Nothing can cure a bad day like a good dessert. And nothing says “good dessert” like frosting! When we discovered that a ton of brands carry “accidentally vegan” frostings, we couldn’t wait to share our findings with you. (Because dairy milk, butter, and cream cheese are just so unnecessary when it comes to baking—and most importantly, because producing them is abusive to cows.)

We’ve also included vegan sprinkles and food colorings—all free of animal-derived ingredients and perfect for your vegan baking needs:

Vegan Frostings and Icings 

Some frostings are made with butter, cream cheese, or other dairy “products,” and if you eat those, you support inherent cruelty to cows. Try these vegan varieties:

Duncan Hines Buttercream Vegan Frosting

Vegan Sprinkles and Edible Glitters

When choosing sprinkles, watch out for confectioner’s glaze, which is made from the bodies of insects who didn’t want to die. Try these cruelty-free options:

Vegan Sprinkles for Vegan Baking

Vegan Food Colorings

When it comes to food coloring, avoid animal-derived ingredients—such as carmine (aka cochineal extract, crimson lake, and natural red 4), which comes from the female cochineal insect. Here are some vegan options:

PETA encourages everyone to eat healthy animal-free foods. If you’re going to indulge in sweets, please do so sparingly and make sure that there’s no cruelty to animals involved.

Also, please check all packaging, as ingredients may change or differ by region.