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(The title of the Pussycat Dolls’ newest single)

What can you do to lift the spirits of a friend who’s having a bad day? Offer a hug? Words of encouragement? A greeting card, perhaps?

How about a personalized cupcake?

After I made Halloween cupcakes (yeah, you’ll be seeing those on the blog shortly), I froze a few for a rainy day. So, to cheer up my roommate last week, I defrosted one of the cupcakes, decorated it, and left it on the kitchen counter for dear roommie to find.

True, a cupcake can’t magically erase the world’s problems. But it sure does wonders for brightening one’s day.

As for greeting cards? They’re so last year!

And now for a new blog feature:

Chocolate-Covered Words of the Day
Today’s tidbits:

1. Seems I’ve been tagged quite a few times. Hmmm, better get around to that!

2. I thought I’d update y’all on “Whole-Foods Boy” (what I shall refer to him as, from now on). Yes, he did call. We’re meeting for coffee later this week. Seems we have a lot in common (including political views, which is always nice). Honestly, I’m not really looking for a boyfriend right now, as I’ve been enjoying my new-found “singleness” these past few months. But it’s always nice to have another friend!

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. shellyfish says:

    Woo-hoo, a date with whole foods boy! Love it! The cupcake looks so yummy, you can come and live with us if you want! (Still don’t know what’s up with bloglines – there’s a post I can’t get to or something!)

  2. Andrea says:

    what a CUTE title for your post! i love working out to the pussycat dolls’ music haha. you are an amazing roomie by the way… if i got one of your cupcakes i would definitely be happy :) hope your roomie appreciates having you!!

  3. magpie says:

    Ooo a date! Have fun 😀

  4. Vegyogini says:

    You’re such a sweet roomie! HAVE FUN ON YOUR DATE!

  5. Conquerbysmiling says:

    ooo Have fun on the date!!!
    And yes, you are a sweet roomate! That’s such a sweet thing to do!

  6. Becca says:

    Most of the time people fall into relationships when they’re “not looking” for one! That’s what happened to me, and I ended up marrying him :)

  7. Theresa says:

    You’re the best roomie ever! My college roommate and I barely spoke to each other, so you’re lucky you get along well!

  8. Halie says:

    That is really sweet of you to do for your roommate, I’m sure it brightened her day!

    I hope your date goes well!

  9. Virginia says:

    awww, can you make me a cupcake too?!?! you are too sweet!

  10. Lauren says:

    Good luck on your date. You are such a great roomate! I wish my roomate made me cupcakes! (Haha, I am refering to T!) :)

  11. shelby says:

    I saw some cuties the last time I went to Whole foods too!!! I didn’t hit on any though, next time… 😉

    You are so sweet, making a cupcake for your roomie. And it’s so beautifully decorated too.

  12. Lauren says:

    aww youre the sweetest roomie ever! haha shes lucky! :)
    and i’m really glad “whole foods boy” called! even just as a friend..nice friends with the same interests is always a good thing!

  13. Erin of Care to Eat says:

    And you can’t beat friends with WF benefits! :)

  14. ConsiderEatz! says:

    Hey, I have a “whole foods boy” too 😉 How funny, good luck!

  15. Ricki says:

    What a lucky roomie! Oh, and I’m having a bad day, too. . .SUCH a bad day. . . a 3-cupcake-kinda-bad day (hint, hint) 😉

    Have fun on your date! Can’t wait for the recap! :)

  16. MizFit says:

    you are SUCH A GREAT ROOMIE.
    now, if my husband is my roomie shouldnt he be doing sweetsh** for my lovely arse?

    Im off to remind him.

  17. Animal-Friendly says:

    You must be the best roommate ever!! That’s so sweet of you to leave a cupcake for your roommate and I’m sure it brightened up her day :)

  18. tofufreak says:

    aww such a cute cupcake!

    have fun with whole foods boy 😀

  19. says:

    aww this cupcake is too sweet!

    yay for WF boy!

  20. megan says:

    That cupcake made me smile! Receiving a cupcake on a bad day would make me feel better, especially if it looked like that! :)
    Ooh, have fun on your coffee date!!! Can’t wait to hear about it.

  21. Vita-VEGAN-Vegamin says:

    Nominating you for “Roomie of the Year”.

  22. Gina says:

    um can i be your roommate?

  23. aTxVegn says:

    Your cute cupcake and sweet note surely brightened your roommate’s day.

    Have fun with WF boy!

  24. kirsten says:

    that is the cutest thing to do for a roomate :) have fun on your date !!

  25. Joanna says:

    i love meeting guys in grocery stores. i still haven’t met one in whole foods that has asked me out, but i’ll be getting on that one!!! haha hope you guys have a good time.

  26. Kelsey says:

    if love to have you as my roomie. haha. oh and i wanted to tell you to not worry about anonymous bloggers who write mean things about you. i find that people would attack my weight when they were on a diet and discouraged and not seeing results. they’d take it out on me cuz i was active and eating healthy and not depressed lol. so look at it as a mission to help these people learn the vegan diet(sugar-free) can help them be happy like u. u make vegetables look so tasty its naughty lol. o what am i saying haha. xoxo

    ps. i stopped eating meat and went back to my usual vegan diet after i realized a low-sugar vegan diet can combat candida. most people dont know this which is sad. so yay u CAN stay vegan and candida-free!

  27. lighterportions says:

    Awwww that is SO cute! You are the best roomie!

    And kind of awesome about the Whole Foods boy calling. Even if you aren’t really looking for anything. Never know what might happen… but regardless, as you say, friends are always good too!

  28. Lisa says:

    Aw, cute cupcake!!

    One of my college roommates had to have it explained to her why her other two roomies did not appreciate having her manure-encrusted boots inside the apartment! (She was a dairy-sci major and thought that cow poo smelled “sweet.” We begged to differ. Pretty funny.)

  29. Brooke says:

    you are such a wonderful friend katie! cupcakes always make me smile :)

    have fun with wf boy – you will have to keep us updated! if anything, it is nice to have another friend. you could even cook vegan meals together!

  30. CeciLiA says:

    I’m your friend right?!? So, does that mean you’re gonna decorate me a personalized cupcake as well? 😀

    Cough cough) Olala, so HE called eh?! Hehehe, I bet he’s very into you :) Hope you have fun chatting with the boy 😉

  31. TavoLini says:

    fantastic! Did roomie like the cupcake? Keep us posted on whole foods boy 😉

  32. Emma says:

    Oooh I can’t wait to hear how it goes with whole foods boy!

    The cupcake is cute, as all your cupcakes are! Your roomie is a lucky gal!

    I may have to take you up on your offer for jocolat bars, I haven’t ever seen them anywhere! Maybe we could do a snack swap? I could send you some goodies by natural balance foods… : )

  33. Tara says:

    You can bring me a cupcake to school! :) haha You are a great roommate!!! You seriously need to think of starting a small business. I know mom’s in HP would buy dozens and dozens from you for birthdays. We should talk!! I could help you market. 😉

  34. Aimee says:

    You really are such a sweet person, and I’m sure you made your roommate’s day!

  35. Jen says:

    that was a really nice thing to do for your roomie. most of my roomies were psychos, so i probably wouldn’t have eaten anything they made for me for fear of it being poisoned…ah i digress.

    dates are nice, but i think it’s a good thing to be single. i never really appreciated it until my late twenties. relationships are lots of work and i think it’s really cool to be content to be by one’s self. when you’re in a space where you can dig that–well that’s when the perfect person shows up.

  36. Cookiemouse says:

    I wanna personal cupcake!!!

  37. Andrea says:

    sooo i totally missed the whole spiel on Whole Foods Boy. but all i have to say is HAVE FUN!!! i miss dates :( i think i went on 1000x more in high school than i do in college. ugh. don’t rule out a boyfriend just yet… 😉

  38. Catherine says:

    Oooh coffee w/ Whole Foods boy?? I wasn’t lookinf for a bf either when I met my guy on the first day of college. We were friends for a lil while first bc I didn’t want to get into something at the start of freshman year, but 5+ years later we’re still together! :)

  39. GroundedFitness says:

    its been so long since i was asked on a date (I have a boyfriend, dont pity me) I miss that first date feel!

    Have fun!

    i had a roomate once and she stole my clothes and ruined my handmade ceramic bowls.

    Kelly Turner

  40. jessy says:

    you are just too sweet, CCV! and you can be my roomie any time! ahahah! yay!

    cuppies indeed brighten days! especially your cuppies! :)

    hooray for getting coffee with whole foods boy! have fun!

  41. Agnesss =) says:

    Hey Katie!!


    This cupcake looks DIVINE!!! =)))

    And god luck with the WHOLEFOODS BOY!! =D Will be fun!! =DD

    Enjoy the day!!

  42. Michael says:

    <3 wow that cupcake looks devine :p… I wish I could go on a date :(. I'm just so shy lately . ever since me and my ex-fiance split a year ago I haven't been able to ask a female out. I think it's due to the things my ex said about me when we were fighting.. right as we split. One year later and it still rings throughout my head when I think about maybe telling somebody how I truel feel about them :(

    Haha anyways enough about my lame self , Umhh have a great date :-P.


  43. Amanda says:

    What a fantastic roomie… at least if she’s as skinny as you, you’re a fantastic roomie.. if she was having diet woes you are very mean.. totally kidding!

  44. Bianca says:

    Oh yea!!!! I’m so glad Whole Foods boy called…even if ya’ll don’t hook up. It’s still nice to have a hot boy get your number and actually call.

    The cupcake idea is fab! I’ll let you know when I’m having a bad day…wait, actually today kinda sucks. Can I have a cupcake?

  45. Ruby Red Vegan says:

    Awww, your roomie is lucky to have you! A beautiful cupcake decorated by the awesome CCV would be a great surprise, but mostly it’s awesome that you thought about her when she was having a tough day. Best of luck with Whole Foods boy, whether be as friends or something more (ooh la la)…

  46. HangryPants says:

    That is so cute! Have a great date.


  47. imadedinner says:

    Just found your blog on FoodBuzz…and I’m so happy! I’m looking forward to reading more!

  48. Cody says:

    Aww, that’s so cute. I do wish my roommate was fun like you… but, my roommates are the boyfriend and the cat. Neither makes cupcakes.

    Good luck with Whole Foods Boy!

  49. Jess - The Domestic Vegan says:

    What an adorable cupcake, Katie! Anyone would be lucky to have a roommate like you. :)

    Have fun on your coffee date!

  50. Vaala says:

    That is such a gorgeous thing to do for your flatmate. Too sweet!

    You must keep us updated about whole foods boy 😛

  51. Vegetation says:

    Awww I want a room mate who makes me cupcakes!

  52. Melisser; the Urban Housewife says:

    That is too cute! Want to move in?

  53. CeciLiA says:


    … by the way, have you seen Susan V’s (Fat Free Vegan) latest post?!? I thought of YOU immediately!!! 😀 Aww … aren’t ya touched by that?!

    Hehehe, if you’ll excuse me … I have A TON of study to do before my exams (sigh!), care to share my study load? :/

  54. Rural Vegan says:

    What a good roomie you are! I can’t wait to catch up on your blog and read about Whole Foods Boy, but congrats!

  55. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) says:

    You are so sweet to do that for your friend!

  56. ChocolateCoveredVegan says:

    Andrea—I know! I had more boyfriends and went on way more dates in high school than college! Maybe because we’re all so busy in college, “growing up” and all (*rolls eyes* hehe).

    Misha—Don’t worry! I’m shy too when it comes to asking people out/ talking about feelings. Lucky for me, though, I’m a girl, so I usually just wait around and make the guys do all the hard work! I know, we girls are evil, huh?

  57. River says:

    Aww, you’re so sweet! That beautiful cupcake and that sweet note would brighten up even the crankiest Mr. Cranky Pants in the world!
    Enjoy your date!!

  58. Vegan_Noodle says:

    Wish I was your roommate!!

    And keep us posted on how things go with whole foods boy. (does he know that’s his name in vegan blogland?)

  59. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, CCV, for pointing out the fact that Happy Herbivore has another book for sale. She is a genius! I love her!

  60. says:

    I wish you were my roommate (granted I adore my husband but he doesn't make me cupcakes taht look as amazign as that… and this might be totally weird to say but I am coveting your handwriting!!)

    & thank you anonymous!

    & thank YOU Katie for giving my cookbook a shoutout!