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    Re: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

    Oh, I so know what you mean! And it's really unfair that the authors look so depressingly slim. :(

    Penny
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    It's a great book, isn't it?
    I add together the quantities given for shortening and marg and use Pure for the lot.
    As far as the icing is concerned, if you're piping it on, the quantities they give...
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    It's a great thing to share with your daughter, Sandra! My daughter, Jane, and I are working our way through the book and we've got a new young friend coming over next week to have a cupcake-making...
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    See above, Sandra! Sainsbury's vegetable oil is the answer! Do you have a Sainsbury's near you? I haven't checked Tesco's veg. oil, but it's probably the same.

    Would Veggiegel (or whatever...
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    Re: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

    Yes, I tried the brown swirls once, looked at them and thought, 'Oh, no. I don't think so! NOT a good idea....' !!! :D

    Penny
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    Re: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

    It is, and usually I find that although it's labelled 'vegetable oil', if you check the ingredients box, it's rapeseed oil. I use Sainsbury's Organic Vegetable Oil for my baking, and that says it's...
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    Re: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

    I tend to put in LOTS more icing sugar (confectioners' sugar) than the recipe says. Then I put it in a plastic syringe (specially made for icing - not a medical one! :)) which I find much easier to...
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    I tend to put in LOTS more icing sugar (confectioners' sugar) than the recipe says. Then I put it in a plastic syringe (specially made for icing - not a medical one! :)) which I find much easier to...
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    Re: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

    They are SO GOOD too!

    Penny
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    The gingerbread ones are my favourites! But I put in about twice as much icing sugar (confectioners' sugar) as the recipe says. Just keep adding until it looks nice and thick. Then the shape will...
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    Re: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

    Thanks, Sluggie! I think I'll experiment when it's just for the family and do the creamy buttercream with added cashewy stuff in the meantime. It sounds like cornflour might do the trick, though.
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    Re: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

    Yeah, you're probably right. I think I'm going with Poison Ivy's suggestion. Thanks, both of you!:)

    Penny
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    Re: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

    I think I might just do that. Thanks, Poison Ivy! :)

    My mouth's still watering after a morning of licking bowls...:D

    Penny
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    Re: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

    I know, Bryzee, :( but it sounds so yummy...

    Probably wasted on omnis, of course, but we want them to realise just how great vegan baking is... (And read the AR leaflets!)

    I wondered about...
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    Re: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

    Help! I'm making a stack of cupcakes to sell at the Wee Green Market tomorrow. (I pop an AR leaflet in with each batch we sell.)
    I want to make the cashew butter ones, but the frosting/icing needs...
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