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    Hi Kitteh,
    Gorgeous cupcakes! Do you use an icing bag to get the icing looking so nice on top? I'm thinking of buying one. They look so much nicer than my efforts of icing with a knife!
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    Hi Wonderwoman For the cupcakes on the previous page, yes I did use a piping bag. I bought a synthetic cloth one @ a homewares shop, it came in a package with a few tips. Other times I use a spatula to smear the icing on, like these, vanilla and choc, g-free cupcakes with caramel penuche icing (icing from V'con).



    They're for a birthday in 2 weeks, I wanted to test the icing out, I might try making it with maple syrup this weekend instead of molasses.

    Treehugga, you will love the book. The cupcakes are so easy to make, you get used to the ingredients and they cook v. quickly. You will have a lot of fun

    And Mariana, I LOVE cupcakes too. They they are one of the main reasons I can't be 100% raw :P (though I have found a recipe for 'raw cupcakes' that sounds interesting!)

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    I am going to start using this book, but just looked at the recipe and realised i dont know the conversion for the cup measurments anyone know the 0z/g amounts for 1 cup 1 1/2 cups etc?

    Dont want to get amounts wrong!

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    Alison its easier to just buy a set of cup measurers. They sell them at most supermarkets and Wilkos.
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    Thanks Masie we have a wilkinsons in town il have a look for some when im next there.

    I have a real urge for a cake tonight so will make a choc cake i think until i get the measuring cups to try these cupcakes!

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    Alison, try this conversion table. But as Maisie said measuring cups are readily available at most supermarkets...I got a set from Morrisons for 99p!!
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    Only remember that most UK cups are 250ml, whereas US tend to be 240ml

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    I didn't know that Bryzee. Does that mean that the recipes will work better if we use American measuring cups?
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    Re measurement in cups. I'm a shocker. I just use a coffee mug and almost fill it as my measurements and nothing has ever not turned out really well. Even the most stringent measurements will sometimes end up requiring extra liquid etc due to the types of flour used etc as each batch is d/t - just ask any baker.

    My CTOTW book has still not arrived. I've been waiting 3 weeks. Ahhhhh!

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    Re measurement in cups. I'm a shocker. I just use a coffee mug and almost fill it as my measurements and nothing has ever not turned out really well. Even the most stringent measurements will sometimes end up requiring extra liquid etc due to the types of flour used etc as each batch is d/t - just ask any baker.

    My CTOTW book has still not arrived. I've been waiting 3 weeks. Ahhhhh!
    Lol, I do the same thing with a coffee mug...although it's really just because I'm too cheap/lazy to buy a measuring cup! Always seems to work well for me too.
    Oh no! I hope your CTOTW gets there soon...waiting is awful!

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    Yes it is, especially when your home on sick leave with nothing to do!!

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    Having thought about it I don't think it would matter what size cup is used as the ratio would be the same so long as consistency is applied throughout. I think its better to have the measuring cups though so as to maintain accuracy with the fractions of cups (half/quarter/third etc).
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    Okay...I saw this book for the first time in real life. And damn it's tiny! It was expecting a big book not some little pocket sized thing....
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    Yeah it's itsy-bitsy for a cookbook...they make up for it with Veganomicon though - now that's a big book!!
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    Yes, that book is huge. I want it!
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    Okay...I saw this book for the first time in real life. And damn it's tiny! It was expecting a big book not some little pocket sized thing....
    Really! I hope I'm not disappointed when mine finally comes. I thought it would be a huge book with lots of recipes

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    It wasn't. It had a lot of pictures and yummy recipes but it wasn't normal cook book sized.
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    it was diddy, but for a cookbook just with cupcakes in, it was pretty decent. It has loads of variations in it. And it doesn't cost an awful lot.

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    Had the peanut butter ones made into a big cake.

    Really really good!!!

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    it was diddy, but for a cookbook just with cupcakes in, it was pretty decent. It has loads of variations in it. And it doesn't cost an awful lot.
    In this case I think the 'good things come in small packages' adage is definitely true!
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    I made vegan rose-water ladies cupcakes. Not from VCTOTW cause I'm still waiting on the bloody book arriving, but off an aussie site. They sounded delicious, but I have to say they were terrible in both flavour and consistency. My son thought they tasted like soggy musk sticks. I had to throw them out. They did look pretty though!

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    Vanilla and Choc g-free Velvet cupcakes w/ Velvet icing (I had no red colouring)

    What flour do you use?
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    I made vegan rose-water ladies cupcakes. Not from VCTOTW cause I'm still waiting on the bloody book arriving, but off an aussie site. They sounded delicious, but I have to say they were terrible in both flavour and consistency. My son thought they tasted like soggy musk sticks. I had to throw them out. They did look pretty though!

    Did you use rose water or rose extract? They have different concentrations.
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    What flour do you use?
    A mixture of brown rice, quinoa, arrowroot and corn flour.

    Treehugga, I hope your book arrives soon, Amazon can be good sometimes and other times they arrive slowly. And believe me you won't be worrying about what size it is when you get it. It's a cute lil book and there are LOTS of recipes and plenty of tips and photos. I actually like the size, I can lay it out on the bench and it doesn't take up too much room when baking.

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    Did you use rose water or rose extract? They have different concentrations.
    I used rose water 'queens' brand. The ridgey didge stuff - not fake. I felt like I was eating perfume, but it was exactly the type and amount as stated by the recipe. I will never make them again. I had some Haigs violet chocolate once and it was like eating perfume too. Although I love lavender chocolate and can eat it by the bucketful. Well you live and learn!

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    A mixture of brown rice, quinoa, arrowroot and corn flour.

    Treehugga, I hope your book arrives soon, Amazon can be good sometimes and other times they arrive slowly. And believe me you won't be worrying about what size it is when you get it. It's a cute lil book and there are LOTS of recipes and plenty of tips and photos. I actually like the size, I can lay it out on the bench and it doesn't take up too much room when baking.
    I ordered the book through Booktopia. I usually use Fishpond who have been quick in the past. It is dragging on and I'll have to follow up with them if I don't here back soon. After I had ordered the book they emailed me info saying they didn't stock books but chased them up after ordering overseas which could cause delays. This made me a bit cranky cause they only tell you this after you have placed and paid for the order.

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    Oh no, that's a bit stupid of them. I've heard of other online stores doing that too. I hope you get it soon

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    I finally uploaded my pictures from my camera...this is a Banana Split cupcake from VCTOTW (banana-based cupcake with swirls of chocolate chips and pineapple swirls, topped with chocolate icing, sprinkles, walnuts, and a cherry)....delicious! I made these for my friend's birthday and everyone loved them.


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    Yummo! They look great, Mariana!

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    Yummo! They look great, Mariana!
    Thanks! I just love all of the cupcakes from VCTOTW!!

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    I made the pineapple right-side up cupcakes this weekend. They were sooooo good! Also, they are really, really easy to make. I also like that this is a totally soy-free recipe, so you can feed to friends who are avoiding soy. I highly recommend these.

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    Mmm! I haven't tried those but I do need to decide which ones to make for a vegan picnic this weekend.

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    I made the pineapple right-side up cupcakes this weekend. They were sooooo good! Also, they are really, really easy to make. I also like that this is a totally soy-free recipe, so you can feed to friends who are avoiding soy. I highly recommend these.

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    I made gingerbread shaped like tenpins and g-free choc and vanil cupcakes for a friend's 25th bowling party





    The gingerbread got a bit jumbled during the car trip so the red icing got on some of the white and one cupcake is missing because as I set it all up a friend came and stole one

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    Those are adorable, Kitteh! I hope your friend liked them.

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    I finally got my book. It's fantastic. I made the basic chocolate cupcakes today and they are the best I've ever made (& I make lots of cakes). I'm really impressed. I managed to get green tea powder from the wholefoods store today, so will probably make green tea cup cakes next - didn't realise I needed almond essence though! It's wonderful to be able to produce a light, tasty cupcake.

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    I finally got my book. It's fantastic. I made the basic chocolate cupcakes today and they are the best I've ever made (& I make lots of cakes). I'm really impressed. I managed to get green tea powder from the wholefoods store today, so will probably make green tea cup cakes next - didn't realise I needed almond essence though! It's wonderful to be able to produce a light, tasty cupcake.
    Glad to hear you finally got the book! The first cupcake I made from VCTOTW was the Cookies 'n' Creme variation (on the basic chocolate)...so good! My friends all told me it was the best cupcake they ever tasted. And to think I'd been weirded out by the idea of curdling soymilk! Let me know how the green tea cupcakes turn out--I really want to try those but I don't think I can justify buying matcha green tea powder unless the cupcakes are really good.

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    I got my book this week too! I made the gingerbread ones with lemon 'cream cheese' icing. So so good. I can't get the icing to pipe on properly though. I think I made it a little running because while it came out of the icing bag ok, it lost it's shape after a bit. Tasted amazing though. Next...peanut butter ones. I just need to locate ground flaxseed in Brisbane.
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    Maybe you needed to let the icing or cupcakes cool a bit more, WonderWoman? I love the gingerbread one w/ lemony icing!

    Yay for you and Treehugga getting your books

    I'm not sure if I want to buy green tea powder, also not sure where I can find it. But if you can find it in Vic, I'm sure I can find it in NSW, Treehugga.
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    i finally found macha powder in a japanese shop in london, but i was dissuaded by the astronomical 8 price tag!

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    I'm making the green tea cupcakes now so I'll soon know if they are yummy.
    Kitteh I could send you some matcha powder if you want, but most asian stores should have it.

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    I just found 40g online for $14.95 + $5 postage! I would like to try making the green tea cuppers at some stage tho
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    Just made the peanut butter ones last night. Very good!!! I think my crappy rental oven doesn't hold it's temperature well though, because they are a bit gooey on the inside and crispy on the outside. Off to buy an oven thermometer!
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    The green tea ones my son and i really liked but my mother and my younger son didn't like them at all. I think it was more to do with the green colour really. The taste some what almondy. I love the light fluffy moist texture. I have never quite achieved this with cup cakes b/r. I'm tossing up whether to make the coconut or agave ones next. I have to hurry as after next week i will be on a healthy eating plan and will only be allowed limited slimming cupcakes

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    the agave ones!

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    I got my book this week too! I made the gingerbread ones with lemon 'cream cheese' icing. So so good. I can't get the icing to pipe on properly though. I think I made it a little running because while it came out of the icing bag ok, it lost it's shape after a bit. Tasted amazing though. Next...peanut butter ones. I just need to locate ground flaxseed in Brisbane.
    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 keep well...

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    the agave ones!
    They are SO GOOD too!

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    The green tea ones my son and i really liked but my mother and my younger son didn't like them at all. I think it was more to do with the green colour really. The taste some what almondy. I love the light fluffy moist texture. I have never quite achieved this with cup cakes b/r. I'm tossing up whether to make the coconut or agave ones next. I have to hurry as after next week i will be on a healthy eating plan and will only be allowed limited slimming cupcakes
    Oh good to hear you liked them, I have a feeling they won't be a lot of ppl's cup o' tea

    Try the agave ones, they sound good because they are sugarless, I need to try them. I felt a bit ill after making these the other night, sooo much sugar.

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    Stop taunting me with those gorgeous photos Kitteh. Did you not read re my healthy eating plan?

    Agave ones are now next on the agenda. I made some healthy low fat banana bread today using agave. That stuff is fabulous.

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    Haha, I'm taunting myself too. I really need to stop baking. My bf wants to go gluten free and I'm over buying v.exxy loaves of bread from Macro so I am going to try bake g-free bread this weekend and create a g-free bbq sauce for him as well. I might have a break from baking sweet things and go w/ bread instead!
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