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Looking for cupcakes like Sprinkles in LA

susyB Jan 26, 2008 04:56 PM

I absolutely LOVE the cupcakes at Sprinkles in Beverly Hills, CA, they regularly have long lines out the door into the sidewalk, and it is well deserved. What I really love is that they don't heap the icing on, they put on the perfect amount.

Has anyone that has been to Sprinkles had cupcakes in the Main Line area that are as good?

  1. AmblerGirl Jan 27, 2008 05:10 AM

    This does not exactly answer your question but I just read the Spring Williams Sonoma catalog and saw that they now sell Sprinkles cupcake mix. So you can have the LA exoperience at home (at least thats what the catalog said!).

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    1. re: AmblerGirl
      lillotis Feb 5, 2008 09:38 AM

      I just made the vanilla sprinkles cupcakes from WS mix and they were quite delicous. Uncomparable to Betty Crocker and worth the $14.

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      stephmaz Jan 27, 2008 03:05 PM

      I never had sprinkles but the best cupcakes I know of are at Wienricks Bakery in Willow Grove across from the mall. They are moist with tons of icing. YUM!!!

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        stephmaz Jan 27, 2008 04:39 PM

        sorry its spelled
        55 easton road willow grove PA 190901

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          collih Jan 30, 2008 06:24 PM

          Try Sweet Jazmines in Berwyn.

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            JLittle Feb 1, 2008 12:47 PM

            I have never had Sprinkles, but The Night Kitchen in Chestnut Hill has great cupcakes and the best butter cream icing. It is also the perfect amount of icing.

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              ladydisdain Feb 7, 2008 07:31 PM

              I've been to Sprinkles and we don't have anything like that within an hour drive. The Night Kitchen does make a decent cupcake but I think they have four flavors and there really is no comparison to Sprinkles. The best cupcakes in the immediate area are at the Naked Chocolate Cafe in Philly - the choc/peanut butter is particularly good. Further afield, Sweet and Sassy in Newark Delaware is absolutely fantastic - they do ship, too. Other than that, to get something like Sprinkles you're going to have to go to NY. I think the cupcakes at Flying Monkey at Reading Terminal aspired to be Philly's answer to the cupcake craze but while they certainly have interesting flavor combinations the cakes themselves just don't do it (try their peanut butter sandwich cookies, though).

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              1. re: ladydisdain
                bluehensfan Feb 11, 2008 02:51 PM

                Are the cupcakes at Sweet and Sassy all that good (since I've yet to hear all that much about them)? And if so, what flavors should I get? I need a break from the Naked Chocolate Cafe ones even though they are terrific. The brownies at the Flying Monkey (double chocolate) are also good and make up for the lardy cupcakes. And finally, the cupcakes at Brown Betty in No Libs are good, especially the red velvet.

                1. re: bluehensfan
                  ladydisdain Feb 17, 2008 11:22 AM

                  Missed this - sorry! I love Sweet and Sassy and think they are absolutely worth the drive. I've never had them shipped so I don't know how they arrive, though. I love the mint choc chip, the red velvet, the peanut butter and the lemon the best, but every single one I've tried (and I've tried almost all of them) have been fantastic. They're also very pretty.

                  1. re: ladydisdain
                    bluehensfan Feb 18, 2008 05:55 PM

                    Thanks a lot....may have to head a few miles down the road soon for them!

                    1. re: ladydisdain
                      Seeker19104 Feb 18, 2008 06:36 PM

                      Looking at the Sweet'n'Sassy website, I see the cupcakes have a tower of icing like the ones at DiBruno. Do they supply DiBruno? If so, I'm going to ask if they can get the red velvet.

                      1. re: Seeker19104
                        bluehensfan Feb 28, 2008 09:45 AM

                        I looked at the cupcakes in DiBruno's last week and they are not from Sweet N' Sassy but seem to be made by whoever is supplying them with their other baked goods these days.


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                  gardens4me Feb 10, 2008 04:22 PM

                  Try CAKE in Chestnut Hill. I see that they are now making cupcakes and their food is uniformly good. Am also a big fan of the Night Kitchen in CH.

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                    alexander02 Feb 5, 2009 04:40 PM

                    I was searching for gourmet cupcakes as well and there is a bakery called Sweet Jazmines in Berwyn, PA , that my friend turned me onto. Their cupcakes are delicious, with many types to chose from. Happy cupcakes shopping

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