I’ve heard of Sprinkles for some time now, but only learned last week that one is now open not too far from where I live. A friend of mine applied to be a Cupcake Associate… I have not had a chance to drive the 20 minutes to go check out the cupcake mecca, so when D.’s neighbor said she and her daughter were going and offered to bring back a couple of cupcakes for us… well, naturally I had to accept :)
They really are pretty cupcakes. But I need to tell you something about me. I am a Southern girl, so I know my red velvet cake. My mom makes a bombing red velvet cake and I have her recipe and have made it a couple of times myself to rave reviews. It’s the cake my cousin craved when she was pregnant… she tried buying a red velvet cake from a bakery but it was not good enough to satisfy her craving, so my mom made her her very own red velvet cake. I’m just telling you this because when I try things that my mom made when I was growing up, I have kind of unreasonable standards. But blame my mom for that, she’s an awesome cook. In most cases, I just don’t order my mom’s dishes in restaurants. For example: my mom is Korean, and any time my sisters and I go to see her she makes bulgogi because it is our favorite, so when I go to a Korean restaurant I may try a bite of the bulgogi from someone else’s plate but I can’t order it myself because I am almost always disappointed. I am a little less unreasonable about trying cakes though, because well… I like cake :) But I still tend to have a small bias.
So what do I have to say about the Sprinkles red velvet cupcake with my crazy standards? It was good. I still think my mom’s is better but it was definitely a good red velvet cupcake. I would like to try some of their other flavors though because I think I will be less biased tasting the other flavors (well, except for pound cakes or carrot cakes)… :)