Monday, July 26, 2010
Sprinkles on Top
LA-based Sprinkles Cupcakes has finally made it to Chicago. Today was its grand opening. Mobs of people squeezed into the tiny cupcake bar, waiting their turn. After 45 minutes in line, I bought four varieties: red velvet, dark chocolate, chocolate marshmallow, and black and white.
The red velvet tasted like a typical delicious combination of rich cream cheese frosting and carrot-cake-meets-chocolate cake. The dark chocolate cake was a smidge bitter and not too sweet. (Thumbs up from me!) The chocolate marshmallow had a chocolate outside and cream inside, just like a gourmet Ho Ho. They weren't all winners in my cookbook. I was not a fan of the black and white. The frosting was waxy and super sugary.
Taste for yourself at 50 E Walton St!