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April 25th, 2011

Pipes Challenge – Weeks #5 and 6

Do you know what’s been unacceptable about this blog lately?

No food.

It’s been haunting me. I wake up in cold sweats, Alan tells me I murmur about risotto in my sleep and chai cream cheese frosting.

I am humbled and ashamed. Please forgive me.

As a gift I bring you, finally, food. I’ll have even more food in the next post!

On Friday I teased you with this:


That delicious, gorgeous mess (which I licked the entire bowl of, I am not ashamed to say), turned into this:


I KNOW! When I saw Angela’s post I knew that it was necessary, nay imperative that I make them instantly. I used a vegan chocolate molasses cupcake recipe from How It All Vegan and then made some simple rum buttercream icing to act as some mortar while I doused these little guys in toasted coconut and shoved almonds into them.

That being said, they didn’t all look as cute. I gave Alan one that he said looked like Krang from the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. He was right…


Erm…yeah…I love to bake but I’m still trying to get the hang of the whole “artistic” side of it…

Pipes Challenge – Weeks #5 and 6


Yup, I totally forgot to update last week so I have a two week update here! Both weeks I ROCKED the pipes challenge! Thanks to going to bootcamp twice a week I’ve been curling, pumping, planking (yup, I made it up) and push-upping (another Therese-ism). These guns are ROCKIN’.

That being said, I can’t say I’ll be ending the Pipes Challenge with a bang seeing as I have my 10k on Sunday and won’t be going to bootcamp on Thursday as I’m a paranoid racer and tend to back off on anything that may cause me to pull something. But I am very proud of the effort I’ve been putting into these babies over the last couple of weeks and even if they don’t show visible results next week I’m calling this challenge a win!

Check out the Pipes Challenge updates of Therese Past:

Pipes Challenge – Week #4

Pipes Challenge – Week #3

Pipes Challenge – Week #2

Pipes Challenge – The Beginning

Pipes Challenge

How are your baking skills? Do you have any “Krang” stories?!