Broken Glass Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cake:
2 3/4 c all purpose flour
2 c granulated sugar
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1-3/4 c plain non-dairy milk (soy or almond work best)
1 c vegetable oil
3 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp white vinegar
1/4 c red food coloring
6 c confectioner’s icing sugar
1 8 oz container of Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese, softened
1 c vegan margarine
1 c vegetable shortening
2 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tsp salt
1/2 c non-dairy milk
1 tsp peppermint extract (optional)
2 c water
1 c light corn syrup
3 1/2 c sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 c light corn syrup
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 c water, or more as needed
15 drops red food coloring
3 drops blue food coloring
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Add non-dairy milk, oil, food coloring, and vanilla to flour mixture and stir until just blended. Stir in vinegar until just blended. Immediately pour batter into prepared cupcake tins with paper cupcake liners.
2. Bake in preheated oven for 35-50 minutes. Stick a toothpick into the center of cupcakes until it comes out clean. If it comes out clean the cake is done. If not, then cook in 5 min increments and continue to test.
3. Let cool and frost cupcakes with white frosting.
1. In a large mixing bowl, place margarine, shortening and whip on medium speed until blended and there are no lumps. Then add container of vegan cream cheese and blend on medium speed until smooth (about 2 minutes).
2. Start with a 1/2 cup of non-dairy milk and add this to the margarine/shortening mixture and mix on low. Gradually add powdered sugar, one cup at a time and blend until mixed together on med-slow speed. If the mixture is getting too dry, add a touch more milk and continue blending on med-slow speed.
3. Add salt and vanilla and continue mixing (for about 1 minute) — add peppermint extract
4. Once all ingredients are blended, turn mixer on high and beat for approximately 4 minutes. If the frosting seems too thick, add more milk and continue to blend.
Sugar Glass Directions:
Make the sugar glass. Mix water, corn syrup, sugar, and cream of tartar in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Use a candy thermometer and boil sugar syrup until temperature reaches 300 degrees (hard ball), stirring constantly. The mixture will thicken as water evaporates. When sugar reaches 300 degrees, quickly pour onto a metal baking pan. Cool until completely hardened. Break into “shards” using a meat mallet.
Edible Blood Directions:
Make the edible blood. Mix together corn syrup and cornstarch in a large bowl. Slowly stir in the water, adding more if necessary, until the corn syrup mixture has thickened to the consistency of blood. Stir in the red and blue food coloring.
Stab each frosted cupcake with a few shards of broken sugar glass. Drizzle on drops of “blood” to complete the effect.
If not in real life, then this.
I doodled while I tried figuring out what to doodle.
I know I’ve told this story before, but my abusive ex refused to let me take birth control. I was on the pill until he found them in my purse.
I went to the Student Health Center—they were completely unhelpful, choosing to lecture me about the importance of safe sex (recommending condoms) instead of actually listening to my problem.
Then I went to Planned Parenthood. The Nurse Practitioner took one look at my fading bruises and stopped the exam. She called in the doctor. The doctor came in and simply asked me: “Are you ready to leave him?” When I denied that I was being abused, she didn’t argue with me. She just asked me what I needed. I said I need a birth control method that my boyfriend couldn’t detect. She recommended a few options and we decided on Depo.
When I told her that my boyfriend read my emails and listened to my phone messages and was known to follow me, she suggested to do the Depo injections at off hours when the clinic was normally closed. She made a note in my chart and instructed the front desk never to leave messages for me—instead, she programmed her personal cell phone number into my phone under the name “Nora”. She told me she would call me to schedule my appointments; she wouldn’t leave a message, but I should call her back when I was able to.
And that was it. No judgment. No lecture. She walked me to the door and told me to call her day or night if I needed anything. That she lived 5 blocks from campus and would come get me. That I wasn’t alone. That she just wanted me to be safe.
I never called her to come to my rescue. But I have no doubt that she would have come if I had called. She kept me on Depo for a year, giving me those monthly injections in secret, helping me prevent a desperately unwanted pregnancy.
I cannot thank Planned Parenthood enough for the work they do. —
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Fucking this!!!! My mom has been having severe problems and her GP just brushed her under the rug and basically refused to help her.
I suggested trying Planned Parenthood and those amazing people have been nothing but kind and helpful. Truly giving her the help she needs! My mom will survive because of them!!!
I can not be thankful enough to everyone being supportive and actually LISTENING to my mom and giving her what she NEEDS to live.
Planned Parenthood actually gives a shit about their patients and wants to help them. It is truly a blessing that they are so caring and want to help everyone!!!!
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This is really powerful.
Oh my god, this is such a perfect way to make a statement.
Reblogging this again because it’s so fucking good
this is fucking amazing
i’ll never not reblog
It is the civic duty of a female to reblog this, regardless of blog style.
this is not my blog style but i must reblog xx
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Disagree. That’s pretty impressive.