Eating cupcakes is one of my favorite things to do. But, there’s more to it than just eating cupcakes. There’s a whole experience behind the cupcake craze, and visiting the bake shop is an important element. Every shop is different – the atmosphere, ambiance, cupcake selection, people, design, etc, etc. I believe eating cupcakes at the original shop is similar to enjoying a culinary experience at a prized restaurant.
You can imagine my joy for my first trip to a Sprinkles Cupcakes shop. For those who have read some of my past posts, you can recall my first Sprinkles experience. It was nothing short of amazing. So, the top item on my agenda in my weekend getaway was to visit the new Sprinkles store in Georgetown.
The madagascar bourbon vanilla cupcake burst with pure, homemade vanilla flavor. It was moist and had that “melt-in-your-mouth” magic. However, in the very center, it was a bit chewy and undercooked.
The “creamy vanilla frosting” as they advertised was exactly what I got. The buttercream was creamy, silky, and extremely smooth. It was similar to having a velvet sheet of frosting dancing across my tongue.
This cupcake was covered in white sprinkles. Although it looked elegant, it took away from the best part of the cupcake. The sprinkles were yummy (the thin, crunchy, sweet kind), but I would prefer the signature single sprinkle placed in the center. Also, the frosting was spread uneven on top. It looked sloppy.
The cupcake was a wonderful combination, and the store experience exceeded my expectations. Not only does Sprinkles bake unique, delicious cupcakes, but they’ve established a strong, lasting brand. I’ve been so impressed by how well they pay attention to the small details. Once you walk into the store until you walk out, you know you are enjoying Sprinkles Cupcakes.
My complete Sprinkles experience was one that I won’t forget. If only they would open up a store in Kansas City, I could enjoy them more frequently!