Now, you may or may not know--I am not a big fan of cupcakes. *cues the collective gasp* Yes I know. It's tantamount to blasphemy, but I don't know! I just never understood the appeal.
Until I had Sprinkles.
I had heard of Sprinkles before (N had gone and enjoyed it, as well as various other people), but as I was in the Bay Area, I never got the opportunity (though I just learned there's an Palo Alto location. Still too far). I tried other cupcake places--Teacake, Kara's Cupcakes, etc.--it just didn't do anything for me.
But Sprinkles. Oh my goodness.
So my cousin Connie brought a box to church. "Eat one," she said. "I have too many!"
I resisted, but she already plopped on in my hands. Luckily (or so I thought) Dan said that he would eat it if I wouldn't. I watched him eat it without comment until curiosity got the better of me. "I want to try," I said, snatching it from him. And I'm so glad I did.
Connie had gotten the red velvet cupcake with a smooth cream cheese frosting and two circular candy sprinkle pieces. It was moist and had the best chocolate flavor, and the frosting was smooth and light. The cream cheese frosting balanced perfectly with the red velvet. I don't think I can adequately describe the sensation in my mouth.
I'm a believer in cupcakes now. No, I should rephrase that--I'm a believer in Sprinkles.
Perhaps it's a good thing that there aren't any locations nearby. I would not have enough self control.
No pictures because we ate that thing as though it would be our last taste of food. Please visit their website for their beautiful eye candy!