Saturday, May 8, 2010

"THE CUPCAKE REVIEW" by Denise Vasquez ©2010

There seems to be a NEW trend

Happening ALL over

Especially in Los Angeles

If you're a Cupcake Lover

Like Me

I know you're going to appreciate

This new series

I'm starting in my blog

I'm calling it


Growing up

I was VERY fortunate

To have a Mother

Who LOVES to cook & bake

She would always bake the BEST cupcakes

I know, I know

Many of us seem to have the same thought

"My Mom's cooking is the BEST!"

But isn't it?!?

It takes a LOT to top

Mom's cooking

Those who have tried

My mom's cooking

KNOW what I'm talking about!!!

As the new Trendy Cupcake shops

Continue opening up all over LA

I've made it my mission

To not only try them all


To try to find a place

That tops my mom's Cupcakes

Or even comes close...

On that note

I'm going to start with a place

I tried the other day called


Right from the start

Their sign caught my eye...

About a Week ago

We were driving around town

With friends who were visiting LA

As we drove by

The sign caught my eye

Something inside me

Told me To make note

Of this place

SO Glad I trusted my instincts!!!

I made a note in my iphone

To the location

Of this place

I had to make it a point

To return

And give it a taste test!

They had me

With the words

"FROSTED" beside an image of a cupcake
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And so I did!

The place didn't look like much on the outside

"Never Judge A Book By it's Cover"

But I must admit

There was something VERY

Inviting & Soothing

About their choice

Of Color Combinations

For the decor

The place seemed a little small

"Size Doesn't Matter"

But their LIST of choices

Of their Handcrafted Cupcake Flavors

Was quite IMPRESSIVE!!!


ALL of the cupcakes LOOKED


Now my question was

Will these cupcakes

TASTE as good

As they appeared?!?

As I've worked in the food service Industry

For over 20 years

I always appreciate good customer service

The girl who worked behind the counter


Service with a smile



She was happy to answer

ALL of my questions

She also informed me that

They had 17 Flavors

To choose from
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They had a

"Flavor Of The Month"
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"Flavor Of The Month"


That's Soooo Hollywood!


Believe me

I was tempted

To Order

One of each flavor

But I thought to myself

Why not start with a few

If they're Good

I'll have a reason

To come back

And try other flavors

The first cupcake I tried was their

Royal White/Vanilla Buttercream Cupcake


Words can NOT even begin to describe

This cupcake

The first word that comes to mind


Is there even such a word?

I don't know...

I don't care...

Like I said

That was my first thought

This cupcake certainly

Reached BEYOND

My highest expectations!!!

The Texture of the cake itself was


The Cake was a little moist

Melted in my mouth

With every bite

And the Frosting


The flavor

Of the Frosting COMPLIMENTED the cupcake

The Frosting was not too heavy

Not to lite

Was just right!!!
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Even the sprinkles

That topped the Frosting

Had a sweet candy flavor!

GREAT cake

GREAT Frosting

GREAT sprinkles

That's what I call the

"Triple Cupcake Threat"!!!
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My man Randy Martinez

Ordered the Lemon/Cream Cheese Cupcake

He couldn't even talk


Were the words I heard him mumble

After every bite

As he devoured his Lemon cupcake

Photos say a thousand words
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That's him here tasting it

He let me have a taste

I'm not a big fan of Lemon

Cupcakes Normally

But this was FANTASTIC!!!

The amount of Lemon flavor

Was not too overbearing

Which seems to be the problem

With other places

The Cream Cheese Frosting


It truly was DELICIOUS


It was such a lovely compliment

To the lemon cupcake

I ordered a Carrot/Cream Cheese Cupcake

To Go

I waited a couple of days

To Taste it

Even after a couple of days

The cupcake didn't lose it's pizzaz

That was the BEST Carrot Cake Cupcake



Their slogan says

"Rich In Tradition sweet in Presentation"

So far these are THE BEST CUPCAKES

I've tasted in Los Angeles!

These cupcakes give my mom's Cupcakes

A run for the money!

Sorry mom!


It's going to take a LOT to top this!

Stay tuned!

I plan on returning to check back

For Consistency


My search will continue

To find out if anyone

Can top them!

To learn more about


Be sure to visit their websites:

Thank you for reading Part 1 of my series:


Stay tuned for more delicious adventures!

PeAcE LoVe aRt & sOuL
Denise Vasquez

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