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Fairy Cakes is a purely vegan, and nut free, bakery in Vancouver. It isn't really anywhere hear me, however, last week I was in the sort-of general area for something unrelated and thought I'd pop along and try a cupcake or two (or three as it turned out - though not all at the same time!). I had been meaning to do so for quite a while and was glad I did, and may have to make more of an effort to get there again.
I arrived bang on opening, and the cupcakes were still cooling and yet to be iced. I was told which flavours were available, and had them iced for me there and then. I tried Maple (lovely!!), Lime (vibrant and a little tart - but in a good way) and my favourite of the three, Coffee Chocolate. This was actually not a flavour, I misheard when I was told "Coffee, Chocolate" in the list of flavours, but they combined the two icings for me! Hooray for awesome customer service.
The cupcakes aren't cheap, but, you do get what you pay for! The bakery uses quality vegan ingredients, bakes with skill and care each day - giving a really tasty end product. While these may not be an everyday treat (to be honest I think cupcakes shouldn't be an everyday treat anyway) I'm happy to support vegan owned and operated businesses for my treat! They also use no plastic in their packaging, and environmentally friendly cleaning products etc, which is admirable.
My only wee peeve was that they had no small boxes (only bags) for small orders to stop the cupcakes getting squished on the way home. (I understand they are sourcing come!)