Anyhoo, nothing makes me quite as happy as cupcakes!!
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Let me break this down for you....
A cupcake brings all the gloriousness of a cake right to the palm of you hand. But there is something about the cupcake that is 2987398347 times better then a slice of cake. In my opinion, the cupcake brings the perfect cake to frosting ratio that a cake just cant give you. You may disagree, but I am not ashamed to say I love cupcakes!
So, I love finding new cupcake places in different cities. I just recently moved to La Jolla, and found a place called Cups to try out!
How exciting is this?? I decided that I must go immediately, and off I went! Let me tell you, I fell in love!
Although I am not partial to modern design, Cups is pulling it off! It brought the feel of swanky lounge and combined it with the deliciousness of cupcakes. They even had a DJ playing music when I walked in! I loved the concept of this place, and had never seen anything like it before. Good job, Cups! I approve!
Now, lets get down to the nitty gritty...
First of all, Cups has hundreds and hundreds of interesting and amazing flavors. I suggest going to the website, Cups La Jolla, and looking through all of them. They have a few classic flavors that they have every day, and then they have new flavors that they make depending on the day of the week.
Here are the flavors I decided on:
Old School Vanilla:
Vanilla cup topped with sweet vanilla American buttercream
Nuts Over Chocolate (v):
Chocolate cup topped with peanut butter frosting, chocolate syrup and peanuts
Southern style chocolate buttermilk cup topped with sweet cream cheese frosting
Better with Bacon:
Vanilla bean cup flavored with rich maple syrup topped with maple buttercream and crisp maple sugar-cured bacon
Yup, you read that correctly, Bacon!! So me and fellow cupcake judge Nicholas give Cups an A+! These cupcakes were DE-LIC-OUS!!!!!! My favorite was surprisingly the vegan cupcake, Nuts Over Chocolate. The peanut butter frosting literally melts in your mouth.
Not that I have any certification, but as a self-proclaimed cupcake expert, I would definitely Cups La Jolla!
Until Next Time. :)