Saturday was the Dutchman's 28th birthday! Since he's a car salesman and he loves, loves, loves cars, I made him a vegan car cake. He's not vegan, but when you've got a vegan girlfriend, you get a vegan cake.
Now, I'm not gonna lie. I totally cheated on this cake. I used Cherrybrook Kitchen yellow cake mix and Duncan Hines Classic Chocolate frosting (which just so happens to be vegan).
I'd planned on using some Cherrybrook Kitchen chocolate frosting, so it wouldn't be all trans-fatty. But it came in a box and you're supposed to mix it with soy margarine, which I forgot to bring to Nashville with me. I ran to the Kroger near the Dutchman's apartment, and all I could find was Smart Balance Light (only the light kind is vegan). I tried mixing it with the powdered frosting mix and the results were disastrous. It tasted diet and it wouldn't firm up. So I made another Kroger run to pick up some fatty, but tasty Duncan Hines.
His mom helped blow out the candles. Does that mean he has to share his wish?
We enjoyed the cake and did the present thing at his brother's house. Even though it wasn't homemade, the cake was delish! Even his meat-loving mom liked it. So did his niece, Aleana, as you can see by the cake all over her face!