17.6.12

Sunday Catch Up (17) - Vegan Cakes & Skinny Dip Creams


This Sunday's Catch up will be short and sweet. I have had a busy weekend treating one of my closest friend because it's her birthday.  It's been a lovely girlie time with pamper treatments, delicious lunch and pink fizz. I even baked a Vegan Chocolate Birthday cake.  Even though she doesn't have allergies I opted for a Vegan recipe so that I could join in.

I recently ordered a Vegan Cupcake cookbook which arrived last Saturday.  It may be familiar to you as I already have the cookie version and have blogged a few cookie pictures.  It is a US cookbook so measurement are in cups (which I prefer) and some ingredients need substituting or translating to a UK equivalent.  As soon as I saw the Carrot Cupcakes I had to make them.  I adore carrot cake but have been unable to eat it for many years.  I didn't make the cream "cheese" frosting as I currently don't have a soft dairy free substitute that I enjoy.  The cakes are so moist and I love them.

I have been trying out coconut waters as and when I see them.  So far my favourite is Icoco, I thought Vita Coco did not taste pleasant.  This one I grabbed at Tesco it tastes of coconut but I think they left out the mango! I also found a rather tasty Pina Colada jelly at Marks & Spencer.


I ordered a sample hand cream from Skinny Dip for £2.50 (includes P&P). Their products are free from parabens, sls, mineral oils, artificial fragrances and not tested on animals. I ordered Viva la Diva cream it is very pleasant but I am not a fan of the fragrance so will probably not order a full size product.

I think that is all for this post.  Hope everyone is having/had a lovely weekend and I look forward to your comments.  



6 comments:

  1. It's not usual for a beauty blog to make my tummy rumble, but you've done it! Looks scrumptious. Gem x

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    1. Thanks honey, I have a very fat belly now :)

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  3. The cake looks delicious! Loves the sprinkles on top for a special touch :)
    I love coconut water! The packed drinks are available easily but it can never beat straight out of the nut drink!

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    1. Oh yes straight from the nut is brilliant but what a pain they are to open lol :)

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