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A few weeks ago, my mom hosted an end-of-the-year party for all of her teacher friends. Guess who was asked to make the dessert… You get three guesses, and the first two don’t count!

That’s right, it was me ;o). And guess what dessert I made… (Once again, the first two guesses don’t count!)


It was a grown-up party, so I didn’t get to create cutesy fondant critters this time. But I still had fun decorating. (The flowers aren’t edible; I’d planned to make fondant flowers, but ran out of time.)

 

“I’m ready for my close-up.”

The cupcake recipe is for Golden Vanilla Cupcakes, from the cookbook Vegan Cupcakes take over the World.

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. Alice (in Veganland) says:

    They look incredible as usual! I need to get a plane and fly there so that you teach me how to make cupcakes…And we’ll eat all of them!

  2. romina says:

    Katie, you must open a bakery or cake shop!!

  3. Jenny says:

    Gorgeous!

    So when does your bakery open? 😛

  4. Sanja says:

    O my goodness, they look stunning!

  5. Allison says:

    I love how simple and beautiful those cupcakes look!! Please oh please send some of those my way :)

  6. chandra says:

    Those are BEAUTIFUL cupcakes!!!

  7. almostgotit says:

    Vegan cupcakes. And gorgeous ones, besides. Thanks for sharing them! (confession: I’m googling “cupcakes” today because I just had my first Cupcake Shop Experience today. I’m SOOO behind the trend…)

  8. Cherry says:

    Yummy! They look beautiful.

  9. CeciLiA says:

    WOAH your cupcakes are indeed taking over the WORLD!! you’re sooo talented! You really should open up a cupcakery!!! The only thing about cupcake that I dislike (gasp!) is the icing – they look soooo toothachingly sweet!! hahaha…. beautiful cupcakes nonetheless!!

    Have a great day

  10. Jenn says:

    I really want to try one of those cupcakes – they seriously are the most decadent and beautiful baked goods I’ve ever seen!

  11. Ricki says:

    I love your baking exploits. . .everything you make is beautiful! (Oh, and vegan mint takes over the world?? Hilarious!)

  12. Paulina says:

    What beautiful cupcakes! They look so professional :)

  13. ClaudiaWR says:

    Those cupcakes look totally rad! Something more out of a fairy tale than an oven. Well-done!

  14. CeciLiA says:

    tehee!! we are so similar in the way we eat cakes – whenever someone serves me a piece of cake, I will just dig out the cake bit and leave the frosting behind … it’s just way too buttery for me – i guess that’s why I dislike butter in sandwiches ;0)

  15. Carla S. says:

    Gorgeous cupcakes!! If you open a vegan bakery, it would be the next Magnolia for sure!

  16. Emma says:

    Your cupcakes always look so gorgeous! They almost look to pretty to eat!

  17. The Voracious Vegan says:

    These are so beautiful, very sophisticated. They should be called Southern Belle cupcakes!

  18. Lexi says:

    oh how talented you are……..you NEVER dissapoint just like always! :o) (sigh) i should of kept my blog just so i could keep talking to my favorite chocolate covered vegan back and fourth! oh how i miss “those days” lol! speaking of days, have a great one!

    former “healthy eating blog”
    -Lexi

  19. Ruby Red Vegan says:

    These are so elegant! Were you born to make cupcakes or something? (Just kidding, I know you are useful in many other ways!) I love the peachy color. This makes me want cupcakes really badly, too.

    Ratatouille is the best! :)

  20. A.Cook says:

    What beautiful cupcakes!! I’ll bet everyone enjoyed and appreciated them. I love to make things that make non-vegans realize that we don’t just eat carrot sticks lol

    PS-Thanks for stopping by my blog!! :)

  21. Katy says:

    Those look so great! You could seriously do this for a living!

  22. Melody Polakow says:

    they’re beautiful!

    You have such a talent for baked goods.

  23. lighterportions says:

    Gorgeous desserts as per usual! I love the orange colour of your icing!

  24. Healthy eating blog says:

    i gots a NEW blog!…………………………….i told you you’d be the first to know didnt i? LOL

  25. Animal-Friendly says:

    Those cupcakes are absolutely gorgeous- wow!

  26. ChocolateCoveredVegan says:

    Thanks so much, everyone :o)

  27. lengslog says:

    They’re so BEAUTIFUL!

  28. Vegan Invasion! (Ashley Nicole) says:

    Beautiful!! These look so elegant and have such a rad shade of yellow. The flowers are a great touch; Awesome work!!

  29. Erin says:

    Beautiful! The frosting looks so nice and creamy.

  30. Vegan_Noodle says:

    Mmmm, I love the golden yellow color of the frosting!!

  31. Adagio Breezes says:

    Those are sooo gorgeous! I’m insanely jealous.

  32. Vaala says:

    Those cupcakes are SO gorgeous! What frosting did you use? I love the brightness of the yellow…it’s like a ray of sunshine!

  33. Caitlin says:

    Those are beautiful! Very classy-looking.

  34. Bonnie says:

    Oh, love the simple yet elegant cupcakes!

  35. shellyfish says:

    Oh Special K, these are just picture perfect!