Vegan Chocolate Orange Marble Cake with Ganache and Candied Orange Peel for Lent

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinAs you may already know I am Coptic Orthodox — an Orthodox Christian from Egypt.  We have one of the more rigorous traditions of fasting especially during Lent.  We adopt a vegan diet during Lent and centuries of this tradition have led to a sort of uber-specialization of vegan recipes among Copts. Now whether…

Cookbook Giveaway and a Vegan Chocolate Orange Cake

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinIt is Advent and Coptic Christians, of whom I am a poor example of late, are fasting for 43 days leading up to the Nativity feast on January 7th (per the Gregorian calendar).  During the fast of the Holy Nativity we should abstain from dairy and meat.  Thus vegan cakes are abundant. What I…

Angry Birds Cake

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinI made this cake in April of this year for a little boy whose father bid on an auction at our church fundraiser.  (I just had a vision of Sister Margaret, my 7th grade English teacher, chiding me for using too many prepositional phrases in that sentence.  Actually, she was the only one of…

Spiderman Cake

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinIt’s been a long time since I posted… maternity leave ended in March and I was back to the real world with two kids in school and the new baby.  My cake decorating has slowed down considerably this year and its not exactly like riding a bike.  Some of my skills have improved with…

Avengers Cake

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinAgain, this was not my original idea… please look here http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/3350782/avenger-cake.  I also used this tutorial from one of my favorite sites to help construct the Hulk fist from rice krispies treats. Ann Reardon makes cake decorating so simple.   I made Thor’s hammer from RKT as well instead of candy bars as in Ann’s…

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