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Weddings don’t have to end in tears and Cliff bars.

My super awesome friends Jim and Andria, got married two weeks ago.  And not just because they provided us with a vegan dinner option, and let me make cupcakes for the vegans.  That did help though.  Anyway, congratulations to them, many years of happiness, and may their tree bear many fruit.  Or something.

Pre-wedding we had a pancake dinner where I did not make enough pancakes.  And the groom stood by the tofu scramble and as soon as it was clear, finished it off.  So I would say it went pretty well.

Fruit salad from Yellow Rose Recipes:

Tofu scramble with and without vegetables:

And a raspberry chocolate coffee cake (tester recipe), that I didn’t make:

The rehearsal dinner was held at a pizza place, so I brought a teese pizza and Megan, the other vegan, brought us some cake.  No pictures of that sadly, cause it was dark.

The day of the wedding, I woke up and got right to the dessert making.  I made a pie for the groom because he hates cake.  Well  first off, the pie crust broke so I had to go buy a new one.  Then after I got the pie made and in the fridge, I started on the cake and realized that I had no baking soda, so I sent my host to the store to get some.  Then he left to go hang out with the other groomsmen to do dude stuff, so it was just me and a six year old.  She helped me make the cake and one batch of frosting.  As she was beating the frosting, I picked up a bag of sugar and added it to the bowl, only to realize that it was regular and not powdered.  So I tossed it and started again.  Luckily, that was the end of this mishaps.

So this is what I ended up with:

I forgot to take a picture of the actual pie, this is a mini made with leftovers for my mother-in-law, she came over and babysat the dogs while we were all gone.  Basic chocolate peanut butter pie, peanut butter frosting, and a double stuff peanut butter oreo.  The crumbs are from the original broken pie crust.

I also didn’t take a picture of the cupcakes in decent light.  What I did was pack up all of my components into separate containers, put them in a cooler bag, and then take them to the catering room to assemble.  I forgot scissors so I had to wait for someone to bring me a knife from the kitchen to cut the frosting bags.  So I was so worried that I would miss my friends coming in that I didn’t even think about it.

Candle light is romantic, right?  I took the least attractive one.  It’s cherry blackout cake from VWaV, regular buttercream flavored with maraschino cherry juice, chopped chocolate, and a cherry.  They came out awesome.  One of the girls didn’t know that there would be cake for her and she was very very happy with me.

And here’s my dinner, pad thai with tofu.  Instead of making a vegan sauce, there was just no sauce.  I was a little worried but there was still red pepper on it, I just put a little salt and pepper on it and it was tasty.  It looked way better than the chicken!

And as a bonus:  this is totally not vegan, but the butter balls were already on the table when we sat down, and obviously I wasn’t going to eat them so…

Remember:  It’s only gay if the balls touch.

posted: 08 May 30
under: food, life, pictures

  • wow, you are awesome! I almost lick my laptop screen when I saw the cakes – I only refrained because other are around me

  • That pancake dinner spread is stunning! You have all the key ingredients for pancake perfection: a big jug of maple syrup, Earth Balance, and a strawberry-banana salad! And you can’t go wrong with tofu scramble, which by the way, must have been pretty amazing if the non-vegan groom was digging in the way he did.

    Your mini pie looks so delicious! It must also be nice to have such good friends who don’t make you feel like a deprived little rabbit at their wedding. I only hope to be as lucky one day when I start attending weddings… I guess bringing DIY cupcakes could always serve as dinner if there’s only iceberg lettuce, though! 🙂 Great pictures!

  • mommy

    Yes, my daughter-in-law is awesome!

  • Andria

    Yay you blogged about our wedding! Just so you know, my mom froze one cupcake and the remainder of the pie while we are on our honeymoon. And last night we got them out, and the cupcake was SO GOOD. I inhaled it. And the pie was delicious as always. We still haven’t finished it off. I had the pad thai too, and I thought it looked and tasted pretty good. I was just happy they could make it. Considering most people have buttered frozen baby carrots and a greasy piece of steak or something.

  • Andria, if you go to the Banana Leaf for lunch and ask them for vegetarian pad thai they’ll bring you a plate of greasy noodles, so this was way better.

  • Oh my god. A new post! I was waiting for such a long time. The foods look amazing.

  • The tofu scramble looks amazing and the fruit salad too!

  • Amanda

    Everyone (even my super picky husband) loves the tofu scramble. And the pancakes are always awesome. I know you made a double batch, so I suggest a quadruple batch.

  • That tofu scramble looks perfectly elegant. And I really do love Joanna’s fruit salad.

  • I like the lighting on the cupcake shot!

  • I love your blog, and everything on it, but it’s a little hard to navigate – could you please provide a link to the main page from every post? Because I can’t find any way of getting back without literally typing it into the address bar. I get that you’re going for a minimalist look, but it could be really subtle… pretty please? Thanks!

  • Andria

    Can’t you click back on your internet browser menu/nav bar? That’s what I do.

  • Actually, there is at the top of every page if you hover over the place where my header would be if I could ever find the place to upload such a thing.

  • Wow–that fruit salad is out of this world!

  • That food looks awesome. I bet even the meat eaters would have been pleased. Sure beats the plastic my husband found in his steak at a wedding we attended recently!