Alright, after seeing lines snaking out the door at all hours of the day and night, I finally caved in to the hype and sent the significant other on a early morning run to Sprinkles, hoping to beat the lines. It ended up being an hour wait at 9:40 am. However, this hour wait appears to be worth it, based on the hot red velvet cupcake we've had. It's red velvet amped up with cinnamon cream cheese frosting, just for Valentine's Day. Super moist, crumbly-soft cake with the perfect ratio of frosting to cake! Not too sweet but just sweet and cinnamon-y enough to make it pleasantly linger in your mouth. Compared to Elizabethan Desserts, this one beats them hands down, both in flavor and texture.
We also got raspberry chocolate, dark chocolate and cinnamon sugar. Had a tiny bit of the cinnamon sugar and the texture seemed drier than the red velvet but am looking forward to trying the rest of them!
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