Cupcakes are better than cake in the same flavor. There is just something about a cupcake that brings bliss to my being. Maybe it’s the cake to frosting ratio, which in a good cupcake frosting must prevail. Maybe it’s that you can eat the entire thing and don’t have to divide it up and share. Maybe it’s because they are so darn cute. Whatever the reason, they make me happy.
As a cupcake connoisseur, I have visited many, many cupcake joints, locally and on my travels. But I gotta say the one I keep going back to is the granddaddy of all cupcakeries – Sprinkles! They aren’t new but to me they lead the pack in taste, cuteness and customer service, even their packaging is chic.
On a recent outing with my Jackaroo, I made a stop at our local Sprinkles and picked up a half dozen frosted gems to bring home to share with daddy (and we did actually share). The flavors I chose were: Lemon, Coconut, Triple Cinnamon, Black and White, Vanilla and Margarita.
Let’s talk about the Margarita. O.M.Goodness. Literally. Goodness. It’s a vanilla-y, key lime cake with a gentle touch of tequila flavor, not overpowering, just a touch of warmth melding with the sweetness. The whole thing is topped off with a tangy, tart key lime frosting and rimmed with a light crust of fleur de sal. The salt took an already fantastic cupcake to a whole new level and made the cupcake recognizable as margarita flavored. Truly delectable.
The margarita cupcake is only available for a limited time. Now through May 23. Mother’s Day anyone? That is where my little brood will be this Sunday.
Of course the other five cupcakes I brought home were devoured. Jax enjoyed squashing the Vanilla and I loved kissing the smeared sweetness off her face and my husband exclaimed “heavenly” about the Coconut with it’s fluffy plume of coconut flakes. The Black and White is a classic taste with rich dark chocolate cake and buttery vanilla frosting and the Triple Cinnamon packs a punch with warm sweetness and reminded me of cinnamon toast and gave me warm fuzzies. All were moist and delicious with a frosting ratio that met my requirements.
Man, oh man, did I mention that I love cupcakes? And I hope you do too because the fine folks at Sprinkles are allowing me to give some away! One lucky winner* will receive a $20 gift card good at any Sprinkles location.
Want a chance at being that winner? Simply leave a comment on this post telling me what the sweetest part of your day has been. I will randomly select a winner and will announce the name on Wednesday, May 17, 2013 on the Yay Baby Facebook fan page. (You have to “Like” the fan page to find out if you’ve won).
Share this post on Facebook for an extra shot at having your name drawn. Deadline to leave your comment and/or share this post is 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time) on Monday, May 15, 2013.
Good luck and Yay Baby!
*Winner must be US resident. Check www.sprinkles.com for shop locations.
Disclaimer: We received no compensation for this blog post. Sprinkles provided the gift card to use as a giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own.