20 June 2010

The Party Monster

Yesterday was my birthday party! I ended up having a larger guest list so it wasn't a tea party so much as a tea-inspired party. I got up bright and early to finish a few things. I fueled up with this:
1/4c puffed oats
1/4c Cherios
1/2c Mother's mallow-oats
1/2 Banana + almond butter + chocolate soy milk

Then I pulled the dough I made yesterday out of the fridge and I baked these:

I set up the buffet:
And the party was ready.

On the Menu:
Gollum Grub
Vegan sugar cookies
Vegan peanut butter cookies
Vegan dark chocolate peanut butter cookies
Vegan cupcakes

Pretzels + WW Goldfish

Flat bread crackers
TJ's WW Pita Chips
Sabra Spinach Artichoke hummus
Tofutti with veggie dip mix

The rubble:
I love that I have friends that can devour vegetables. Five teen girls inhaled that vegetable tray and I even re-stocked once. We did put a dent in the baked goods as well, obviously.

This was my outfit:
Vest:Pocket watch:With black pinstriped Converse high tops.

My presents:
Dishes! in a pretty box! I'm making sushi and serving it on these soon!
More owls and Hello Kitty! :D
Pretty, pretty jewelry.
Kat Von D Sinner perfume and a cupcake compact!
I love all of you, thank you so much!

What's that? Oh, you want some recipes for my insanely delicious looking baked goods? sure thing, dearies. Here it goes.
The cupcakes I can take no credit for. I used Jennifer's recipe here. I can tell you that these were the best cupcakes that I have ever eaten. Also, these are the prettiest cupcakes that I have ever made. I love cupcakes. They are so cute and adorable and it's insane how much I want a cupcake tattoo. I have never made pretty cupcakes. This time I did, I am very pleased with them.
For the sugar cookies I used this recipe as a base. My variations:

1/2c sugar, 1/4c Splenda (not 3/4c sugar)
1 tsp (not tbsp) vanilla extract
1 tsp (not "dash") cinnamon
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp lemon extract
zest of half a lemon

They turned out very buttery, lemony and delicious. These are the second type of sugar cookies I have made that tasted delicious but the first that held their shape as they should. Another success.
These cookies are all me, however.
The peanut butter cookies are the Toadstools with chunky peanut butter instead of almond butter and whole wheat flour instead of white.

Here is the recipe for the Dark chocolate peanut butter cookies:
1/2c Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp canola oil
1c sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3c chocolate soy milk
1c whole wheat flour
1c rolled oats
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
vegan chocolate chips
(I also added Dark Chocolate M&M's, I'm pretty sure these aren't vegan.)

1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
2. Grease your cookie sheets.
3. Whisk together the first six ingredients until well combined.
4.Once they are well blended take out another bowl. Combine the flour, oats, salt and baking soda in the new bowl.
5. Add about 1/3 of the dry mixture to the wet mixture at a time. Mix until combined.
6. Add chocolate chips.
7. Drop on to greased cookie sheet.
8. Bake for 8 minutes.
9. Cool for ten minutes then transfer to wire rack.

I'll be eating leftovers for a while.....


  1. those gorgeous yummy toadstool cookies totally remind me of my rice crispy treats i posted!! MMMM i want one of those gorgeous cupcakes with sprinkles so bad! im impressed by ur baking skills love

    xoxo <3

  2. Oh and about those Nanaimo Bars:) yea a lot of people havent heard of them unfortunately. They are a Canadian dessert bar that requires no baking. They are named after the city of Nanaimo, British Columbia.

    Essentially, the dessert is a home-made candy bar and can be sweet enough to make your teeth ache lol. seriously.

    The bottom layer is Graham wafer crumbs mixed with coconut and chopped nuts. The middle layer is a SWEET custard, and the top layer is chocolate.

    they were my favorite dessert growing up- obviously since what kid didnt like a sugar rush right? haha


  3. Those cupcakes look beautiful! And woww I want those cookes with DCD. YUM!

  4. I HAVE THE SAME MICKEY MOUSE CUPS at home!!! haha and I like the pic on your blog ;)