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Killer cupcakes in SD?

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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    LisaSD Feb 12, 2008 02:44 AM

    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
      BigBelt Feb 12, 2008 11:37 AM

      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. Alice Q Feb 12, 2008 07:46 AM

      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.

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        normalheightsfoodie Feb 12, 2008 10:02 AM

        Waters is offering Cupcakes, but they must be preordered.

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          Ela0427 Feb 12, 2008 04:58 PM

          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
            daantaat Feb 12, 2008 08:42 PM

            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.

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              keena Feb 12, 2008 10:13 PM

              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
                keena Feb 13, 2008 05:34 PM

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

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            RenSD Apr 4, 2008 03:19 PM

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

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              bigkahuna Apr 4, 2008 03:42 PM

              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.

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