There were a few recipes I saw and liked, but was concerned about having to take frosted cupcakes on the subway with me. And the idea of manhandling cupcakes in the park to ice them once I arrived grossed me out a little bit (bleck! Yucky subway hands). When I came across these cupcakes, I thought they were perfect. They were peanut butter. They were self-frosting. They were vegan.
Oh yeah. Did you notice that vegan slipped in there? Naughty little vegan.
Now, obviously, given my proclivity to nutritional yeast, tempeh, and tofu, vegan food does not scare me. However, I knew if I told people that these cupcakes were vegan, they'd be less inclined to try them, assuming that they tasted like turds. Rather then not make them, I figured I would go the more honorable route and deceive! Well, more like withhold information until Happy Birthday was sung and cupcakes were consumed.
This also helped me avoid the non-compliment compliment, "They're pretty good for vegan."
Gee, thanks, I think.