Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sprinkles Cupcakes

I have only been to Sprinkles Cupcakes once in my life and this was in August of last year. Being a baker I find it really difficult to fork over money for treats that I can make myself. I first heard of Sprinkles Cupcakes from the show "The Girl's Next Door" on E! Yes, I admit I watched that show, but I only caught reruns when nothing else was on during the last couple of seasons. I remember the girls would make a big deal over Sprinkles Cupcakes.

We are lucky enough to have a Sprinkles location in the La Jolla area of San Diego. Last year when my daughter was still part of a play group, the moms would talk about the huge line they would stand in at Sprinkles. Again, being a baker I wasn't overly interested in Sprinkles. I figured they are just like most cupcakes and overpriced. The hype is because of their Los Angeles location and reality stars talking about their cupcakes on television.

One day I was in the La Jolla area with a friend and we decided to stop by and check it out. Fortunately there was no line, only a couple of people ordering in front of us. It was nice to step into the cool, small, but bright store since I remember it was very warm that day.

I apologize that I can't remeber what I ordered, but this cupcake was mine. I want to say it was maybe a hazelnut flavor?  I know the colored dots tell you what flavor your cupcake is, but I couldn't find this color combination listed on their website.

This was my daughter's half eaten cupcakes. A double chocolate concoction with a creamy filling.

I picked this out out for my husband. I think it was vanilla.

In the end I was quite impressed by Sprinkles Cupcakes. They are the original cupcakery afterall and they have their business down to a science. I also thought the prices would be more expensive but found they were very reasonable.

Have you tried Sprinkles Cupcakes?

3 comments:

  1. I just awarded you with The Versatile Blogger award! Glad I found your blog. :)

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    Enjoy!
    Susan

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  2. We don't have a sprinkles here (Denver) but a friend had a mix from sprinkles and she made the cupcakes and brought them to work. I thought they were terrible, but probably shouldn't judge based on that since there are so many factors that went into those (made from a mix, high altitude, baker error...etc)

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    1. I wonder if the mixes are different? I seen them at Sonoma Williams before. Thanks for sharing!

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