I survived another year! Barely. Spring semester of my junior year at Wes has officially come to a close, and now I finally have time to breathe at home, for about one day before I start babysitting my 3 1/2 yr-old
It was a rough end, having to write 30 pages, 15 of which in Spanish, and an oral exam in Spanish, in a week's time. I didn't really have time for baking, and I was running out of meal points to buy ingredients, but of course one of my very dear friends just HAD to have a birthday during reading period. (Just kidding, Rebecca, I love you!) Rebecca's birthday fell on a Sunday, the Sunday after the Tour de Franzia, to be exact. I really didn't want to participate in the tour, because I'm not at all into crazy drinking culture or wildly and rambunctiously running amok, but I at least wanted to take a peek at the chaos.
Stacy and I were having a paper-writing party, and got so caught up in being productive that we didn't realize it was already 10pm, and Tour de Franzia started at 11:11. I very quickly found a super simple vegan chocolate cake recipe and we threw it together. (I had to make it vegan because I had very limited ingredients). We poured the batter into mini bundt pans, ran to CVS and back, took out the cakes, and ran up to the center of campus to see the madness. We were so overwhelmed by the drunken, screaming, craziness that we decided to get some delicious gourmet grilled cheese from The Whey Station, an awesome new truck that parks on campus at night, instead of sticking around to watch everyone deface the campus.
After consuming our cheesy indulgences, we went back to my apartment, whipped up some awesome Bailey's vanilla buttercream, and began frosting (at midnight). About halfway through frosting, I had this conversation with myself in my head: "This looks delicious. Who wouldn't love this cupcake? Oh yeah, Nik, he hates chocolate. What a weird kid. Wait, I know someone else who hates chocolate. Who is it? Think, think, think. Oh yeah! Rebecca! Wait... Damnit!" I just made the girl who hates chocolate giant chocolate cupcakes for her birthday. That's kind of a major problem. Stacy and I finished frosting anyway, and I decided I'd just wake up early and whip up another batch of vanilla ones in the morning.
|Giant Vegan Chocolate Cupcake w/ Vanilla Bailey's Buttercream & Glitter Sprinkles|
|Very Vanilla Vegan Giant Cupcake w/ Bailey's Vanilla Buttercream & Glitter Sprinkles|
Love and cookies,