Sprinkles! The hot spot in Southern California when it comes to cupcakes…and most recently ice cream! && even after 7 years there is still always a huge pack of people waiting to get their hands on this delectable dessert. Candace Nelson’s take on the classic dessert is truly the right way of baking these ever-so-popular mini cakes. As I always say, simple is much much better. The thing I like most about Sprinkles, is that there isn’t any frilly nonsense, just a nice moist cake, not-too-sweet frosting, and simple but eye-catching design. I can honestly say that all the hype is true and that Sprinkles bakes THE best cupcake! Not to mention their staff is very friendly and they just added a cupcake “ATM” machine, so you can enjoy a Sprinkles cupcake at anytime of the day!
So I’ve tried Sprinkles cupcakes many times before but this weekend was my first time visiting the actual Beverly Hills location. Not surprisingly I visited the bakery on Saturday and then just so happened to stop by again the next day as well! I took advantage of my second trip to try out their new ice cream and both days proved quite amazing!
Seeing all the options it was so hard to choose a flavor! I knew their red velvet is to die for but this time I wanted to try something new. The banana cupcake intrigued me so I ordered away! It was a banana cake topped with vanilla frosting and I scarfed it down within seconds. To me, what makes or breaks a cupcake is the frosting. The frosting can’t be overwhelming, meaning if there is more frosting than cake, we have a problem. The frosting also can’t be too sweet and Sprinkles does it just right! The frosting is thick and perfectly sweetened. Now for the cake, I could definitely taste the banana and their cupcakes are never dry! Best cupcake right there! As my friend said as she too scarfed her cupcake away, “this cupcake just makes me smile.” :D
So those cupcakes were awesome, but Sunday as I visited Sprinkles for a second time, I decided to take advantage and try their ice cream! They carried over their simple techniques into making their ice cream, making sure they use the best ingredients. Once again, they had amazing flavors to choose from! Sadly they didn’t have the pistachio flavor I wanted to try that day, but no worries! It seemed all the other flavors were up to par and the butter pecan especially caught my eye, and of course I just HAD to try their famous red velvet waffle cone! Their butter pecan was AMAZING!!! I normally don’t like crunchy-ness in my ice cream but the pecans were perfect! They were sweet and the ice cream was a great creamy texture! && then the waffle cone was awesome! It wasn’t too overwhelming and it was very crispy!
When it comes to cupcakes (& now ice cream), Sprinkles does it right!