We celebrated my daughters birthday today so we decided to try out the very popular Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills. One of the biggest reasons for this choice was the fact that they offer a Vegan cupcake and my Mother-In-Law does not eat dairy of any kind. So far as I can tell this is the only fancy dance cupcake place in Los Angels that has a vegan offering. If you know of another, by all means, please let me know in the Comments.
We had thought about trying them earlier in the month for my son's birthday, but there was a line down the block and we just couldn't imagine a cupcake being that good.
We were wrong, they really are that good.
For starters, the cupcake itself is wonderfully moist and well, cupcake-y. And the frosting left us wowed. Sweet? Yes, but not over powering. I tried the vanilla on vanilla and Damon got the dark chocolate frosting on a chocolate cupcake. We loved both and we were pretty surprised at the Mother-In-Law's Vegan red velet as well.
But aside from the cupcakes themselves there was the service. Being that this is Beverly Hills I was expecting snottiness but got good old fashioned "Can I help you"-ness instead. They have this down to a science really, from order taking, cashing you out and handing over a lovely packaged and bagged goods.
|Nana's homemade red velvet bunt cake for the birthday girl along side our lovingly packed cupcakes.||s|
They even inquired if this was for a special occasion and sent us home with "Happy" stickers. Oh and the finale touch was offering to package the Vegan cupcakes separately from the non-vegan cupcakes. Service and sensitivity, ok wow.
Party trays and color coordinated ribbon. Plus you can have your cakes spell out things like Happy Birthday or the birthday girl/boy's name. There were wedding and shower offerings as well.
I'm usually the type that thinks if there's a line out the door, it's overrated (Pinkberry comes to mind), but in this case I think the hype is fairly well deserved. I'm thinking of the soon-to-be-in-our-laps Holiday Season and I think I'll be coming back to Sprinkles to check our their "seasonal" offerings.