Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I baked a dozen Chocolate Gluten Freedom Cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World and topped them with vanilla buttercream and grated chocolate. I used red and yellow India Tree Natural Decorating Colors to make the frosting orange. These dyes aren't as vibrant as the synthetic variety, but their plant-derived ingredients won't give you nightmares.

Happy Trick-or-Treating!

13 comments:

  1. pretty! how do they taste? i haven't tried any of the xgfx recipes from vctotw.

    xo
    kittee

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  2. yay! they are beautiful! looks like gluten freedom is treating you well! happy halloween :)

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  3. Oh, those cupcakes looks so perfect and beautiful!!! You should open a bakery shop!

    Happy Trick-or-Treating to you too!

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  4. I hope they taste as good as they look!

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  5. Happy Halloween, Mary! I love those cupcakes. I amde them once for two gluten-free friends and they raved about them.

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  6. What fantastic treats- Happy Halloween to you too! :)

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  7. Yum! They are my fave gf cupcakes :)

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  8. Wow, what a picture! These look delicious. (I always use turmeric for orange color minus the yucky chemicals!)

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  9. kittee,

    They taste great! No funny bean taste. I've made them twice. The first time they were delicious, but pretty dry and crumbly. The second time I added 1/4 teaspoon xantham gum to the batter at the end, and the cupcakes were much more cohesive, but also dense. So it's a toss-up on adding or not adding the xantham. But they taste good! I gave most of this batch away and no one knew they were gluten-free.

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  10. I just want to reach into my screen.

    Those cupcakes (and the photography) look sooo good. Would be perfect with my coffee.

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  11. yeah, the brown rice wraps did get kinda weird and stiff (and shiny! haha) when microwaved, but the crispiness went well with the quesadilla-ness. But I know what you mean, and there is something to be said about a nice soft tortilla. They tasted good though!

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  13. Hi there, ive just come over to your blog from Easy Veggie. Your cupcakes look delicious. I have to track down some of the natural food dyes! I made halloween cupcakes also :0) any excuse to bake cupcakes!

    Rose

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