Monday, November 15, 2010

Sweet Monday

Heya, my little cupcakes! How was your weekend?

I am currently blogging live from Starbucks, aka my favorite place to relax. Unfortunately, my purpose for being here tonight is not to stop to smell the roses coffee; instead, I am here to study for my tests this week. I am still thankful, though, because testing week means Thanksgiving break (1 week off!) is only a few days away. Having a hot Tazo Vanilla Rooibos tea to keep me company helps as well. ;)

What do you order at Starbucks? I know lots of people like to order fancy drinks with this, but without that, only two pumps of this, etc., but I just keep it simple with my grande hot tea with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Yum!

However, I couldn't just leave you hanging after I gave you a teaser about baking in my last post. I am all about savoring the natural sweetness in life, and for me, baking is just that. While I don't enjoy eating baked goods, the actual act of baking and giving them to happy recipients couldn't make me happier. So until I post the recipes (which should hopefully be up by Saturday), here is a little taste of what I've been up to:

First I made Vegan "Oreo" (but really Newman O's) Cupcakes

and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes.

After, I used the leftover cookie dough (there is some actually inside the cupcakes!) to bake up some simple vegan chocolate chip cookies.

Today, I brought them into school for my English class to enjoy. There is nothing better than seeing people smile when they receive something you baked from your heart. It was a nice treat for my friends on what was otherwise a stressful Monday, and it truly made my heart sing to see them enjoying the fruits of my labor (of love).

Oh, and I might have also used some of the leftover frosting to make vegan chocolate chip cookie sandwiches.

Now that really is a sweet Monday! But who were the cupcakes for? Well, I guess you'll just have to wait until my next post to find out. I'll give you one hint, though: the recipients are very sweet themselves!

What was one "sweet" thing that you did today? And what is your favorite kind of cupcake?

Have a lovely day!



  1. Wow, you are quite the baker!

    I usually just order coffee at starbucks, but sometimes I get a soy misto. Those fancy drinks are so expensive!

  2. mmm i only got their vanilla rooibos once but i'll have to have it again cuZ its pretty fantastic! i usually go for the zen or calm tazo teas. sometimes china green tips too :)

    omg can i please just lick the frosting you made- WOW RIGHT!!! <3 <3

    btw, yes i ALWAYS eat every oen of those sweet potatoes you see in the picture. they usually equal out to 5-6 medium ones. its quite a lot but i cant help it, im addicted. and they are perfect when im really hunggggie :)

    i have recipe link to them on my recipes page which says what spices i have on them and what i dip them in. mmm sweet potatoes = love huh!! <3

  3. I love getting an awake tea with soy or an iced coffee at starbs! Today my friend got me a red velvet cupcake as a pre-birthday present :)