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Remember how I mentioned I was going to a party on Tuesday and I’d write more about it later? Welcome to later!

The party was for a group, called Circle of Friends, that pairs children with special needs with a buddy and plans fun events. This past Tuesday’s event was a karaoke and dance party. Since I didn’t ask permission to post most of the kids’ pictures, you don’t get to see the huge smiles on their faces… but believe me, everyone had a terrific time.







I didn’t show up empty-handed. (Do I ever go to a party empty-handed?) The yellow sheet cake I baked and decorated was gone almost before I set it down on the table!


Here’s a pic of me, with my favorite friend :)

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Brian says:

    love the blog, keep ‘em coming! if you’re ever not in the mood to cook, i found a cool company that you should look up…vegin’ out, they’re called. They deliver a week of vegan meals…I know they deliver out her in California, I’m not sure about anywhere else, but I thought you might wanna check them out… have a good one!


  2. ChickPea says:

    That sounds like such a great way to spend a Tuesday evening! Karaoke+kids+cake=great party. Anyway, I was wondering what recipe you use for your frosting–not only is it strikingly blue, but it looks like the perfect consistency for decorating! You are such a pro!

  3. Romina says:

    Aww that cake is so cute!

  4. Billy says:

    That’s really cool that you volunteer there.

    The cake looks great!

  5. ChocolateCoveredVegan says:

    Thanks Brian, I’ll check it out.

  6. Ruby Red Vegan says:

    That cake is AMAZING! I dare say it is your best decorating feat yet…

    And please tell me that you sang your heart out at karaoke!

  7. Ruby Red Vegan says:

    P.S. I like the part where you wrote, “Welcome to later!”

  8. Jenny says:

    You decorate the cutest cakes!! I am sure it was much appreciated.

  9. Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) says:

    Awww… I work with special needs kids and believe me; you will get SO MUCH out of your friendship with them, they are indeed VERY VERY special treasures.

  10. Jess - The Domestic Vegan says:

    Oh, my gosh. You are so cute.

  11. Kumquat Peekapoo says:

    Wow, what fun! It that glitter icing on the globe?!

  12. freepersonaltrainer says:

    That cake is so cute! I can’t frost for anything, let alone draw people on it.

    Thats an admirable thing you do. Im sure you mean a lot to those kids.

  13. Ricki says:

    What a wonderful way to spend your morning. I’m sure it makes a huge difference to them. And your cake is absolutely adorable!

  14. Rach-ums says:

    I bet the kids just love you! It sounds like an awesome organization.

  15. amy says:

    wow…you have a super lovely smile! and, what a sweet cake! i have to say, i am really jealous that you decided to be vegan at such a young age, i wish i’d been that aware when i was 14. you rock.

  16. kindkitchen says:

    Oh, you are SO awesome. I love people with bug hearts <3

  17. kindkitchen says:

    oh my goodness. “bug”=big hehe

  18. Leng says:

    That is so sweet of you to bake for them. I LOVE the groups name, “circle of friends.”

    That’s great that you’re getting involved with special needs kids. They tend to be neglected by many.
    Kids in general need good role models and someone OUTSIDE of their normal lives to mingle with.

    They must have been really happy and appreciative. I sort of already am. LOL.

    weirdo—>me 😀

  19. coulditbeseitan says:

    You are so adorable! You just seem like such a kind person and that cake is great! Also, it’s nice to see someone my age who looks really young – I’m 22 and I’m always mistaken for a 16 year old!! Do you ever get that?

  20. Emma says:

    That is such a nicely decorated cale- no wonder it got eaten so quickly! I bet it was just as tasty as it is pretty!

  21. carrie says:

    Your cake is so cute, I see a vegan bakery in your future!!

  22. Jennifer says:

    You are such a sweet girl! Volunteering to help animals and children with special needs? You’re my hero! :-)

    That cake is adorable.

  23. jenna says:

    Gorgeous!!!!! I, too, am wondering what your frosting recipe is! It looks so vibrant and creamy!

  24. Melody Polakow says:

    What an awesome cake for an amazing cause!

  25. Rural Vegan says:

    How adorable is that cake? I’m telling you CCV, you have mad decorating skills! And what a kind soul you are, volunteering with another organization. =)

  26. stonielove says:

    how, what a colorful and adorable cake!

  27. Vegan_Noodle says:

    AWESOME cake Katie!! I wish I could get a close up look (and taste) of it. Your are so sweet to devote your time to such a wonderful cause.

  28. Cookiemouse says:

    What a great idea and a lovely way to spend an evening. That picture of you and your friend is awesome!

  29. Whaling Station Believer says:

    That is such a pretty cake! How did you draw so well with icing?? We have a program in at my school (McGill) similar to yours. Ours is called “Best Buddies”. Cant wait to see your next post…
    Take Care!

  30. Bianca says:

    You are just precious! And so is that cake. I bet those kids were thrilled. I know I would have been if someone set a cute cake like that in front of me!

  31. ChocolateCoveredVegan says:

    Amy and Whaling Station Believer,

    Thanks for the super-sweet comments. As always, they made me smile!!!

    Everyone else– thanks for your comments too, and I’ll be visiting your blogs soon :o).

  32. VegMomma says:

    You are possibly the most wonderful human on the planet.
    And you have mad cake decorating skills.
    Put the two together, and you are just plain awesome!

  33. asmexyhousewife says:

    Your so freak’n NICE! XD

    Seriously, the cake is cute. It’s kinda sad it got dug into so quickly, at least you got a picture first.

  34. keeta says:

    OMG, that cake is adorable! I am totally envious of your decorating skills.

  35. Billy says:

    I replied to your comment on my post about my pets. You should post pictures of yours.

  36. Anke says:

    wow, you are awesome for volunteering so much for great projects!

  37. DJ says:

    That cake looks great – no wonder it disappeared so quickly! And good for you – Circle of Friends sounds an amazing cause, though how you find time to volunteer, study AND bake such amazing stuff is beyond me!!

  38. Liz² says:

    karaoke, sheet cake and awesome company? sounds like a perfect tuesday night!

  39. Alisa says:

    What a beautiful cake and wonderful photos!

  40. Lizzy says:

    Aww Katie, how wonderful are you?
    The cake decoration is so cute!

  41. mustardseed says:

    Hi! I’m about 5’5″ too! That’s about 167cm, or 1.67m right? We go by metric, no offence but my physics teacher cracked a joke about Americans being one of the few people who don’t use SI units for measurement. (:

    Which recipe is the yellow sheet cake?