Seussical Cupcakes

There are still plenty of sweet prizes available in my Team ASPCA raffle!  I’m only about halfway to my goal of $2300, so please consider donating for the animals!

I was thrilled that I was able to attend my sister-in-law Kiersten’s baby shower back in March on the east coast, since I don’t get to see my family very often.  Kiersten chose a Dr. Seuss theme for the nursery, so that was the shower theme as well.  I signed on to bake cupcakes, as I like to do!

My mom did an awesome job with the food and decor.

fruit skewers

green (deviled) eggs, no ham

veggies and hummus, which I ate much of

I wanted the cupcakes to be whimsical and unexpected, and, of course, delicious.  The first flavor I made was banana split, from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.

We adorned them with cute picks that my mom made from Dr. Seuss stickers.  The cupcakes were a bit of work between all the components, but they were really tasty and very fun!

The second flavor was root beer float, dressed up as Thing 1 and Thing 2.  I felt pretty clever about this idea, but to be fair, I found it on the internet.

The labels didn’t stick on the liners with tape or glue, so it was fortunate that mom had a cupcake holder where we could just kind of tuck them in.  The frosting (“hair”) didn’t turn out exactly as I had hoped, but all things considered, I thought they were pretty cute.  To make them taste a little more special, I added a bit of butter extract (which is totally vegan) to the frosting, so it tasted more like vanilla cream.  The root beer cupcake recipe was from My Sweet Vegan, and turned out nicely after I added a bit more flour to the batter.  The root beer flavor wasn’t overpowering; those who didn’t know what flavor to expect had a hard time putting their finger on it, but once told they could definitely taste the root beer.

After snacking and some games, the lovely Kiersten opened presents.  I only wish that I could’ve spent more time at home, and now that baby Josie is here I can’t wait to meet her!


  1. thoughtsaboutveganism said

    Amazing beautiful pics – I would love to try those cupcakes!

  2. Ma said

    The cupcakes were fabulous…beautiful and tasty too. Wish I had one of those banana split cupcakes right now!

  3. Rose said

    Those are just wonderful pictures! But those cupcakes really caught my fancy. Would be great if I could get my hands on the recipes.

  4. Mandee said

    What a lovely shower, the food looks fantastic, especially your cupcakes! I love the banana split ones from VCTOTW and the Thing cupcakes look great!

  5. Such a great theme, and the food is spot-on! The cupcake displays are so much fun- Even the flavors match the whimsical mood. 🙂

  6. mihl said

    We don’t do baby showers here. Looking at those cupcakes I think that is so wrong!

  7. I like the thing 1 thing 2 Idea! It’s really clever and funny. I wish we had more Seuss party favors here. I couldn’t find any. I love your pictures! Thansk for sharing them!

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