Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Yum Yum Yum!

If you know me at all, you know that I love LOVE LOVE to bake! Although, my increasingly growing belly would disagree. But thats okay, because baking and all baked goods bring me joy. And I can always go to the gym later to work it off right? Riiighhtt....

Anyhoo, nothing makes me quite as happy as cupcakes!! 

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

Not-so-Red Velvet: 
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. :)


MJ said...

Cups looks amazing! The modern design isn't quite what I had in mind for a cupcake place, but I agree with you-- they are pulling it off!

Good thing they're not close to me, I'd probably gain 15 pounds!


Anonymous said...

Oh, I love your blog but now I want a cupcake. I agree... I guess it's just the presentation but cupcakes are so much better than cake. I hear La Jolla is goregous... making it a priority to see on my next trip to CA. There is a cupcake only bakery in Boston... dangerous!! xo

Kai.Mercado. said...

Debby-- La Jolla is amazing! You should definitely come visit whenever you have a chance!

MJ--- Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Hope you keep reading :)

Tunes & Spoons said...

Oh these cupcakes look sooooo divine!!! I want one right now! Beautiful blog!

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