This girl and I went gallavanting all over South Bay last Saturday, and of course (OF COURSE) part of our motivation (or rather, a large part of our motivation) was Sprinkles Cupcakes in Palo Alto. I haven't been to the original store in LA, but this is the next best thing right? Right?!
The store is adorable. The cupcakes are laid out behind a glass pane right when you enter the frosted glass doors (though, this led to problems as the line progressively got longer since leaving the door open caused the cupcakes to dry out). They also sell take home cupcake kits, t-shirts for babies, and other cute things. Photos courtesy of Jess.
We had originally wanted to try the Mocha cupcake, since we had both sampled the Red Velvet, but unfortunately they had none on display! So instead we opted for...
The Black and White! Description from the website: belgian dark chocolate cake with creamy vanilla frosting.
They forgot to mention the crunchy chocolate sprinkles on top! So fun.
Isn't the packaging (including the utensil) adorable? I'm such a sucker for good packaging. Just goes to show that you don't need something fancy--a simple brown paper bag looks so elegant and whimsical with the wooden spoons and Sprinkles sticker!
I was afraid that it wouldn't meet my expectations (because the Red Velvet was just that good!), but the cupcake was moist, with a lovely chocolate flavor that wasn't too overpowering. The frosting was sweet (I admit, we didn't finish the frosting), but it was a good contrast to the cake, which wasn't too sweet. Delicious! We'll have to go back again to try the others.
393 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA
(On a side note, I dislike this shopping center so much! And not because I graduated from Cal--it's just not set up well at all! Why is Nordstrom all the way over there by itself?!)
PS Jwoo, have you had Horchata before? I had some yesterday and it was SO cinnamon-y, I thought you would like it, since you like all things cinnamon. Like churros!