Been baking. These are vegan cupcakes with cream cheese flavoured duotone buttercream roses.

I know, cream cheese and buttercream do not sound vegan. Did you know professional buttercream is made from vegetable shortening? It keeps better*. Thank goodness – doing a cake decorating course without sampling the frosting would have been rather difficult.

These babies will be sold off to sweet toothed TRN staff to help me recoup the ridiculous amounts of money I’ve been spending on baking stuff lately…

*Apparently most use meringue powder though (with egg) to get the buttercream to “set” a little.