Always great to see positive coverage of vegan foods, but I don't know anyone who hasn't gone vegan because of a lack of good cupcakes (I note this comment: “I for one am really tired of the vegan cupcake being held up as the standard bearer. How about some adult dishes that are healthy, interesting and delicious?”).
But oddly, when Ellen was little, we heard, over and over, people criticizing the idea of raising her vegan with the same line: "What about birthday parties???" (said like this). It seems as though for a lot of people, eating birthday cake at parties was the only thing that made childhood worthwhile!
(Just fyi, all her friends' favorite party was when we did "decorate your own [vegan] cupcake.")