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Sprinkles on La Cienega?

mitchrc Jul 17, 2006 04:02 AM

I was jogging down La Cienega and there appears to be a Sprinkles going in next to Boule.

The diet is over...

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  1. PseudoNerd RE: mitchrc Jul 18, 2006 08:32 PM

    At least you're jogging there! Some of us have to drive there (and find parking far, far away...).

    Is there an expected open date?

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      peanut112 RE: mitchrc Jul 18, 2006 09:55 PM

      Sprinkles isn't opening a location on La Cienega.
      They are, however, opening a location in Newport Beach within the next month. They are hiring at the moment.
      It's in the Corona Del Mar Plaza.
      :) yummy.

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        mitchrc RE: peanut112 Jul 19, 2006 12:34 AM

        There's a storefront one or two doors north of Boule on La Cienega with the windows covered and a small sprinkles logo on the door. You tell me....

        EDIT: I've confirmed it's a Sprinkles at 422 North La Cienega. No signage yet, but it's under renovation, it's painted in their brown color and there's a piece of Sprinkles stationary taped to the front door with the La Cienega address on it. Peanut112 is there a reason you're certain they aren't opening a location there?

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          Shadow RE: peanut112 Jul 24, 2006 07:00 AM

          Do you know if the Sprinkles in Newport has openend? And, where is Corona Del Mar Plaza?

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            torta basilica RE: Shadow Jul 24, 2006 07:07 AM

            It's on the corner of MacArthur & PCH - Bristol Farms is the anchor store.

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          kevin RE: mitchrc Jul 18, 2006 09:58 PM

          sorry to burst the bubble, but sprinkles, if you mean sprinkles cupcakes is utter garbage, overly sweet trendy crap at 3.50 a pop.

          nice idea, and the owners are laughing all the way to the bank.

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            Funwithfood RE: kevin Jul 18, 2006 11:53 PM

            Maybe the Newport store will be better?

            (I have yet to try them.)

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              GlamJunk RE: kevin Jul 25, 2006 05:59 AM

              You are exactly right. They are also mealy. Joan's on Third has way better cupcakes.

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                vinosnob RE: kevin Sep 12, 2007 10:07 AM

                Agree 100%; their cupcakes are overly sweet and sodden with oil, ick!

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                jazmin RE: mitchrc Jul 18, 2006 10:07 PM

                ha, kevin i agree. i got one a month ago and it tasted like garbage. i used to like it fine when they first got popular but now it's like fast food cupcakes that have gone down hill. the cupcake itself didn't even look pretty anymore. it was frosted in a hurry.

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                  yoyoma25 RE: jazmin Jul 18, 2006 11:13 PM

                  cupcakes are just a stupid trend.

                  next year itll be apple strudel.

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                    Shadow RE: yoyoma25 Jul 19, 2006 12:25 AM

                    I love cupcakes....small, easy to carry, and there are so many flavors! I am always open to trying places with great cupcakes! I tried Sprinkles about a year ago and I liked them but maybe they have gone down hill? Did not like the one I got at Toast and the Clementines ones were good as well.
                    I want to try Ledas next....

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                  peanut112 RE: mitchrc Jul 24, 2006 04:17 PM

                  Sorry for the delay in responding but being a frequent attendee at RFD, I believe it's just the office space for Sprinkles.

                  Not sure when Newport is opening, but I think it's within the month.

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                    Got Cake RE: mitchrc Jul 25, 2006 05:48 AM

                    A few months back when on a LA bakery crawl the Boule staff mentioned that Sprinkles was going to have a production kitchen on that block.

                    The "trend" started in NYC almost 10 years ago. They are still waiting for the privledge of getting in to Magnolia. Now with people in LA/Beverly Hills willing to wait in the sun for something fattening, I don't think it is going away any time soon.
                    I hope not! (Says the girl about to open a cupcake bakery in CA)
                    But I do think quality hand made pies are next.

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                      peanut112 RE: mitchrc Jul 25, 2006 07:30 AM

                      Got Cake....do dish.....por favor....cupcake bakery...what, where, when, why...well, we know why :)

                      that's it...it's Sprinkles production kitchen and tasting room.

                      I do think hand made pies are next, replete with those heavy crusts, laden with various fruits,...ah, rhubarb....reminding of my early days growing up in Europe.

                      Sorry...back to reality.

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                        mitchrc RE: mitchrc Aug 6, 2006 04:38 AM

                        I stopped in Sprinkles today to pick up dessert for a party tonight and offhandedly asked the manager what the La Cienega location was all about. You would have thought she'd seen a ghost. She mumbled something and disappeared into the kitchen.

                        I think they're going to move out of their woefully inadequate space on old Santa Monica and move to La Cienega.

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                          212 RE: mitchrc Aug 6, 2006 07:30 AM

                          The Corona del Mar location had a sign that said it's going to open in about a week.

                          I agree that they're not very good. But I do think they have a great look. And why don't they need to be refridgerated if they are made with real buttercream????

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                            mitchrc RE: 212 Aug 6, 2006 03:58 PM

                            I heard no complaints last night. The box was devoured by some people with very discerning taste. I'd be curious to try a cupcake from another bakery that people think is better than Sprinkles.

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                            mitchrc RE: mitchrc Jan 4, 2007 03:54 AM

                            Signage is up.

                            1. brekkie_fan RE: mitchrc Sep 12, 2007 12:31 AM

                              Update: Spotted the infamous outdoor signage (and still covered up windows) a few doors down from Boule over the weekend. Didn't want to p/o the bakery and ask about it, but just thought I'd mention it on the boards. Pretty sure I saw a grade on it (A?)...so that is probably a sign of things forthcoming?

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                                hrhboo RE: brekkie_fan Sep 12, 2007 10:23 AM

                                That's been operating for months. Cupcakes aren't sold there, it's their baking/management base.

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