Recent events and holidays

Miles's BDay Party Dessert. Vegan Brownie Sundae Bar!

Brownie Sundae’s 

We have had lots of celebrating going on lately. Miles birthday, Reno’s summertime birthday celebration at school, Fathers Day..BBQ’s..etc…I’ve been baking a lot of desserts for all these events. First up was my son’s 2nd birthday. We packed our backyard with family and friends. I was originally going to make cupcakes and then quickly realized I’d have to make 4 dozen of them. Then realized that most of the time the kids just lick off the frosting and leave the cupcake behind. I didn’t want that experience! I decided to make a double batch of my Double Chocolate Brownies and then got the idea to make a Brownie Ice Cream Sundae bar. My sister was kind enough to stop at the store and pick us up some vegan ice creams. It was hugely popular and I’ve decided to do this for all hot weather parties.  Since this was a last minute idea all there was were my brownies, ice cream and berries. Next time I’ll have other toppings and whipped cream available.

#vegan vanilla vanilla cupcakes for Reno's summer birthday treat at school today!

Vanilla Vanilla Cupcakes

For my daughters summertime birthday celebration at school I made 2 dozen Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World. I love this recipe and it alway’s goes over well with kids and parents because the cake isn’t too sickening sweet. I piped the buttercream on top after it was in the carry case to make less of a mess and was lucky to find some hot pink sprinkles in the spice cabinet. According to my daughter a few of her friends wanted seconds, some kids didn’t want them at all and I’m sure some just licked the frosting. C’est la vie.

For the record..my daughter ate 3 of them.

Double Dare Peanut Butter Cake from Nut Butter Universe! Review on the blog tomorrow. #vegan

Double Dare Peanut Butter Cake

Peter’s cousin was kind enough to invite the whole family over for a BBQ last weekend. She saw the peanut butter cake I made from Robin Robertson’s Nut Butter Universe book and asked if I would make it for her party. I jumped at the chance to make it again. Its so easy and everyone loved it the first time I made it. The pic above is the same as in the review post. I was so embarrassed with how the second cake looked! The piping bag dropped on the cake and the piped border started melting…it was hot mess but it was still delicious. His whole family really enjoyed it though and they thought it looked nice. I’m sure I’ll be making this cake again soon.

Fathers Day BBQ!

Father’s Day BBQ

Our last celebration was Father’s Day and I again made my brownies. Instead of talking about them I’ll show you our feast. My sister made some of the best grilled vegetables I’ve ever had. She didn’t do anything special with them at all and they were amazing! My mom was kind enough to set aside some macaroni salad and potato salad before she put mayo on them. I was then able to add some vegan mayo and enjoy the salads along with everyone else. (she even put the macaroni salad aside before she added peas to it! she knows me well!) My mom’s famous doctored baked beans were served also. You can find a recipe for the baked beans right here on the site.

We have many other events and holidays to celebrate over the summer months..I’ll be very busy baking for them!

2 Comments on Recent events and holidays

  1. Rachel
    June 19, 2013 at 2:45 PM (6 years ago)

    We were so happy to get to celebrate Miles’ second birthday with you! The brownie sundae bar was a brilliant idea and the brownies themselves were the best brownies I have ever had. I have been thinking fond thoughts of them and your famous pinto burgers for a perfect vegan Fourth of July!

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    • JENNA
      June 19, 2013 at 6:01 PM (6 years ago)

      We were so happy to have you celebrate with us! I made the pinto bean burgers the other day and served them over raw spinach and mashed potatoes, topped with caramelized onions and bbq sauce. It was great!

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