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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Ice Cream Cupcakes!!

That's right, cupcakes, baked in ice cream cones.. These are seriously awesome!  I wish I had kids to bake these for, but instead I've been making them for my man (he's a toy collector so he's really more of a man-child), and my friends, and pretty much everyone really.

They're super simple to make, I found the recipe HERE (they're vegan, but don't even have soy milk in them, so this recipe won't require a trip to the supermarket for all you non-vegans out there! Plus I think any cupcake recipe could be used).

I do have to say I didn't use the icing from the recipe, as it required 6 cups of icing sugar... I find 3 cups of icing sugar in my icing too sweet, so 6 cups just screams diabetes to me!  Instead I always use a modified version of the vegan butter-cream icing found in Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. Actually it's about time I was really honest, my wonderful bf always makes, and pipes the icing.. So I don't really know the exact recipe he uses! But I can tell you an approximate..

Vegan Butter-cream Frosting
3/4 Cup Vegan margarine
1/4 Vegetable shortening (You can sub this for margarine if it's winter, but in summer I recommend using the shortening, as it holds up better in heat).
Approx 2 cups icing sugar added slowly
A few dashes of soy milk (we actually use oat milk these days)
1tsp Vanilla

The icing sugar and milk are pretty much added until the desired consistency is reached.. I hope that is useful to anyone like me who finds a lot of vegan icing recipes a little too sweet!
This is what the cupcakes look like before they are iced.

I hope you have as much fun as I do when you make these! (Yep, I really do find them that exciting and amazing. I love novelty stuff!)



Dashfield Vintage said...

Ha ha these are awesome! You should do different coloured ones next time with icing and sprinkles!

ina said...

What a great idea!

The Retro Natural said...

Oh this is so so cute! I must make this one day..if only for all the 'aww's' they'll receive!

Lucy-Mae said...

I'm glad you guys think these are as cute as I do!

Malayka: I definitely need to add sprinkles, and it would be cool to make different flavours, with corresponding icing (like strawberry)!


Helga! said...

They look divine! These'll be perfect to surpise my vegan friend with!
Just found you via Dashfield,via Rosina Lee! I love findign new wonderful blogs to read,especially locals!

Jul said...

I can't believe it, my man Moreno made for me something like this some years ago! they were delicious ;)


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I just found it and I'm your new follower as well.
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