So I did:
I didn't plan on making cupcakes that night, so I wasn't sure what I had all the ingredients to make. Turns out I was able to make the Sexy Low-Fat Vanilla cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, substituting strawberry yogurt for plain.
As you can see, they came out quite well. The only difference I noticed between these and the ones I made in the regular oven is the ones in the back started to brown before the ones in the front did, so I'll rotate the pan halfway through next time. I might also leave them in a couple of extra minutes, since if you look at the cupcake on the left, you can see the paper stuck a bit and ripped a chunk out of the cake.
Here's a close up of the texture:
I wasn't able to try one (detoxing), but they smelled amazing. So amazing, that I think I'm going to use flavored yogurt in these more often. Maybe even with a matching flavored apple sauce (and probably decreasing the sugar a bit).
My next improvisation of the evening was my new DIY lightbox:
This was my first time taking pictures with it and I think they came out a bit better than they usually do, but still not really good. I'm going to need to experiment with the height of the light (which I only did a bit today) and I think I'm going to pick up a second lamp for the other side. Hopefully, by the end of MoFo, this blog will no longer have the worst pictures of all the participants (which seems to be the case right now).
* OK, lots of things are worse than this, but stick with me, OK?
** The birthday girl is on an improv team, so I'm kind of milking the joke a bit. Sorry.