Oh dear, I've been a horrible blogger, but I'll try to get right back into the groove of things!
I really can't believe that this is only the 100th post, actually- I've grown SO much since I first started. For one, I am much more confident now in my veganism and it's much easier for me to stick up for myself than it was before. And of course, my cooking & baking has really improved as well! Yay for personal growth!
On another note, last night I had a bunch of friends over for a belated birthday party. It was SO much fun! We've been having some amazing weather lately, so even though it was 7:00 and starting to cool down a bit, we had an insane water fight. All of us ended up drenched, but it was the most fun I'd had in a long time.
I made a lovely vanilla cake, based on the Vanilla Cupcake Recipe from the Joy of Vegan Baking, with the Buttercream Icing recipe from the same book:
And of course, I had to make something deliciously and decadently chocolately, so I also baked up the Chocolate Cake recipe, also from the Joy of Vegan Baking. (that is one AWESOME cookbook, highly recommended!!)
The cake was already so rich, so I decided to just dress it up with strawberries. Nice and simple! No icing required here!
Have I mentioned how amazing my friends are? Haha, I know I have, but I'm going to have to say it again. They bought me the most thoughtful gifts! :)
Like, this cute little vegan pin:
And a record of my FAVOURITE ALBUM EVER! Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea!!! (now I just need a record player...)
And even, some awesome action figures...
Mr. Bacon and Monsieur Tofu!
Haha... so yes, my friends are AWESOME, soooo supportive, and just overall amazing. I can't believe how happy I am right now! :)
On another note, I did give my presentation for Social class on dairy farming. People did seem shocked about what really goes on, so I'm glad I got my message across. Unfortunately, nobody has approached me yet to talk to me about anything veganism-related, but if anyone is making changes in their own life it's not like I HAVE to know.
And that's it for now, see you all next post!