Don’t these look like piles of crap? I mean, delicious piles of crap, but still…a star tip might have been a better choice on this one. These would be hilarious if you stuck sugar stink lines in them and gave them to someone who was having a crappy day.

These are from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. It’s the basic chocolate cupcake recipe which I posted earlier I believe in the Vegan Bad Moods post. The frosting is vegan chocolate buttercream and I added about a 1/4 tsp. pure orange oil so it tastes just like those awesome chocolate orange candies. The vegan boys coming over to hang out with my husband tonight are psyched and they don’t even know it yet.

For the “butter”cream you’ll need:

1/4 cup shortening

1/4 cup vegan margarine

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (sifted)

2 & 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar (sifted)

3 tbs. soymilk

1 & 1/2 tsp. vanilla

*and like I said, I added orange oil, a tiny drop or two does the trick

Cream the shortening and margarine until well combined. Add the cocoa and beat until combined. Add the sugar about 1/2 cup at a time, adding a splash of soy milk after each addition. Once that’s mixed, add the vanilla (and orange oil, if using) and beat at high speed about 3 minutes until light and fluffy.

This is a FLUFFY frosting! It might be better to spread with an offset spatula but I love me some piped piles of frosting. Hence, the poo pile you see above.