say THAT three times fast…
So… This past weekend
I attended a friend’s Easter gathering
It was potluck – there were about 30 people there
(Hello, weak social muscles… Ready for a workout?)
I brought local root vegetables – roasted with herbs
…really liking the idea of last season’s vegetables at their tail end being transformed and offered at a joy-occasion
Like winter turning into spring…
I found myself inspired to bring a desert
At the grocery store in late March I always wander down the seasonal aisle
And find glee rising up when seeing all the bright colors & holiday animals & Peeps!
These are some of the two dozen gluten-free, vegan carrot cake cupcakes cooling near the window in the kitchen
It was a new recipe – a Gooder it turns out – and they were really fun to assemble
I’ve never made fancy cupcakes before and now I have a sense of the whole cupcake craze.
(Is that even still a thing?)
The frosting was colored to a pale green with vegetable dye food coloring
Brought me back to pre-school & playing with food coloring-dyed water & glass funnels
Fun fun fun
It was my Papa’s yortzeit that day, and this is his & Yaya’s platter, and we used to celebrate Passover at their home every year, so I felt like they were, in a way, with me…
Pink sprinkles (veggie dye) as flowers…
Only 20 fit on the tray
The remaining four would go straight into the freezer for another day
Okay, I know, Peeps are not vegan.
But they are easily taken off the cupcake & handed over to a carnivorous person
It was surprising to find that raw cacao nibs smell like a dairy barn
But it was only fitting since the gathering was at a dairy farm
And the cacao nibs represented the bunny poop.
If there’s a next time, though, I’ll use dark chocolate chips – they are sweeter.
Let me know if you want the recipe for the cupcakes &/or frosting.