Thursday, December 6, 2007

Blueberry White Tea Cupcake (semi) Tragedy

Okay, so never ever tell omnis something is vegan before they have a chance to taste the powerful blueberry magic. Pout pout pout. I made a whole wack of these gorgeous gems for my painting critique and took 95% of them home with me. Maybe it's a blue food thing?

Anyway, bad reception notwithstanding, they taste incredible. I used the Shmooed Food fluffy white cupcake recipe as a base, and steeped the milk in berryblossom white tea (I hate supporting megasaurs like Starbucks but the roommate already had the tea around. And white tea with blueberry/cranberry essence? Too tempting to bake with, I tells ya.). Then when the little aromatic puffies came out of the oven, I let them cool and used the cone method to fill them with organic wild blueberry jam. And I didn't have a piping bag, so I cut a hole in the empty icing sugar bag and went all noodly with the icing, twas fun.

The sexy sexy shot you've been waiting for. God, these were good. The fresh blueberry on top completely makes the whole package, it pops with all this fresh berry flavour that makes all the sugar underneath somehow classy. I could eat the whole box, and I do have a whole box to eat. I so wish I didn't care about my hips. *sigh*

Oh yeah, this isn't my brilliant creation, it's someone else's brilliant creation, upon which I heaped my highest praise by imitating.

ALSO, before I forget - you know what the most popular food was at the critique? Homemade meaty meaterson probably-made-of-duck
pâté. GROSS. My painting didn't go over well either. Argh bad days.

12 comments:

Amy said...

You guys bring food to your critiques? That's awesome. We just talk for what seems like forever.

The muffins look delicious. I definitely would have eaten some had I been there! :)

Vegyogini said...

Your cupcakes are gorgeous! It's a shame that people can be so closed-minded. Too bad for them.

textual bulldog said...

Your cuppers are BEAUTIFUL and those people are FOOLS if they didn't gobble up every last morsel! :) Don't let it get to ya. And sorry about your lame crit. Some days just go like that, I guess, but at least you've got a huge pile of cupcakes to comfort yourself with.

maybepigscanfly said...

So sorry for the bad day! I can totally empathize with you tho. On Thanksgiving I brought a vegan dish and it was the only thing that they didn't even put on the table- so I was literally the only one who ate it. The most annoying thing is the unappreciated time spent.

Your cupcakes look amazing and I wish I could have been there to eat them up. Don't worry, those omnis don't know what they were missing- Sucks for them!

VeggieGirl said...

NO ONE ate the cupcakes?!?!?! That's absolutely ridiculous, and I am so sorry that you had to be disappointed/let down like that - it's so disgustingly ironic how people WON'T touch "vegan food," but they'll willingly eat the poached, ground livers of force-fed geese or ducks (also known as pâté).

Vegan_Noodle said...

Wow, tough crowd!! How could they not go for these blueberry cuties? I think I would have eaten four. I have stopped advertising food as vegan. Instead I put out some kind of literature. I think this results in people not really noticing all the words until after they eat (or never most likely). But at least I feel like I've said my piece. Sorry the critique didn't go well, I bet it's just cause their bodies were being attacked by the evil animal proteins in the pate....

Amy said...

Well, I could start it up for next semester... That might be fun. :)

Liz² said...

aw, thanks so much for your comments, guys! I don't feel so bad about it all anymore... I was being a sourpuss yesterday for sure, but now I realized I have a whole bunch of only-very-slightly-stale cupcakes to bring home to my family today! Alls well that ends in blue icing, after all. :)

Paulina said...

Your cupcakes look so unique and delicious! I can't believe they weren't a hit 'cause it seems like you worked hard on them :(

Theresa said...

People are poops. Don't let them get you down. Maybe you should throw a party and invite people who will try your cuppers, or bring them to a homeless shelter or something really humanitarian. Or, you could just eat them all, because they do look very, very good.

Anardana said...

Those look AMAZING. People are stupid.

Ashasarala said...

How could people not eat those up? They look incredibly tasty! I'd probably eat all of them in one sitting.