Sunday, October 18, 2009

Vegan Mofo: My Birthday, Part One

I like to stretch out my birthday celebrations for as long as possible. Though my actual birthday falls on October 16th, I've been celebrating all month long, especially this past weekend. Today, I went to my mom and dad's house in Arkansas for a little birthday family gathering. My mom made me some badass Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cupcakes:

Yes, those are Christmas cupcake wrappers ... she ran out of regular ones. But who cares? After all, these babies were stuffed with a peanut butter cream cheese filling! They were so good, my grandpa ate four of them!

My Granny was also there, and she brought me a Pineapple Pie:

She invented this for my cookbook, and I'm so glad she did. Crushed pineapple meets walnuts and buttery goodness inside a flaky crust. Delish! It's very similar to her coconut pie, but with pineapple instead.

I had a party with my friends on Friday night (the actual birthday), but there's a ton of pictures to sort through. So I'm saving that for tomorrow night's post. I really need to get to bed early tonight as I have a long day ahead of me at work tomorrow. Be sure to check back though because the birthday party was filled with colorful hair and delicious goodies!

35 comments:

Amey said...

oh wow! how did I miss your big day? Happy Birthday! Looks like you had lots of fun! :)

Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

happy birthday! it's amazing that your family makes you so many vegan treats! (though to be fair, my mom can't really cook anything- vegan or not! but i love her anyways!)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Happy Bday!!!! I just made PB Banana Bread. I didn't chocolate-ize it because I wanted it really full of nanna flavor, but that cupcake you just posted looks awesome!!!!

cookingveganwithsoul said...

Happy Birthday!!!


Faith

cookingveganwithsoul said...

Happy Birthday!!!


Faith

Kelly said...

Your family is awesome.

The Voracious Vegan said...

Your family is so wonderful, and I think your grandma must be a saint! It is so cool how she is always veganizing these amazing desserts for you. My grandma still isn't quite sure what vegan is. She always asks me if I can eat potato chips for some reason...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Ha ha rightly so you should make your birthday last as long as possible. Your mom and grandma are too awesome beyond words. That pineapple pie looks divine!

VeggieGirl said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, DEAR BIANCA!

JohnP said...

That pie is amazing!!

Gina said...

Those desserts look awesome!!! Yummy birthday treats :) Keep on celebrating!

chocolate-covered Katie said...

Happy Birthday, Bianca!!!



Man, for a cupcake that delicious-looking (pb and chocolate = best combo ever), I'd even eat out of a Barney-the-purple-dinosaur wrapper ;)

T said...

Oh my goodness, those both look so decadent and delicious! Perfect birthday treats.

Knit-Picky Veganista said...

Too Funny - I stretch my birthday festivities out for a week or more - I love my birthday! I'm glad you had a great time and may the joy never end! The cupcakes and the pineapple fabuloso cake look delicious.
Only 3 more days & it's me & Memphis, all the way!

pixiepine said...

Happy Birthday some more!!

Sal said...

happy belated birthday!!! I like to drag mine out as much as possible too.

those cupcakes sound amazing.

Lindsya said...

Happy Be-Lated Birthday! wow your treats look amazing

Debra said...

Happy Birthday.. And it looks delish!
Debra @ Vegan Family Style

A said...

Happy (Belated) B-day!!!!!!!!!!

-A

:D

Mihl said...

Happy belated birthday, Bianca! That looks like the perfect birthday food. I wish I was a part of your family so I could try all the amazing foods your grandmother creates.

nora said...

YAY! your family is so sweet (and so are their desserts!)
happy bday girlll

cardamomandcastiron.wordpress.com said...

Happy birthday!

vegan.in.brighton said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had an awesome day & that pineapple tart looks rad!

Jen said...

i'm glad you had a good birthday. and i love that grammy of yours. btw--guess which lame ass didn't get your cd out this weekend? me. it'll go out tomorrow, k?

xo jewy

Jess of Veg Out! said...

Happy birthday, Bianca!!! Looks like a delicious day!

Chelsea said...

Happy Birthday! You have the coolest family!

aTxVegn said...

Happy Birthday, Bianca! Your family treated you right!

Devan Geselle. N said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
love the christmas wrappers :) hehe

jessy said...

those cuppies! that pie!!! hooray for all kinds of yummy birthday treats, & such a cool family who creates such yumminesses for you to enjoy. chocolate & pb = the best combination!

looking forward to seeing more birthday posts of fun! superw00t!

Mike K said...

Happy birthday! The cupcakes and that cake look awesome.

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Cyn said...

Awwwwww, that's so sweet! Happy birthday and yay for awesome family!

Erin said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I can't believe I'm a month late for your birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

That pie is perfection! I can't wait until your book comes out.