It has been my philosophy that everyone deserves a cake for their birthday. When I was a child, I remember getting to pick out the theme and design of my birthday cake. Every year, I got so excited to look through the book of cakes at our local grocery store. I was enamored by all the choices and how pretty and delicious they looked. Picking out my birthday cake is a cherished memory of mine, and to this day, selecting my cake is my favorite part of my special day.
Times have changed and I can’t possibly eat a whole cake to myself. So, I happily opted for cupcakes. Lucky for me, a sister’s getaway weekend was planned the same weekend as my birthday. I would be picking up my sisters in DC, which meant one important thing – I could get cupcakes from Crumbs Bake Shop from their new location in Arlington.
In honor of my big day, I choose the Happy Birthday cupcake.
This cake was a vanilla cake with rainbow sprinkles mixed inside. Their cakes are baked perfectly – moist, fluffy, flavorful, and a balanced consistency. I enjoyed the rainbow sprinkles confetti for that festive touch!
I was fortunate to have both types of frosting on my cupcake. On top was cream cheese frosting that was thick and exceptionally smooth. The edge was frosting with rainbow sprinkles that added a fun celebration, which surprisingly the texture didn’t distract from the cake itself. A dollop of vanilla buttercream was filled in the center. Just a little bit of extra happiness!!
If you haven’t stepped inside a Crumbs shop before, you are missing out on some of the best cupcake art I’ve seen. Each cupcake is decorated to the max, and my birthday cupcake was no exception. The rainbow sprinkle edge plus the yellow rosette in the center was delightful! When seeing a cupcake this beautiful it’s just too pretty to eat! (don’t worry, that didn’t stop me for long!)
The best part of my cupcake is it came with a birthday candle. They place it in the center, so once you’re ready to sing “happy birthday”, the candle is secured and hidden. I used to carry birthday candles in my purse. You never knew when you might have to celebrate a birthday! But, this is an ingenious idea.
Crumbs has exploded as a company! Their expanding shop locations, e-commerce business, and debut on the stock market, this company will be one to watch closely in the upcoming years. I blew out my candle in a wish to them!
Crumbs Bake Shop