Birthday Cupcakes

My attempt to reduce my sugar intake isn’t going as well as planned:

Purple Cow Cupcakes (grape cupcakes with vanilla bean frosting)

Today was my 34th birthday. I am not one to have big celebrations. In fact, I am quite the opposite. Tim and I enjoyed a long bike ride under sunny skies and lunch at our favorite vegan cafe. We visited with our good friend, Kittee. We played Bananagrams. And we made Purple Cow Cupcakes. Tim baked the cupcakes (prettiest cupcakes I’ve seen in a long time!) and I took care of the frosting. I wanted a birthday treat that was different and these cupcakes happily filled my wishes. The recipe is in The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life, courtesy of Hannah Kaminsky.

My day is slowly coming to a close and I hardly feel any older. I mean, I got tater tots, a wind-up toy snail, maple syrup, bubble gum lip balm, and hair holders for my birthday. Seriously, I will always be a kid at heart :)

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23 thoughts on “Birthday Cupcakes

  1. Happy Birthday! Sounds like a fun way to spend the day. I’d like to try Bananagrams – it sounds fun and who doesn’t love girly presents?
    Those cupcakes look delish – love those little vanilla bean flecks.

  2. Awww! Happy b-day! Sounds like you had an absolutely lovely day…

    PS That shot of the cupcake is gorgeous – it looks like it’s floating! Kudos to Tim for making them for you :)

  3. Happy belated birthday my sweet, sweet Amypants! I will write this down, so next year I can be all “Happy Birthday” before everyone else! Your day sounds very beautiful and I think your gifts sound like lots of fun! xoxo

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