For my lovely friend Carla's birthday, I decided to attempt vegan baking for the very first time. I am of Danish descent so melted butter runs in my veins and I thought there was absolutely no way vegan treats could be delicious. However, I'd been treated to dinner recently at the wonderful vegan restaurant Millennium in San Francisco and that gave me some hope. Chef Chloe's award-winning raspberry tiramisu cupcake recipe had been on my radar for a while so I bought the necessary ingredients (coconut oil? who knew?!) and got to work. I topped my cupcakes with teeny tiny plastic deer to make them party worthy and they were a hit!