If you have a special event coming up, you want to make sure you prepare a dessert that pleases everyone. Cupcakes are a great choice as they are cute, delicious, easy to eat, and easy to distribute to your guests. Everyone lights up when they see a cupcake and feels better after eating one.
Now if you are planning a large gathering like a wedding or a big party, you more than likely will have guests with a wide variety of eating preferences. Vegan cupcakes are the ideal choice for a special event, because you can substitute out the dairy and eggs and no one will ever know the difference. You can proudly tell your vegan or vegetarian guests that you have a special dessert ready for them.
Sometimes people throwing parties wonder if their guests without special food requirements will not enjoy the food as much if it is prepared with vegan guests in mind. This is not the case with vegan cupcakes. We promise you that all guests will enjoy vegan cupcakes!
In fact, if you don’t tell anyone that you left out the butter, shortening and eggs, no one might ever know. Yes, it sounds difficult to believe! However, so many of the current recipes for vegan cupcakes out there these days are well thought through and tested to the point of maximum deliciousness.
Vegan cupcakes can be decorated as presented artistically just like any other cupcakes you would see at a special event. The only difference, of course, is that the frosting will also need to contain no animal products. That means substitute the milk or cream in the frosting with soy milk, almond milk or rice milk. And make sure your shortening is a vegan shortening. However, be sure to also remember not to add butter to the frosting.
One key advantage to serving vegan cupcakes at your special event is that it gives your guests an opportunity to try something new that they haven’t tried before. Parties are all about fun and trying a new type of cupcake (which you just might fall in love with) certainly falls into the category of fun. The vegan cupcakes can also be a great conversation starter amongst your guests. One thing you could do to decorate your cupcakes, is make both vegan cupcake as well as traditional cupcakes. You could label the vegan cupcake with a fancy V for “vegan” and let your guests compare the difference. Before you know it, your guests may be comparing notes on which kind of cupcakes they like best.
Or you could tell your vegan guests that you prepared vegan cupcakes, but keep this a secret from everyone else at the party. This would be a fun opportunity to see if anyone notices the difference and that there is something strange about the cupcakes you served. Before you know it you just may be getting comments from your guests like, “I love these cupcakes. Did you do something different? They are SO good!” You could always just smile, shrug your shoulders and say you don’t know.