|From the race car fondant to the moist cake, Sprinkles vegan cupcakes were a hit!|
I tried Sprinkles cupcakes once at a baby shower and I remember thinking, "Yummy...but I'm sure I won't be eating these in my future." By that time, I was already aware of Ryken's milk and nut allergies and just couldn't eat anything with the stuff because I would feel so guilty. Flash forward six months later and, lo and behold, I was wrong about Sprinkles! They introduced their vegan red velvet (VRV) cupcake in early 2010.
For the past two years Ryken has been gifted a dozen Sprinkles VRV cupcakes for his birthday by a very generous, honorary "auntie". (Non-related aunties and uncles are pretty common in Chinese culture.) Out of the company's two dozen regular offerings, the VRV is the only flavor that my milk-allergic, nut-allergic kids can eat. But, boy, is it d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!
|My kids were particularly fond of the rich vegan frosting.|
Sprinkles' VRV cupcake was super moist with just a hint of cocoa. Made with soy-based cream cheese, powdered sugar and coconut oil, the half-inch thick layer of frosting was rich and sweet. Overall, the VRV is a decadent monster of a cupcake. I immediately felt like I gained a pound from eating it...but that didn't stop me from digging into another the next day.
Sprinkles also offers a gluten-free red velvet cupcake. Whether they offer a gluten-free, dairy-free red velvet cupcake, I do not know but it's worth it to ask if you are GFCF! Whether you visit a store or order online, make sure you talk to a live person to discuss your food allergies to ensure your cupcakes are handled with the utmost of care to avoid cross-contamination.
You can pre-order cupcakes online for in-store pickup or delivery. For the week of July 11-15, the company is offering a special Buy 2 dozen, Get 1 dozen free promotion for delivery orders. We live about an hour out from our nearest Sprinkles location but they were still able to deliver to us. I'm sure there was a delivery charge but since this was a gift I don't know what it was.
You can also keep up with Sprinkles' current promotions by becoming a Facebook fan of your nearest Sprinkles or the company's main Facebook page. Cupcakes for everyone!