With creative endeavours, it’s sometimes difficult to ascribe where inspiration came from. We all draw motivation from so many sources throughout our lives that pin-pointing the exact origin of a creative decision is sometimes impossible, or even unhelpful! But for me, I have two very clear points of inspiration and they come in the form of Lauren Toyota from Hot for Food and Timothy Pakron, AKA the Mississippi Vegan.
Since the start of my vegan journey Lauren and Timmy have been such guiding forces in what I want my food to look and taste like. They both have such unique and exciting approaches to plant-based cooking and I have zero doubt that School Night Vegan wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for them.
That’s why it was such a MINDBLOWING SHOCK when they turned up in Atlanta for a book signing on my LAST weekend in town! I was so excited to meet them but wanted to thank them for all they’ve done – so I did what I do kinda well – I baked! These cakes were made and given to Lauren and Timmy yesterday and shall hereby be dedicated to them forever!
You’ll either need a mini bundt tin to bake the cakes or perhaps a donut tin will do too! If not, a cupcake tin with cupcake cases will do nicely! I made some candied blood orange slices to decorate the cakes – you can either buy some or you can follow this recipe to make your own!