Sugar Plum Vegan

Sweetly Humane musings from a vegan bakeress

Scarlet’s Birthday Cake July 31, 2008

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Happy Birthday Scarlet
Happy Birthday Scarlet

Last week I got a message through my blog from a lovely woman named Claire if I make birthday cakes. Her daughter Scarlet was turning one and was allergic to dairy and soy. I told her that it would be no problem to make her a cake. I was planning on using a cashew creme frosting I used before for a gluten/soy free wedding cake. I wanted Claire to know the ingredients I would be using so i sent them over to her and wouldn’t you know it–Scarlet’s allergic to nuts too–as well as citrus and berries.
My palms became sweaty for a moment as I nervously thought, “how am I going to make a frosting that doesn’t fall apart?” Another message from Claire told me that Scarlet could have coconut.
Amen to that!!
So I made a frosting of coconut oil and milk, agave nectar and arrowroot powder. It was a bit tricky and wasn’t holding up like I wanted it to so I added a bit of organic spelt flour to it and YES I had frosting
that would spread and pipe.
So I let that sit overnight to set and proceed to make a delicious vanilla spelt cake with oat milk. The texture was dense and delicious. I have never baked with oat milk before and I was quite pleased with
the results. My baking time on the cake seemed to take a little longer than usual but that was the
only difference.

Layers of love for Scarlet
Layers of love for Scarlet

I decorated the cake very simply with toasted coconut, a pearl border and fresh roses from our garden. Scarlet and her family enjoyed the cake immensely. I really love being able to make something for someone who can’t usually enjoy the sweet luxuries of life that we have grown accustomed to.

 

Gluten Free Vegan Coconut Chocolate Chip Walnut Cakes July 8, 2008

Hi friends,

That last video turned out so nice I had the Sugar Plum Vegan Man do another one. These are also gluten free and are so moist and delicious. Every bite is a mixture of yummy gluten-free pastry flour (which I blend), chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut. I know you are going to love them. Here’s the video:

These make a great treat, gift or even dessert;

come to our etsy store and get some of these and check out our other wonderful goodies!

Coconut Chocolate Chip Walnut CakesSugar Plum Store

 

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies: Better than the Real Thing!!! June 28, 2008

I am developing my gluten free line right now and knew that I had to devise a delicious chocolate chip cookie. I have always used brown rice flour in my gluten free baking but knew that I needed to add another flour to really make these cookies shine. I stumbled upon “sweet” sorghum flour, which is gluten-free. It thrives in dry Savannah like climates so it was easily grown in Africa where it was first cultivated. It’s high in fiber and protein and — Wow! — it made these cookies amazing!!! They are soft and moist when they come out of the oven and they stay that way! Me and my Sugar Plum Vegan man just finished off the last few this afternoon – we’ve been going wild for them!

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Want some? Get ’em now at sugarplumvegan.etsy.com

I’m so excited about these cookies and I know everyone is going to love them. We just posted them to etsy and in a little less than an hour they were named in a treasury.

 

Let the Sugar Plum blogging begin!! June 19, 2008

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I have tried a few times to be a loyal blogger but have fell short for lack of time. But alas, I have a day job where a good portion of the day I stare at the computer. What excuse do I have now?

So welcome to my Sugar Plum Vegan blog. I will write about all things vegan but mainly the wonderful desserts I make under the business Sugar Plum Vegan. Right now we are selling on etsy and soon to be in our local health food stores and coffee shops.

I welcome you into my Sugar Plum world where everything is sweet especially my love.

Blessings!

Sugar Plum Vegan