Okay... so i've tried: dots in pasadena, sprinkles in beverly hills, & vanilla bakeshop in Santa Monica.
I know there is another bakeshop across from vanilla bakeshop and one more in the santa monica mall. plus, i've heard of the one in long beach. But is it worth spending the money to try crappy cupcakes?
In all honesty, dots sucked. We ordered half a dozen different flavors and all the bottoms of the cupcakes were EXTREMELY dry and had no flavor. it's not like the frosting saved the cupcake either. i would say it was a complete waste of money.
Next on the list was Sprinkles. They were good but not OOOOOHHHH. Cupcake bottoms were good, frosting was good (slightly sweeter than what i would like). Definitely more worth the money than dots but not good enough for me to stand in line for 30 mins.
So what started this rant today is my visit to vanilla bakeshop. i ordered 6 minis for $10: peanut butter chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, black and white, vanilla bean, meyer lemon raspberry, and red velvet. In this order, pbc was dry and pretty much crap; bittersweet was too sweet; black and white was nothing special; vanilla bean had the funky texture of sanding sugar crystals which reminded me of sand; meyer lemon was doable and probably the best out of all of them; and red velvet that was moist but bland.
Tell me... what makes a good cupcake in your opinion and where can i get a decent one?