Saturday, November 20, 2010

VeganMoFo IV: How Smackers Got His Groove Back


After the big gay cake fail from a few days ago, Smackers really needed cheering up.  He wanted cake and was a little bummed that he couldn't eat a rainbow of jello.  So, I decided to make a mini gay cake just so I could say that I didn't give up.  I cranked up the oven, pulled out my ingredients, and Smackers donned his favorite gay apron so we could get to makin' cakes.

I used a recipe from The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes.  It was the miniature yellow cake recipe in the section dedicated to children and Easy Bake Oven recipes (the best thing EVER).  I flavored it like lemon, doubled the recipe for each layer, and made a very simple tfrosting.  Even though the frosting was easy, it was seriously temperamental.  Too melty at room temp, too stiff when refrigerated.

Here is Smackers trying to serve himself before I even took pictures.  He always forgets that pictures are necessary when making gay cakes.

Smackers doesn't like this food photo thing

Trying to pry the cake away from him was a little hard because he had forgotten to eat breakfast before we started baking.

he's seriously not giving it up!

When I finally convinced Smackers to sit still for pictures, I was stoked.  He wants everybody to know that he did the frosting, which is why it's a little wonky.

with no opposable thumbs, whatcha gonna do?

I think my favorite part was definitely coloring the cake.  I used coloring gel and divided each layer into three. Then I just did ROY G. BV because 6 colors was easier than 7.  There was a little swirl action on top, and the cakes looked really cool unfrosted.  Here's a  closer picture of the inside.

gay and loving it!

Smackers and I gave this cake two snaps, a twist, and a kiss.  I was really glad I finally made a gay cake!  I'm certain I will attempt the jello thing again in the future, probably on a smaller scale.  I can't wait to see all the entries for Louzilla's contest!  Excited!

Hope everybody has a fabulous weekend!

28 comments:

vegtasticvoyage.com said...

Yaaaaayyyyy!!!!!!!!!!

(that's all i have to say.)

panda with cookie said...

Please send Smackers with cake. I think ze and Mr. Bran would get along.

louzilla said...

A whole section dedicated to easy bake oven??? I need this book!!

The cake is fabulous!

tiffannysketchbook said...

Gay Cake!!! Horray!! Great job! Great pics!

Mandee said...

I love it! The colours look so pretty and so bright and Smackers did a great job on the icing!

Jeni Treehugger said...

I sooo wanted to make a gay cake but had planned on doing it today and if you've popped over to my place you'll see why it didn't happen! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your gay cake just as much as I love Smackers.
:)

Mihl said...

Smackers matched his clothing with the cake!

sgcorrie said...

That cake is quite possibly the cutest food I have EVER SEEN.

Also, Smackers rocks.

Allysia said...

That's the most awesomesauce cake I have ever seen!!

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

That is awesome!

Emmy said...

Looks totally fabulous. So pretty. Smackers looks totally impressed too!!

rach said...

I love your cake. The easy bake oven section is my favorite part of that cookbook too! Also, nice frosting job Smackers!

Andrea said...

I sure wish I still had my easy-bake oven. This cake, however, is much fancier than anything I ever made in the easy-bake. It's colorific!

Zoa said...

Wow, Mo, that was some spectacular fail! Kudos to you for going back to the drawing board. I am so impressed with your rainbow cake and all your wonderful MoFo posts :P

Man, I always wanted an Easy Bake oven, I mean coveted it in the Biblical sense. But my mom always said if I wanted to bake a cake I could use her oven and bake a real one and EBs were stupid and powered by light bulbs. Now, of course, I see her point. But the damage had been done...

Rose said...

I love how you make the adorable also so delicious! Looks like Smackers really loved his cake.

Sarah said...

Smackers is adorable, the outfit is great, the cake is awesome, and ROYGBV is the way to go!

BunzOfCinnamon said...

VERY CUTE!!!

mindstride said...

Fantastic cake, the colors totally pop! And Smackers is just too adorable.

phoenixdreaming said...

That's the cutest cake and story ever!! <3
I so wanted to participate in the gay cake baking contest, but with all this chaos around here, I didn't make it! I would have to improvise something right this minute, and I only have black food colouring. Haha, fail.

machopineapple said...

Loved it!

Elisabeth said...

Cute!

Ty (aka Meccabell) said...

An Easy Bake Oven chapter? Get out! Sounds like a fun project for me and the munchkin and her Easy Bake. That cake is soooooo adorable, I am feeling the warm and fuzzies. I <3 Smackers!!!!

Seglare said...

Beautiful cake! :) It also looks like Smackers was quite happy with the result.

vegan.in.brighton said...

I love this, you're awesome!

Veg-In-Training said...

OK. Smakers is just too cute! The colors are so vibrant. Viva gay cake!

veronica said...

that cake is beautiful!! I hope you and Smackers really savored it.

indigozo said...

What food colouring did you use to get the colours so bright?

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Wilton coloring gel!