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"Let Them Eat Cupcakes"

by Misty Benson

Be My Valentine Art Gallery

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Art: Let Them Eat Cupcakes by Artist Misty Benson
If Marie Antointette had been a cupcake-eating fairy, she would have proclaimed, "Let them eat cupcakes!" I think we'd better listen to her commands!

I was inspired to create this piece out of my love for my boyfriend's quest to cook for me! I do not eat meat, dairy, or any animal by-products (most easily labelled "vegan"). So it is an adventure to make desserts by substituting soy milk for milk, egg replacer for eggs, and so on! So this painting came out of my boyfriend's desire to make beautiful cupcakes for me!

There isn't an intricate recipe involved. It was more of a semi-homemade venture. Many people overlook the possibility that there are store bought options available with a little bit of patience and reading. He started out with a box of cake mix. (You could easily use a recipe starting from scratch as long as you make the non-dairy substitutons.) You may choose any kind, but if you are working on the vegan version, please read all the ingredients to make sure that there are no dairy by-products in the mix. Then follow the directions as if you are making cake but substitute the eggs with EnerG Egg Replacer and the butter with Willow Run Margarine. Now comes the evil trick of making them super moist and deadly addicting! Add a package of instant pudding and 1/2 c. coconut milk to the potion, bake as recommended, and decorate with frosting and sprinkles! Now you have an incredibly sweet cupcake fit for any cupcake addict! Now, if only I could locate the donut-eating diva!

Copyright Misty Benson. All Rights Reserved.

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