Violet's in Pasadena has the best cupcakes I've had in LA
I know some of you never want to hear the words cupcake ever muttered on this board, but for those of you that like them Violet's has the best. I went yesterday and had the butterscotch, chocolate coconut vanilla, and the french toast & maple syrup. The frosting is sweet but I think that of almost everyplace I've been. I wanted to try their red velvet but they were out. The cupcakes are $2.25 and worth every cent. I've been to Clementine, Joan's on Third, Bluebird, Sprinkles and that bakery on Pico near Westside Pavilion and by far these are the best. They're moist, and have a delicate crumb, great flavor etc...
21 E. Holly Street
Just had Violet's cupcakes for the first time on Saturday. They were all amazing, but the french toast cupcake left the three adults AND my five year old niece in awe. Truly. I described it as Wonka food -- I kept trying to place a particular ingredient bite to bite.
I, too, have tried all of the LA greats (Sprinkles, Joans on Third, etc), but NOTHING has come close. I also used to live in NYC, and these are the closest thing to a Magnolia Bakery cupcake I have found.
I drove by the area and had a hard time finding them - guess I'll have to give another shot looking for them.
They were also mentioned on DailyCandy LA recently -- so maybe not too soon.
Nice to have a good cupcake place nearby, been a while since I had one.