2 dozen Vegan Cupcakes & a dozen Gluten-Free!

School is almost out for summer! Finally. You know how when you’re young you can’t wait to finish school. Well, what no one tells you is that when you have kids and they are in school it’s like being in school again.

I get up early every morning for “the school run” and stress about everything I don’t have ready or forgot to do the night before. Then I do “the school run” again in the afternoon just to be overwhelmed by the homework and other stuff the school requires of me.

To say the least I am as much ready for summer vacation (summer holiday’s) as my daughter is! Every time something ends it’s a little bittersweet isn't it? I’m thrilled at how much my girls have grown and also a little sad as they will never again be how they are right now.

Baby Baker is going to nursery in the fall and last week was her last day at the toddler group I have taken her to for the past year. It was party day and her good friend is a vegetarian but his mom is vegan. So, to ensure that she could join in the party food I made vegan cupcakes from the infamous Ms. Cupcake’s book The Naughtiest Vegan Cakes in Town!

I was just going to make a batch of the Mint Chocolate Chip ones at my friend’s request. However, a few nights before party day at toddlers, my friend texts to say it’s her boss’s birthday and he can’t have dairy and is a celiac. I was like how convenient. So, I decided to make the Bakewell Tart Cupcakes as well and then divide them each so each party had a variety.

However I didn't fully understand that celiac meant no gluten. So, the night before I had 2 dozen cupcakes baked and ready to be frosted when we concluded my friend’s boss wouldn't be able to have the cupcakes, as I didn't use gluten-free flour.

I wasn't going to let that stop me. So, I made a 3rd batch of cupcakes that were dairy (vegan) and gluten-free! And it all worked out in the end!

I received very positive reactions to these cupcakes! Here's what they had to say... 

“Possibly one of the nicest cupcakes I have ever had! And I've eaten a lot of cake! Thank you so much for sharing with me!” ~ Lauren {Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcake}

“Ummm, so good!” ~ Bex {Bakewell Tart Cupcake – took one home for her husband}

“Best cupcakes I have ever had!” ~ Rebecca {my vegan friend who took all the leftovers home!} Her husband said, “Mm, they’re pretty good actually” which according to her is high praise indeed! ;0)

“Best cupcake I have ever had! I wouldn't have know they were vegan.” ~ Molly’s Mum {Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcake}

“A huge huge thank you to @unitedcakedom fantastic gluten free cakes amazballs as my boss says. Star baker for def” ~ Louise via twitter {friend who requested gluten and dairy free cupcakes for her boss’s birthday}

Who knew vegan cupcakes would be so popular? Well, Ms Cupcake obviously did! I will definitely be making a trip there next time I am in London. The book isn't all cupcakes there are many other type of bakes that are all dairy free and she does tell you how to make them gluten free if need be!! 


  1. They look beautiful! May I have one of each?

    1. Of course! Although I have to say my favorite were the bakewell tart cupcakes!


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