1. Revel on K Road, where you’ve been able to buy vegan cupcakes for a few years now. The offerings are ever-changing (though often come from one particular cookbook: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World) and they’re so consistently good that Revel’s cupcakes earned their own category on this blog. While I’m not eating them as often as I once did, I still appreciate Revel’s selection.
2. Cosset in Mt Albert is a bit out of the way, but worth the trip. They always have a range of baked sweet treats, usually including cupcakes. All of Cosset’s food is vegan, and they offer soy cream as an optional side with your cake order. They often have gluten-free options, as well.
3. Kraftbomb is a monthly craft market in Grey Lynn. City, the NZ Cupcake Queen, is one of the market’s organisers. She’s vegan and a keen cupcake baker. Tomorrow’s Halloween special Kraftbomb will be worth a visit – last year’s cupcakes included severed fingers and chocolate pumpkins.
4. The Little Grocer usually has baked vegan things, and often has these little carrot cakes with cranberries on top. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for announcements, as they sometimes post what’s on offer.
5. Your kitchen? You know, I wanted to write a top 5 post, but I couldn’t think of a fifth place that sells vegan cupcakes regularly. I found the local Miss Melicious cupcake delivery service online recently, but haven’t heard any reports about the quality of her offerings (but the flavours all look good).
I’m going to bake cupcakes tomorrow. I put the choice of recipe up for a vote as part of my virtual vegan bake sale: if you donate any amount to Blind Week through my online collection, you get to vote. I’m choosing between three recipes from the “fancy cupcakes” section of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World: Hazelnut Cupcakes with Mocha Hazelnut Mousse Filling, Coconut Lime Cupcakes and Cashew Butter Cardamom Cupcakes with Rich Cashew Butter Frosting. If you want to help me decide, please donate and vote by tomorrow morning.