I’ve been wanting to sample a Sprinkles cupcake ever since I moved into town, but never found myself in the neighborhood. Believe it or not, I don’t have any business to conduct in Beverly Hills—shocking, I know.
One Saturday not too long ago, I finally had reason to hit up Brandon and Brenda’s old ‘hood—dinner at The Bazaar by José Andrés. Since I don’t find myself in Beverly Hills very often, I decided to make a day of it. The Astronomer and I kicked off our 90210 adventure with his and hers Botox injections, then we headed to Rodeo Drive and nearby Kitson to shop for our new spring wardrobes; lastly, we swung by Sprinkles Cupcakes for a pre-dinner snack.
As we approached the famed sweets shop, The Astronomer and I were greeted by a lengthy line of enthusiastic cupcake fans. Any fear that I previously expressed about the cupcake trend coming to a halt completely vanished at this moment.
I must admit that I felt like a tool standing in a thirty-minute line for a measly cupcake. To add insult to injury, the man in front of me was sporting acid-washed True Religion jeans and carrying a small dog.
As soon as we purchased the goods—a Cinnamon Sugar ($3.25) and a Vanilla Milk Chocolate ($3.25)—we quickly fled the trendy-meister scene. The Astronomer and I escaped to a peaceful park to enjoy our sweets.
The Astronomer ordered the Cinnamon Sugar cupcake. The Sprinkles employee made doubly sure that The Astronomer was aware that the cupcake did not contain any frosting before filling his order. Ha!
The lightly spiced buttermilk cupcake came dusted with cinnamon and sugar. Unlike yours truly, The Astronomer prefers his sweets on the mild side, so this one suited him perfectly. I stole a few bites of the colorful sugar discs that topped the cupcake, but they didn’t taste as good as they looked. The actual cake, on the other hand, tasted outstandingly fresh with clean and delicious flavors. Winner!
I ordered the Vanilla Milk Chocolate cupcake, which consisted of a Madagascar bourbon vanilla cake frosted with fudgy milk chocolate cream cheese and adorned with rich chocolate sprinkles from France. There sure are a lot of “food miles” on this cupcake.
After hearing and reading so much hype surrounding Sprinkles Cupcakes, I arrived with sky-high expectations. The Vanilla Milk Chocolate cupcake met and exceeded my expectations—I was sighing and swooning with every bite.
The cupcake’s texture was ideal—not too dense and not too insubstantially fluffy. The frosting was just sweet enough with the cream cheese accenting the chocolate flavors. The sprinkles were awesome and bursted with chocolaty goodness. The ratio of cake to frosting to sprinkles was perfect. I am officially on board the Sprinkles bandwagon.
Who loves Sprinkles? We do.
9635 South Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210