticism" he says that "Believers should acknowledge and wrestle with doubts - not only their own but their freinds and neighbors'. It is no longer sufficient to hold beliefs just because you inherited them." I, myself, am in a real season of asking questions about why I believe what I believe - and I have been a Christian as long as I can remember. Most of my questions are "denominational based"....So, these conversations with those of you who don't believe - are actually exciting - as they get me back into the Bible to search out all the answers to the questions I have, too.I have no desire to cram the truth down anyone's throat - or to, in anyway, make it appear that my life, my Christianity, my beliefs make me more superior to anyone else! I just enjoy open dialogues that allow all parties to share their lives so that we can better understand why we believe what we believe - and allow the convictions of our hearts to be lived out in our lives - LOUD and STRONG! That is, after all, what Jesus did (and still does) - he built relationships and listened to people - people from all walks of life. Blessings to you, Dave.
I came to complain about the unfortunate words directed at vegan cupcakes, but then I kind of fell in love with the title graphics and patterns on this blog. Sweet.Oh, anyway. I’m vegan. It seems weird at first but then you get used to it and it becomes normal. There was an article about a baker who made cookies and other yummy baked goods and had to cater to her Ethiopian Orthodox Church that practiced fasting time during holidays where only plant food was permitted. Many of her egg free and dairy free recipes were preferred by customers over the milk and egg versions.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/12/09/ST2008120902160.htmlAll the best. Stay creative!
Oh, how I love to read bloggings :)Sweet treats for all....and God made all the ingredients!
I want that book so bad, I know it's awesome and anyone who doesn't think vegan cupcakes are awesome...well it's their loss.
It's nice to know that you no longer cringe in fear at the word 'vegan'. I know that I found the book because I was specifically looking for vegan baking books so to call it something 'normal' would have simply confused me. I admire the strength of your convictions but I'm afraid that I side more with 'dave'.
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