Sunday, February 24, 2008

Yummy Cupcakes, Santa Monica California

On my most recent visit to So. California I decided to fully experience the cupcake rage that is sweeping the nation and just now finally arriving in the midwest. During my visit I tried Yummy, Crumbs, Sprinkles, and Mrs Beasleys. Visiting with three other people, a myriad of options were selected at each and many pictures were taken.

Yummy was the second stop on my Cupcake experience and of the "normal" cupcakes (aka, not all kinds of toppings like Crumbs) it was certainly the best. While the store was a tad run down and the server looked like a heroine addict, the quality of the cupcakes and the flavors were top notch. Of the options selected, only the Cookies and Cream was disappointing and this was mostly because the one that we received was too dry. The peanutbutter and jelly, Red Velvet (one with buttercream frosting and one with cocoa,) Black and White, and Banana Cream were all wonderfully moist and full of flavor. My personal favorite was undoubtedly the PB&J with its rich and smooth icing and sticky sweet filling.

While the digs clearly aren't as swanky as Beasley's South Coast Plaza or Crumbs and Sprinkles just off Rodeo, the cupcakes were perfectly sized for one, more affordable than those off Rodeo, and better in flavor than all but Crumbs.

Additionally, for an Ohioan, nothing really beats munching on an amazing dessert while sitting on the beach looking at the Pacific.

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