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  • keena Feb 11, 2008 07:54 PM

Thinking of just getting some takeout dessert for Valentine's day as we'll both be working late. I have this dream of getting excellent cupcakes---if red velvet cupcakes can be gotten, those would be perfect. Any great places for this? I live in PB but am willing to drive a little.

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  1. Elizabethan Desserts has the (big) cupcakes you are looking for. They are located in a nursery on Encinitas Blvd in Encinitas. Google them for exact directions.

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    1. re: LisaSD

      Elizabeth makes awesome red velvet cupcakes. Moist and delicious. She doesn't use red food coloring, but rather beet powder to get that wonderful day-glo red. If you want them I would call ahead, sometimes she is sold out late in the day.

    2. We usually get something from Extraordinary Desserts, and they do have cupcakes - but not red velvet. Costco apparently has heart shaped red velvet cakes for Valentine's day - we had a piece last night and it was pretty good.

      1. Waters is offering Cupcakes, but they must be preordered.

        1. ANother vote for Elizabethan desserts... i would call ASAP to reserve some because it is just her baking and stuff goes fast. The chocolate cupcake with the cream filling is also amazing.

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          1. re: Ela0427

            I think her Hot Diggity Dang cupcakes (chocolate w/ cream filling) are her best cupcakes. They're really moist with a good, dense chocolate taste.

            1. re: daantaat

              oh well.....i had some time at lunch and dropped by costco and even if that red velvet cake sux, it sure looks good. so-----voila! VD dessert (ala kitchen remodel 08)! thanx, aliceq!

              1. re: keena

                Well, go figure! An article in the food section today about ...red velvet cake and cupcakes and they talk about Elizabethan desserts!

          2. If you're talking about SD, rather than north San Diego County, try Daily News on Jupiter in South Park....oh my!!!

            1. There is a shop on the verge of opening in Point Loma on Voltaire St.(next to Stumps market) called "Cupcakes Squared".

              The minute they open I will pounce and then report back.