cupcakes.

So my mother and I share a love for baked goods, what girl doesn't? We love cupcakes and I have been bugging her about my need to try these Sprinkles cupcakes everyone keeps talking about! So we decided to start a cupcake tasting contest. Since La Jolla just opened a Sprinkles store and I knew I was going to be in San Diego, we planned a date for it! So I had my first ever Sprinkles cupcakes... the verdict? They were divine. I LURVED them. I also loved that they had an SD Padres Sprinkles cupcake, I couldn't get over that haha.

Next up was a place down in Hillcrest (down town San Diego) called Babycakes! This place was great and we actually had lunch there too that was incredible, I will share about that later. These cupcakes were great and unique (I even had a PB & J one) but I think the true winner was really Sprinkles in the comparison test.


Next up? My mom keeps on RAVING about a place called Crumbs up in Malibu? Heard of it? What do you think? Where is another great cupcake place we should go and try?!

54 comments

  1. Ohh Sprinkles cupcakes are so yummy!! I want to live in that shop it smells so good!

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  2. Looks like a perfect day!!

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  3. Those look divine! Oh man I love cupcakes...

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  4. Sprinkles is the best!! I have to keep myself away from it or else I'd be as big as a house. Yummm! I hear Crumbs is amazing as well...wish we had one in Texas. Yummy Cupcakes [I think they're out of Santa Monica?] is also pretty magical. I ate one too many of their cupcakes one summer that I spent in L.A.

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  5. YUM...my mouth is literally watering...cupcakes are truly a slice of heaven! :)

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  6. oh my gosh, the babycakes ones look divine!!! PB&J?! yummmmmm. i've never heard of any of these bakeries, but i'm going to have to start scouting for some here in akron... i LOVE cupcakes <3shelby

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  7. YUM!!!! I like the idea of a cupcake day.

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  8. CRUMBS is so yummy! We have them all over NYC and it just so happens to be my mom's favorite cupcake spot too! They are known for their signature big sized cupcakes, and my favorite is the red velvet. (however, they are all to die for.)

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  9. mmm how come cupcakes are SOOOO much better than cake?! i haven't had sprinkles or crumbs...but i've had babycakes. yum!!

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  10. ohhh these look sooo yummy. i kind of have a problem... as soon as i start viewing cupcakes on the interwebs i immediately have the strongest craving to go make some :( haha
    xox dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  11. Great shots. Now I want some cupcakes haha.

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  12. Cupcake Couture is amazing! It's in Manhattan Beach, CA. Definitely should try it!

    http://www.cupcakescouturemb.com/

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  13. Ohh wow i wish i lived near somewhere like this! Looks like fun :)

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  14. There are two cupcake places here that I'm dying to try.. but now I feel like absolutely nothing could beat a Padres cupcake! I love it. :)

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  15. Crumbs is the BEST! They have really original, delicious flavors - I like it even better than Sprinkles! (And cupcakes are my favorite food! Haha.)

    <3 The Daily Dani

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  16. P.S. Crumbs does this great sampler of I think 12-16 teeny tiny mini cupcakes of all their flavors - it's perfection!

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  17. I heard there is a great place in St. George. 25 Main Cupcakes.

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  18. Babycakes has been on my to do list for so long now! It looks like such a fun little place! Plus you can never go wrong with cupcakes!

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  19. ohhh crumbs. by far the best cupcake. i went there basically daily in nyc. you MUST go there. and bring me one back. haha

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  20. I'm all about Sprinkles. Yet to have a better cupcake. Plus Sprinkles cupcakes LOOK perfect too-some other places cupcakes look super homemade and not as perfect. but as long as they taste good-whatevs.

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  21. i loooooooove sprinkles! i made some of my own last valentines day. best cupcakes!

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  22. you're so pretty! looks like it was a blast and oh heavens do those cupcakes look nummy. <3 rubygirlblog.com

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  23. Oh man...I've come to the realization that I'm a cake snob?? I am soo picky with cake and wont really eat it, ever...but I crave "designer cupcakes" all the time. A cupcakery near me has a banana bread cupcake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting and it is to DIE for.

    Anyways, I'm super jealous.

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  24. K I've gotta go to these places someday. San Diego is calling my name!

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  25. They all look yummy. I think the owner of Sprinkles is one of the judges on Cupcake Wars.

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  26. I have yet to go to Sprinkles, but it looks SO good:) that pb & j cupcake sounds awesome! I think i'd have to try that one. thats the hardest part about cupcake shops, there are so many yummy flavors it's hard to choose only one!

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  27. k, I'm a sucker for cupcakes and those look soooooooooooooooo good!!!

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  28. Really? I wasn't all that impressed, however I do like the Red Velvet. Have you had The Cocoa Bean here in Utah? It trumps every other place! Seriously, they are delicious. I am actually doing a give away for The Cocoa Bean you should enter to win if you want to try it!

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  29. Crumbs is reaaallly good (and they're huge!), but hands down Sprinkles is my favorite. Out of the million cupcake places that have come to DC, Sprinkles is still my favorite.

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  30. the ones from sprinkles are super cute!

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  31. Looks totally tasty, Alycia!! I love how you and your mom share this together. :)

    I really don't have any cupcake places near me... :( </3 but I do think you should try Crumbs if your mom likes them so much! :D

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  32. Those cupcakes look incredible!!!

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  33. oh man I've always wanted to go there! those look so good!

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  34. Mmm I'll take one of each please! I love cupcakes, so yummy! & Sprinkles is delicious!

    If you ever go to DC (or NYC because they are opening a new location there this fall/winter), please try Georgetown Cupcakes. They will blow you out of the water. Promise.

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  35. sprinkles and babycakes, now you're speaking my language!

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  36. those cupcakes look to DIE for! yum!!

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  37. Oh goodness! I'm so jealous you got to try Sprinkles cupcakes! I love Cupcakes. I'm obsessed. I'm sure you have already tried Cocoa Bean cupcakes. They are amazing!

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  38. Hehe those all look so good! A taste test is a good idea- there are like 5 cupcake places within a few mile radius here! Not that I'm complaining, of course :)

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  39. Those are my absolute FAVORITE! We snag them every time we go to be bay area! Totally worth the extra cash.

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  40. these look so cute and delicious! and i hear they make a killer gluten-free cake... a must for me!

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  41. These cupcakes look absolutely incredible - so jealous right now!

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  42. I've never been to sprinkles! but I've heard all about it. They look lovely!


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  43. Sprinkles are so good!! I love Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica. Their cupcakes are really really good! I love the Black and White. I'm not a fan of Crumbs just because I think they're overly sweet and they've been so dry every time I've had them. They almost remind me of bad store bought cupcakes. But I know other people who like them so maybe it's just the stores around me. You'll have to let me know what you think :)

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  44. Wow, these cupcakes look seriously good!!!

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  45. That was fun! There are more cupcake places we'll have to try next time. I'm glad "Nutter Butter" introduced me to Babycakes so we could go there.

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  46. omg! you're killlllling me! i LOVE sprinkles. my boyfriend and i are obsessed. I used to live in Malibu and I have to say, Sprinkles is much better. Still, try Crumbs. They are bigger than Sprinkles and filled with...things... in the middle. Also, Vanilla in Santa Monica is pretty decent. Sorry for the novel, told you we're obsessed. :)

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  47. aren't the red velvet cupcakes divine?! i love sprinkles! oh, and your blog. :)

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  48. I've tried a lot of cupcake places, but I still always compare them to Sprinkles. If we are ever in California, we have to go there even if it is WAY out of our way. I might be slightly obsessed!

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  49. I will definitely have to try those the next time I'm home. Go Padres!!

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  50. looks yummy... :)

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  51. Yummo! I think you should travel to all the great cupcake places and give us the rundown. Oh, and take me too please!

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