The following article was written by Keegan Baur.
At the ripe old age of 26, I still have as big a sweet tooth
as any little kid stealing cookies from the cookie jar. I look forward to
desserts more than actual meals, and given the opportunity, I will actually
substitute desserts for meals. (Think pancakes topped with strawberries and vegan ice cream.)
This year, I had the brilliant idea that on my 26th
birthday I would lose all my inhibitions and embark upon a cupcake quest through
Chicago. On February 11, 2011, I would take the city by storm, collecting
delectable vegan treats from 11 bakeries across the city. After mapping out an
itinerary, calling to confirm vegan options, fully charging my camera, and
withdrawing a wad of cash from the bank, I was ready to hit the road.
Behold my gluttonous treasures and drool:
1. Angel Food
Bakery: Chocolate Cupcake With Vanilla Icing
Bites: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip
Cupcakes: Vanilla Cupcake With Vanilla Icing
Cupcakes: Gluten-Free Red Velvet
Cupcakes: Red Velvet
6. Swim Café: Raspberry-Filled Chocolate With Vegan Butter Cream Frosting
Cakes Bakery: Ginger Rose, Root Beer Float, and Lemon Meringue Mini Cupcakes
Bakery: Chocolate–Peanut Butter
Layers Bakery: Gluten-Free Mocha
10. The Bleeding
Heart Bakery: Chocolate–Peanut Butter
11. Earwax Café: Vanilla
Cupcake With Strawberry Frosting
And to top it all off, my boyfriend gave me a copy of Isa Chandra Moskowitz's famous book, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. These cruelty-free desserts will allow me to stay sweet on animals while
satisfying my cupcake cravings, year-round!
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