Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy 56th, Papa Crunk!

My awesome daddy turned 56 on Saturday! He's been on a diet for about a month or so, and he's lost about 13 pounds. Since he's been deprived lately of greasy foods, potato chips, white bread, and sugar, my mom and I gave him permission to totally blow his diet on his special day. I baked him this giant Peanut Butter Bomb Cupcake from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World:

It's almost as big as his head! I used the Big Top Cupcake silicone mold I got for Christmas. Since the top and bottom halves are made up of cake, it took three batches of chocolate cupcake batter to fill them up. I used two batches of peanut buttercream frosting for the top and to fill the inside of the cake.

When my parents and I visited New Orleans last October, we ate the world's best French Fry Po Boys from the Verti Mart Deli. My dad requested that my mom try to recreate the delicious "carb sandwich" (as we affectionately call them) for his birthday dinner. Here's mine deconstructed — steak fries, sauteed peppers & onions, ketchup, and melted Daiya vegan cheddar (an Easter gift from my parents):

We had our carb sandwiches with my mom's delicious homemade guacamole and blue corn chips:

We decided that my mom's version of the French Fry Po Boy was even better than the Verti Mart Deli's sandwich. Plus, when my mom makes 'em, I can add vegan cheese! I'm sure my dad gained a few pounds back on his birthday, but this meal was so delicious, it was totally worth it.

29 comments:

radioactivegan said...

many happy returns to your dad! and congrats on his weightloss so far -- that is a great achievement. i hope this year is even better than the previous 56 :)

Belle said...

Happy birthday to papa crunk!!

All of that food looks delicious.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Wow the food looks great! Happy birthday Papa Crunk!

prideandvegudice said...

So worth it!

Vegan TV Presenter said...

That is a bloody lovely cake! Many Happy Returns to Pappa Crunk, looks like a nice birthday meal :)

The Voracious Vegan said...

Best birthday meal EVER! That cupcake cake is AWESOME! Do you think you can come to Saudi and make me my next birthday cake? Even though it is gigantic it is still technically a cupcake and therefore just a single serving, meaning I can eat it all my myself.

That sandwich looks delicious too, and you can't beat guacamole and chips!

Millie said...

Wow such a delightful Birthday surrounded by such great food. Happy Birthday Papa Crunk!

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Millie

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Your parents are so cool. Happy Birthday to Papa Crunk!

Eric said...

that cupcake looks wildly huge! :)

amandasdomestic said...

I'm lovin' the giant cupcake. I have yet to bust mine out and try it, inspired me! Thanks!

shellyfish said...

Happy birthday to your dad! What a beautiful cake you made him, and that's a great birthday dinner, too.
And good for you dad for knowing he can bend the rules from time to time on his diet!

Midnite said...

That is the single most epic cupcake ever. I bow down before you.

Happy 56th PC!


-Midnite

two vegan boys said...

Good to know about the Po' boys. We are stopping Nola on our way to Florida. And we were wondering where to get some awesome vegan cuisine. If you know of any other places. Shoot me an email.

The cupCAKE looks awesome. Happy birthday to your papa.

Sheridanna said...

Wow! Yay! Happy Birthday David! Or should I say, Papa Crunk?! Ha! So cute! I love it and everything looks so delicious! Wish I could have been there!

McKella said...

Cupcakezilla! You should come to Utah to make that for my birthday.

McKella
http://kellapillar.blogspot.com/

Kiersten said...

That is an awesome cake

Carolyn said...

That cake is FANTASTIC!!!

Leslie R. said...

Awesome birthday, all-around!

Michal said...

That is one cool looking cake!
And happy birthday to Papa Crunk! :)

The Bad Vegan said...

i am so impressed with your giant cupcake! wow

teddyplanet said...

*drool* Amazing cupcake. I want to make one like that for my b-day.
How is the cupcake mold in your opinion? I read some reviews on Amazon and it said it was hard to deal with, as in, the cake would stick on the inside, or the cake would be undercooked on the inside and overcooked outside...blah blah...what's the truth?
And, of course, Happy Birthday!

Tanya said...

OMG....that is the most amazing looking cupcake ever. I want it!!

Veg is Sexy said...

GIRL that looks SOOOO GOOOD!!!! Happy bday Papa Crunk!

Kelly said...

Yay birthday treats! That looks like a fantastic way to celebrate. The cupcake is blowing my mind...!

Tiffany said...

Happy birthday, Papa Crunk! And what an amazing weightloss achievement!

Oh my, that food is looking sooo good. The absolutely gigantic cupcake looks like it might be the best thing EVER.

Keri - I Eat Trees said...

Wow, now that is a cupcake!! Looks like a delicious birthday meal- Happy 56!! :)

Erin said...

I'd like to dive into both the french fry sandwich AND the giant cupcake! Happy b-day to your dad!

Sugar-Skull.com said...

oh man, I miss vertimart po boys! I need to go back to nola soon. maybe one day we'll run into each other there!

Happy birthday, papa crunk!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

French Fry Po Boy?! DANG! I'll take that giant cupcake too!