Sprinkles opened a spinoff of its Beverly Hills cupcake shop in Newport Beach. It’s all about the rich, tangy cream cheese frosting here, says Emily. While vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting is plain, dry and boring (and other flavors are bland), banana cake is moist and assertively banana-y under a layer of cream-cheesey goodness. Red velvet is the other winner, says Pei–it’s incredibly moist, not too sweet, and topped with the same frosting.
Sprinkles Cupcakes [OC Beaches]
in Corona del Mar Plaza
944 Avocado Ave., at MacArthur, Newport Beach