Friday, September 5, 2008
Second Annual Sprinkles Cupcake Indulgence
Once again a gorgeous box of Sprinkles Cupcakes from Beverly Hills has delighted my home. Now mind you, not only are Sprinkles Cupcakes a taste sensation, they are simply beautiful. All cupcakes are adorned with different sprinkles or their signature (and I believe trademarked) candy circles, which help decipher the flavors.
Hubby was returning on Tuesday, so I eagerly printed out the cupcake flavor schedule from their website. Now mind you, I just realized that I missed the big debut of BH 90210 on the day the cupcakes arrived from 90210, shame on me! It's probably fair to say television was not on my mind that evening. His flight came in after dinner, so thoughts of black and white, lemon coconut, and pb chip were filling my head, not a balding Luke Perry. Oh the anticipation.
Last year, J had to purchase the cupcakes the day prior because of his schedule the morning of his flight. But this year, he picked up the cupcakes the morning of his flight. The Sprinkles' employee boxed them and then bagged them with a ziploc style bag to seal in the freshness. Yes, I said seal in the freshness, they tasted like they were baked in my home that afternoon, not almost 1,000 miles away.
Honestly, I haven't met a cupcake that compares to a Sprinkles Cupcake. We know cupcakes are all the rage, so I've had to do my fair share of taste testing everywhere they pop up. The original stands above the rest.
Let's move onto my picks for a favorite this year! First I would like to share that same day fresh completely changed my opinion of their chocolate cupcakes. They were not dry in the least bit, but moist and balanced with just the right amount of frosting. Although, yet again this year, it was the Lemon Coconut (madagascar bourbon vanilla cake with lemon coconut cream cheese frosting) that beat out the more traditional flavors for me. Don't get me wrong, I love chocolate, but there is something special about lemon and vanilla in a cupcake. When I think of lemon, my lips want to pucker, but not with a Sprinkles Lemon Coconut. The dimension of flavor, sweet with a little sour, moist coupled with the chewiness of the coconut, with a hint of warmth from the vanilla was absolutely delicious.
The other flavors from my Tuesday Sampling- Black and White, Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Orange, Peanut Butter Chip, Red Velvet, Strawberry, Chocolate Coconut, Vanilla, Vanilla Milk Chocolate, and a special flavor Almond Chocolate.
I believe what sets Sprinkles apart from anything I tasted around here in Denver is the depth of flavor, backed by a rich moist cupcake. Using high quality ingredients low and behold delivers a superior product. Even though I have a content belly from sampling cupcakes for three days now, I still dream of the day I sink my teeth into a Sprinkles Chai Latte cupcake. Chai flavors in a cupcake is what I would consider to be heavenly, because I was Chai fanatic before I fell wistfully for a Sprinkles cupcake. Someday, someday...
Click here or here for my inaugural Sprinkles Cupcake experience (or for an illegal snapshot inside, ooh that daring hubby of mine).
Thank you J for gracing me with Sprinkles Delight yet again!