Sunday, August 31, 2008

Vegan Twinkies Are Taking Over...My Life?

Happy Labor Day Weekend :)
I officially put myself on a 48 hour vacation this morning following a weekend packed with baking goodness. It was so nice this morning to leisurely sip my coffee and scour the internet for recipe's to veganize...and not of the dessert variety. Don't get me wrong...I love love love baking. But I haven't had a dinner party in weeks, and I'm really excited to prepare a feast to enjoy with my friends.
I was really flattered on Friday when I received a message from a woman looking for a specialty Vegan Twinkie or Red Velvet cake for her friend's birthday. After some brain stormage, I was able to devise a pan that baked a GIGANTIC Vegan Twinkie, and even had some batter left to make a few Red Velvet Twinkies for a garnish. Well, I guess they were too large to be considered a garnish. More like a dessert side dish. If desserts had side dishes. Now that I think about it, why don't more desserts have side dishes? It's definitely an untapped meal course gold mine.

Vegan Red Velvet Twinkies

I couldn't resist. I'm such a Photoshop dweeb ;)
And here's a shot of me filling the giant Twinkie cake...

Friday, August 29, 2008

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Twinkies

I threatened. I delivered.

I have about 10-15 different kinds I'm strategizing right now. So excited. Need larger jeans.