Tuesday, March 15, 2016

vegan lavender and blood orange cake

along with the cake i also made cupcakes ...


1 cup of soymilk
1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flower
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon  salt
1/3 cup canola oil
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coconut flavor (you can find it with the extracts)
2 teaspoons dried lavender, you can find it in a baking store
{ if you want it to be red velvet cake add 2 tablespoons of red food coloring, but i am not for fake colorings, if you want to learn how I make my food coloring click HERE ( I didn't have the rasberries so i couldn't make it for this cake)}
{this part of the recipe was from food.com , but i made a few changes}

1/2 cup vegan butter
1/4 cup organic non-hydrogenated shortening
3 1/2 - 4 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons unsweeted vanilla almond milk
1 blood orange, juiced
2 teaspoons blood orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon edible glitter
{this part of the recipe was from the vintage vegans , but i made a few changes}

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin pans with liners.
  2. Whisk together the soy milk and vinegar and set aside to curdle. (5-10 min)
  3. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl and mix.
  4. Add the oil, food coloring, chocolate extract, Vanilla extract and almond extract to the curdled soy milk. Whisk well to combine.
  5. Make well in center of dry ingredients and gently fold wet ingredients into dry, mixing until large lumps disappear.
  6. Do not over mix, or your cupcakes will turn out gummy - small lumps are okay.
  7. Fill cupcake liners about three-quarters full as these cupcakes will rise fairly high.
  8. Sprinkle lavender on top of cupcakes 3 minutes in baking
  9. Place in hot oven and bake 16 minutes (cupcakes) or 22-26 minutes (cake in ceramic dish) until done, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool cupcakes in the pan for five minutes, and then transfer to a cooling rack or surface to cool completely.
  11.  Beat together, vegan butter with shortening for 1 minute in a large bowl using a standing mixer or hand mixer.
  12.  Add sifted powdered sugar and all wet ingredients. Beat for additional 2 minutes.
    Continue to beat buttercream until light and fluffy.
  13. Softly zest in your blood orange.
  14. If you made a cake instead of cupcakes,frost the cake and now add the lavender and the edible glitter to your desire.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Hart Mansion Memories

Awhile ago i went to valencia to visit my top school, Calarts. Since we got there a bit early, we went to visit the Hart Mansion. If your ever in the area i highly recommend checking it out.So when i was there surrounded by buffalo I took some pictures of my outfit.

Grey speckled news boy cap- Reproduction (Joyride Vintage)

50s girl and boy drinking pepsi date button up- Vintage

Grey rib knit crop top- American Apparel

Dark blue high waisted 50s roll up jeans- Pin up Girl Clothing

I don't care I'm high red and pink plaid socks- Blue Q

Black sling back platform heels- Urban Outfitters

Brown leather and silver mickey mouse watch- Vintage

Cream pearl studs- Target

Silver small hoop earrings- Anthropologie

Yellow gold flower sweater clip- Vintage (486 Jamestown Vintage)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

for a life in the future

Since i have been accepted to two arts colleges, Lcad and CalArts!! for graphic design I decided to show some of my portfolio work. The web design done for my blog was all done by me, so that is a bit of my graphic deign taste. Although i don't feel very comfortable to post all of my graphic design work, because I've had people steal it as their own. So here is a collection of art, watercolor, sketching, etc., and some small graphic design projects. You can buy my artwork or email me to commission some specific work for you @ maegan.bishop3@gmail.com , when you email me I'll show you more of more graphic design work.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cameo Appearance Vintage

A very fun photoshoot to start off the new year with cameo appearance vintage. Had fun styling vintage pieces for a more modern look. With the new year I'm trying to stay more constant on here, and my youtube. You are going to see more photoshoots, more outfits, more videos, and including now makeup tips for a vintage look and nature/ food related stuff so you can live your life with the ample amount of fun.