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365 Day 2 PLUS Cupcake Recipe!!!!

Here is my sketch for day 2 of my 365 project. I like drawing tentacles and I saw this great picture of a woman with an octopus on her head that inspired me to draw a woman with tentacles for hair. I may play with this idea further as I also think it ties in nicely with my cthulhu women.

Many of you asked for it on facebook, and after bringing them into work I got many requests for the recipe from coworkers too! So here is the recipe for Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes! Tweaked slightly from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s wonderful book Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World.

Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients

1 c. non-dairy milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar (white vinegar works too)
1 1/4 c. wheat flour
1 c. granulated sugar
2 Tbs cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder (I was out so I subbed 1/8th tsp baking soda+1/4 tsp cream of tartar)
1/2 tsp baking soda (If you use the baking powder substitute still add this too!)
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c. olive oil (or Canola oil or pretty much any vegetable oil so long as it isn’t flavored)
20 drops red food coloring (I actually substituted purple)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350F and line cupcake pan with liners.
2. Whisk together the non-dairy milk and vinegar. Set aside to curdle.
3. Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa and baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl.
4. Add the olive oil, food coloring, almond extract and vanilla extact to the curdled non-dairy milk. Whisk to combine. Gently fold in and mix wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until there are no large lumps.
5. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full to give room for the cupcakes to rise. Place in your preheated oven and bake 18 to 20 minutes checking with a toothpick for doneness.
Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
Ingredients
1/4 nonhydrogented margarine, softened (NOT melted)
1/4 c. vegan cream cheese, softened (Tofutti is vegan and tastes great!)
2 c. confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
*2 Tbs water (This is optional, and only used if your frosting turns out a bit too dry)
Directions
1. Cream together margarine and cream cheese until just combined.
2. Add confectioners sugar in 1/2 c. batches. (This step is easier with a handheld mixer, but I just mixed by hand with a wooden spoon!)
3. Mix until smooth and creamy, then mix in the vanilla extract. Keep tightly covered and refrigerated until ready to put on your cooled red velvet cupcakes!
Stay Spooky,
Gothcupcake
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Strange New World

I always find using new materials to be an exciting challenge. Challenging because I need to learn something new, and find ways to use the method and create it in a way that is my own. Exciting because the possibilities are endless when combining a new material and/or method with what you already do well.

My first attempt at a new (secret) method I’ve been working on has not been so great, but with the help of my friend Mary O. (of Black Kitten Accessories) I think I might just be able to get a handle on it.

In the mean time I did some sketches last night for a new necklace I will have in the works. I’m really excited about it and might just have the time to get started on a few today 🙂

Tonight join us in the chat room on Etsy.com where the members of DIYscene will be having a Thursday Night Sale!!! Catch great deals just in time for the holidays on clothing, accessories, household items and more! Free shipping, 15% off, Buy One Get One Free, and so many more sales you won’t know what hit you! Don’t miss the fun!

Until next time,
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Welcome My Little Sprinkles of Doom

I finally decided to start an official Gothcupcake blog. Bigger and better than ever! It’s coming upon the one year celebration of the birth of my gothcupcake shop and there is much to celebrate. When I started out I didn’t even have business cards. I used markers, stickers, a photocopy machine and imagination to create makeshift business cards that I handed out to friends and family. Now I have shiny jewelry boxes, the third design of my business cards, fancy new jewelry tags for my latest collection, and a slew of awesome friends. I don’t want to sound like a commercial, but truly I wouldn’t have gotten this far with my shop, had it not been for all of the amazing people I’ve met on DIYscene. The men and women on the forum have given me advice, shown me love, helped promote me, and even have purchased from or traded with me. I am very grateful for the friendships I have built there along the way, and I hope they continue to flourish as my mini empire continues to grow.

So, welcome! I have some exciting updates, projects, ideas, vegan recipes, and products that I want to share with you. I look forward to hearing from you!

dark wishes,
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