My very first Sprinkles

by Patricia on February 16, 2009 · 3 comments

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 :)

My first Sprinkles
It came in this pretty box, with hugs and kisses for Valentine’s Day. And then looking inside…

Sprinkles red velvet cupcakes
4 lovely Red Velvet cupcakes dressed up with candy hearts. I’ve heard that Red Velvet is their most popular flavor.

Sprinkles red velvet cupcakes

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)… :)

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1 Brownies for Dinner February 19, 2009 at 5:40 am

Hey! I’ve been wanting to make a batch of red velvet cake sometime soon, so I will post pics and the recipe when I do (hopefully this weekend? :D )

2 Anonymous February 18, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Would you mind sharing your Mom’s recipe? I’ve tried about 5 different ones and none come close to the texture and taste of Sprinkles!!

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