So, anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely LOVE cupcakes. I'm a fanatic. Even my pseudonym has the word "cupcake" in it. Well, some time ago my good friend, Lila mentioned to me that famous cupcaketieer Sprinkles had a location here in town, so last weekend I took a visit, especially since I follow Sprinkles on Twitter (twitter.com/sprinkles) and every day they give out a secret word that gets you a free cupcake. Free and cupcake in the same sentence? I'm a goner. So, anyway, here are some pictures of the cupcakes and my review.
The cupcakes in their natural state. Here you see, clockwise from top left, Vanilla, Dark Chocolate, Strawberry, and Lemon.
As for my thoughts on the cupcakes?
I'm very sad to say that I was not very pleased with my purchase. Each cupcake is a whopping $3.25. Yes, they're big and have a heaping helping of frosting BUT I just didn't like how they tasted, except for the Red Velvet which was very, very yummy. For me, a cupcake has to be the whole package. The cupcake and the frosting have to work together to make this confection a celebration of flavors. The cupcakes tasted very bland with no real taste, but the frosting was very rich and buttery. After a couple of bites, I was sick of it. The strawberry cupcake tasted like banana bread. I like banana bread but I was expecting strawberry. The lemon was also pretty good, but I had the same frosting problem. The only time I'd go back to Sprinkles is for a free Red Velvet cupcake. So, I will most likely be there again very soon.