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First Vegan cake made

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessStar

I have a charity cake sale today for JIA (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis), which my granddaughter has. This is the first Vegan cake I've made.

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benwl
benwlVolunteer

That looks amazing and incredibly tasty.

I want to reach into the screen and grab it :)

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessStar in reply to benwl

Thank you benwl , the whole cake disappeared quite quickly and I raised over £300, awesome amount😀

benwl
benwlVolunteer in reply to crazyfitness

That really is an awesome amount, well done!

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessStar in reply to benwl

Thank you benwl, I was very pleased

Agoodenough
AgoodenoughAdministrator

I need that chocolate cake in my life. Its a show stopper and It looks amazing. You've done a great job on the icing! Good luck with the cake sale.Ali

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessStar in reply to Agoodenough

Thank yiu Ali, i raised over £300, amazing amount😀

Agoodenough
AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to crazyfitness

That’s a great success. Well done x

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessStar in reply to Agoodenough

Thank you Ali, I was very pleased 😀xx

Wow - your First Vegan Cake looks amazing - Yum!

Zest :-)

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessStar in reply to Zest

Thank you Zest, it went down very well and I raised over £300😁

Zest
Zest in reply to crazyfitness

Fantastic, really well done. :-)

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessStar in reply to Zest

Thank you Zest😀

Kitten-whiskers
Kitten-whiskersAdministrator

Your a natural, that looks amazing and I bet that tasted great.

Well done for raising all that money - you should be so proud 😋

Thank you Debs and really appreciate your kind words. I tasted the crumbs after cutting it and it did taste good. Who said you need eggs when baking.

I was really pleased with the amount, there is still a little more to come in😀

Agoodenough
AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to crazyfitness

Too right. What did you use instead of eggs....?🤔

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessStar in reply to Agoodenough

There wasn't any egg replacement in the recipe xx

Kitten-whiskers
Kitten-whiskersAdministrator in reply to crazyfitness

Thats brillant Alicia 😊

Thank you Debs xx

Kitten-whiskers
Kitten-whiskersAdministrator in reply to crazyfitness

🙃

andyswarbs
andyswarbsVolunteer

These cakes are so important. They help non-vegans understand how a vegan lifestyle can be great.

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessStar in reply to andyswarbs

Thank you Andy for your encouraging words, much appreciated

andyswarbs
andyswarbsVolunteer in reply to crazyfitness

Personally I cringe when I see a cake made especially if friends/family have made one especially for me. I have as small a piece as possible, but I will have it. The fats and sugar are by definition not good for my body. But people have put in such great efforts to come to some common ground on their own journeys towards accompanying me on my own. It would be churlish to refuse, and an insult to their efforts.

But I cringe because I know these are not health foods, and every time I consume something off the health radar I will get a reaction. Probably the next morning I will feel achy and not wanting to do my early morning yoga routine. I may need to take an ibruprofen tablet to stave off that pain. The reaction will generally be gone after I have done my morning poop after my bowl of porridge.

So cakes are not for me, except to show I am part of the rest of humanity.

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessStar in reply to andyswarbs

Funny you say that as I rarely eat cakes but have been making them for years for other people- I used to do sugarcraft i.e. wedding cakes for friends and family, I also used to make children's novelty cakes. I rarely do this now but still make them for cake sales as they are a very good money maker.

I, myself, actually prefer natural sweetener i.e. dates so eat things like raw fruit bars if I want something sweet but I am more into savoury foods and enjoy nuts.

Could you post the recipe please xx looks delicious 😍

andyswarbs
andyswarbsVolunteer

Btw, you might want to refer your granddaughter to my alter-ego Katy, now aged 27. She has had JIA from 10 months old and has NEVER known life without pain despite every medication possible. That is, until she found the same pathway as myself, almost at the same time as myself a couple of years ago.

Last summer (2018) Katy flew across from her home in Oregon to tell the story of her life to people on the Isle of Man. withoutwings.co.uk/living-p....

At the bottom is a link to the youtube video of Katy in her own words, which features myself introducing Katy as part of the introduction. This is that video youtube.com/watch?v=eVRxaS1...

You may notice Katy is quite diminutive, she often gets mistaken for a teenager. This lack of growth is because of her lifetime of arthritis. The rest of her family are not small! She will never become tall, but that is almost the only remaining effect of arthritis on her. That and the countless operations including knee replacement.

It is because of how a good diet has affected people like Katy so positively in the same way as myself that I am so so passionate.

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessStar in reply to andyswarbs

Wow, that you for that Andy, I really appreciate this and will share it with my daughter who's little one has JIA.

I'm going to watch the video and read the information via the link.

I very much appreciate the effort you have gone to replying, so so appreciated.

Hi Alicia, this is feast for the eyes its amazing aren't you clever. And well done for making it for a charity cake sale, I'm sure it was enjoyed and appreciated, as I bet its delishhh 😊

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessStar in reply to Jerry

Hi Jerry

I did taste the cake crumbs and it was really good. It's unhealthy but that's not a problem as I rarely eat cake, only raw fruit bars, but it was good for the sale and it meant Vegans also bought cake.

I've just trialled peanut butter brownies which taste lovely but do tend to fall apart. I'm testing recipes for the next cake sale on 6 July for charity.😀

Kai--
Kai-- in reply to crazyfitness

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Maybe a ‘healthier’ cake for if/when we must "have our (chocolate 🍫 ) cake 🎂 & eat it too", crazyfitness?? 🤔

. . . Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Never-Get-Sick Chocolate Cake: doctoroz.com/recipe/dr-joel...

It’s a bit of effort to make (lots of ingredients & prepping), but it’s absolutely delicious & more ‘nutritious’ than typical cakes for those of us who must get our ‘fix’ ☺️ (or for those of us working toward ’transitioning off’ cakes, chocolates, etc.). 😋

Best wishes, crazyfitness to you & your beloveds 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 ! . . . . ☺️ 🙏 🍀 🌺 🌞

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[Thrilled 🤗 you’ve discovered andyswarbs alter-ego Katy to share with your daughter & granddaughter❣️ Should scepticism/ cynicism raise its head (from whatever corners), there are plenty more JIA-ers serving as "living examples" of what can be done: healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... 👍👍 ]

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crazyfitness
crazyfitnessStar in reply to Kai--

Thank you Kai-- . Fortunately the chocolate cake was for a cake sale and not me. I get my chocolate fix from raw fruit bars I make which have cacao powder in them, I live them. I'm just raising money with the unhealthy cakes.

Yes andyswarbs has been very helpful. Also thank you so much for the links, much appreciated.😀

Kai--
Kai-- in reply to crazyfitness

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Love 💓 the raw fruit bars (& cacao powder) substitute, crazyfitness!

[Just cracked me up 😆 with the reference to "…just raising money with the UNhealthy cakes.” 😂 🤣 🙃 . . . Bet they’re still delicious‘n nutritious & folks thoroughly enjoy them. 😋 ]

(Very welcome 🙏 😌 . ) Thrilled for new-found hope for you & granddaughter 👩‍👧 .

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crazyfitness
crazyfitnessStar in reply to Kai--

I sure get my chocolate fix with the cacao powder.

If unhealthy cakes raise money I'm fine with that as I don't have to eat them lol🤣

Thank you and I'm going to gather all the information and give to my daughter.😀

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