I love a good deal, so when I saw a Groupon for a promising new cupcakery, I jumped on it. Well, first I made sure there were vegan options, of course. Then I jumped on it. Then for no good reason, I stalled on ordering. So I decided to wait until just before the deal's expiration and get some cupcakes for the SuperBowl. A dozen mini red velvets were ordered. Meanwhile, they offered another, even better, Groupon, which I also bought. Hooray! A dozen mini carrot cupcakes were ordered to go with the red velvet, and yesterday I went to Kingdom Cake's adorable pick-up window in North Beach with my two Groupons, and picked up two dozen of the most pretty cupcakes you ever did see. First the red velvet:
I have a confession. Until yesterday, I had never had a red velvet cupcake in my entire life. I guess I went vegan before having one and haven't come across a vegan version before? Seems impossible, but true. In any case, these were worth waiting for. My red velvet-loving friend claims they were more chocolatey than she normally likes her red velvet to be (no problem with that on my end!) but we all agreed the frosting was the bomb:
Mmmmm, frosting. Even my no-sweet-tooth-having husband loved them. But wait, it gets better!
These carrot cupcakes had me salivating as soon as I picked them up because the smell of all those warm spices was just so inviting. And when I finally got to eat one? Heaven. Perfectly gingery, cinnamony, and carroty (hehe) and topped with more of that awesome frosting, crushed walnuts, and what I'm guessing is Kingdom Cake's signature edible glitter.
I could have EASILY eaten a dozen of these little beauties all by myself. Luckily I had the help of friends at the SuperBowl, but I will definitely be back to Kingdom Cake for more. If you're a vegan in the Bay Area please please please go support them and prove that there is a demand for quality vegan baked goods in the city. I mean, just check out the delicious-sounding vegan flavors on their menu. Now go order some. The process is easy, the people are super-nice, and the product couldn't be better!
Up next, back to an old fave later this week, so stay tuned. Have a great week y'all...