Monday, August 25, 2008

Birthdays are fun!

This is the raspberry chocolate blackout cake (or something along those lines) from Vegan With A Vengeance made with blueberry preserves instead of raspberry. The icing is this recipe, dyed with turmeric, cocoa powder, beets and mushed blueberries. I wish I could take the credit, but I did not decorate it! I baked it, made the icing, iced it, mixed the colors, then handed the decorating bag over to my friend Natalie. The picture is of the birthday boy (her man) and pretty much sums him up.

I also bought a non-vegan vanilla cake layer from the Whole Foods bakery (which is where I work) and we iced and decorated that with vegan icing, too.

The vegan one was probably way better. Obviously.


zebeckras said...

Me want cake! :9

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I love your cake! Haha such a cute decoration.

I bet the vegan cake was better too... I find Whole Foods' cake to be a bit dry (well, the ones in Dallas, anyway).

And thanks for the offer to be my vegan bodyguard and beat people up for me! I don't have much extra cash, but I could pay you in cupcakes!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Well of course the vegan one was better!! So impressed that you used all natural means of coloring your frosting!!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Wow, a family ful of virgos?! Happy early birthday to you, my dear :o).

Rural Vegan said...

The vegan cake was SO obviously better, but the decorations are adorable!