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.
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 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!