Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Hey ya'll! It's our last day of debauchery before Lent begins, so laissez les bon temps rouler (or "let the good times roll," as they say in NOLA!). I don't actually celebrate Lent, nor do I live in New Orleans, but no good Southerner misses an excuse to throw a party. Today, I brought one of Kittee Kake's yummy-nummy King Cake's to the office:

Hidden somewhere in there is a white bean dressed up like a baby (thanks to Sharpie) since I couldn't find a plastic baby anywhere.

On Saturday, Stephanie (a.k.a. Poopie Bitch) and I hosted a Mardi Gras Vegan Dessert Potluck for our veggie group Food Awareness. Here we are all decked out in proper Mardi Gras colors:

Steph brought one of Kittee's King Cakes! Hers looks way better than the one I brought to work today. She used more colored sugar ...

I made the Smlove Pie from the Veganomicon:

OMG! This was so good, ya'll. Definitely my new favorite party dessert. It's a chocolate tofu-based pie with a graham cracker crust, peanut butter caramel, candied pecans, and chocolate ganache!

Steph also brought some yummy Half Blondies/Half Brownies. So good (and believe it or not, my first blondie experience)!

Corey and his girlfriend (I can't remember her name! I'm such a bad party host!) brought some non-alcoholic Darjeeling Sangria Tea, which we promptly spiked with vodka (hey, it was a Mardi Gras party!):

The lovely raw Judith made a savory Raw Bread (garnished with fresh daffodils!) to prevent us from going into sugar comas:

Overall, the event was a huge success. We all gorged on sweets, sipped tea and hurricane cocktails, and let the good time roll:

Back row: Nic, Judith, a nice lady who's name I don't remember, Dale, Corey, his girlfriend, Rita, Max, Barbara, and Vaughan. Front row: Paul (my boyfriend), Me, and Greg

Hope ya'll have a great Fat Tuesday!

33 comments:

jessy said...

happy fat tuesday to you too, Bianca! that's so awesome you made a king cake to share with your coworkers! superw00t! i think both king cakes look awesome! hooray for the little bean baby! :)

i wish i were there to enjoy all the gloriousness of the vegan dessert potluck. i probably would have eaten myself into a sugar coma! mmmmmmmmmm! looks like everyone had the most stellar time! superhappyface!

pixiepine said...

Looks like fun!!

Mihl said...

What a wonderful potluck! Kittie's king cake is amazing, I really love that recipe...not to mention Isa's Smlove pie. Indeed a fat Tuesday, but so worth it, eh?

Jes said...

I'm about to go glaze and sugar my king cake! Yours looks delicious! And I wish I could be invited to one of your potlucks--what a spread :)

Katy said...

I don't even know what king cake is, but it sure looks good!

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

Happy Fat Tuesday! I am going to reveal my stupidity here, but I have actually never known what Lent is other that it is religious and I am, well, not.

All those sweets, oh my, I'm almost going into a sugar coma just looking at it all. That doesn't change the fact that I would LOVE to reach through my computer screen and grab some of those yummy delights.

miss v said...

i wish i was partying with you all!

shellyfish said...

Happy Mardi Gras! We're having a big crêpe party, but I'd love to be having a big pot luck like that! Woot! Looks like such a good time!

VeggieGirl said...

Fabulous fun and cake!!

Happy Fat Tuesday!!

shelby said...

Happy Fat Tuesday!!!

That cake looks amazing, love how you added the little bean =)

Whoa and that pie sounds phenomenal!

nora said...

Wow, Bianca, that looks like so much fun! You're too cute!
That picture of the S'mlove pie is really great, just the lighting and focus, wow! although as much of a chocolate and peanut butter freak as i am, when i made that pie, it was almost too much for me to handle, like i could barely eat any without feeling, like....wooooooo, haha i can't explain it...sugar high?
also, what was that raw bread made out of? it looks intriguing, especially since most raw breads you see are like flat dehydrated crackers, and this one looks thick!

also i'm about to blog your delicious sp bread!

T said...

Woah, that looks like a hell of a party! I think your king cake look as good as the ones i've had in NOLA (prior to my vegan days...)

Wish I could be sipping on a hurricane and munching on some cake in the dirty south right now!

Gina said...

Fun party!!! I have actually never had a King Cake OR a Blondie!

That pie looks totally awesome too...chocolate love.

Cyn said...

The smlove pie is so freakishly good! Before I made it I was afraid it would turn out too sweet, but actually it is just perfectly delicious.

Your king cake is awesome too! I'm going to a pancake dinner tonight in honor of Fat Tuesday, but sadly I don't think we will have masks.

The Vegan SlaughterHouse said...

awwww how cool! i love the king cake!

jrsimon56 said...

What a fun crew. Happy Fat Tuesday!

Sal said...

the king cake is so cool, I love it.

And that Smlove! Every time I see someone post one I kick myself for not having made one yet. Maybe it's time I sort that out!

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Melody Polakow said...

What fun! I have a sugar high from reading this post.

Macie said...

Looks like fun! :D

Breedale said...

Love the cake! It is awesome. Yes, I absolutely loved the squash casserole and I have yet to write about the sweet potato bread, but I just finished eating yet another glorious piece. I will comment and post pictures soon. You have been feeding us well, that is for sure. Keep up the good work!

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

that all looks awesome! so is king cake a big doughnut, or what?

jodye said...

Ohh wow that pie and the brownie/blondies look amaaaazing. This post definitely just gave me the biggest craving for sweets!

nora said...

hahah maybe you could incorporate chickpeas into the bread through chickpea flour? haha def joking!
but pb and sweet potatoes really might go nicely together, i once made a pumpkin pb smoothie and pumpkin is kinda like sweet potatoes right? :)

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

What a fun party!! And I love your artsy photo of the pie, looks beautiful.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Stay right there. I'm on my way to get all the leftovers!

Ha! Like there'd be any leftovers of that amazizng spread. Why can't you live in Dallas???

P.S. I'm definitely still CCV! CCK just sounds weird ;o)

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

I want to make a King Cake! Yours looks awesome.

Mike K said...

I've never seen king cake before, but those are some wild colors - what's the deal with the bean baby?looks like you all had fun!

kittee said...

hope the king cakes tasted as good as they looked!
xo
kittee

Vegan_Noodle said...

Wishing it was Fat Tuesday again and I could have been at that potluck (or in your office eating that king cake, either works).

happyherbivore.com said...

forget beads, ill show my boobies for vegan desserts!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Oh, how fun! I've been dying to make a Kittee King Cake & you got to have TWO!

kaismom said...

FAB PIcs
Look like you hadan amazing time!!!