San Diego Cupcake Crawl
I'm taking my daughter on a cupcake crawl in San Diego as part of her birthday celebration--a fun activity my brother set up for us recently in Chicago, where we would evaluate on appearance, taste, texture, price, icing and the elusive "cupcakeness" in search of the best in town!
I've got Elizabethan Desserts, Daily Scoop, Cupcakes Squared, Bread and Cie and Eclipse Chocolates on the list so far. Any other "must tries"?? Thanks for your help!
Sounds like a lot of cupcakes! :-) You might want to call to be sure B&C and Eclipse have cupcakes on the day you plan to visit, I'm not sure about the cupcakes, but I know they rotate their bakery items - so not evrything is available every day. There's also a Sprinkles up in OC - but that might be a bit too far away!
For a far more lowbrow cupcake, you might want to try VG's in Cardiff, which is relatively close to Elizabethan Desserts. My kids still prefer VG's cupcakes to most of the fancier ones. Also, I had an amazing chocolate cupcake this past Saturday from the Peruvian chocolate vendor at the Del Mar farmer's market. Best one I've had in a long time - somehow it was dense/richly flavored and yet light at the same time!
You can also try Starbucks and compare the indie bakeries to a mass production product.
This sounds like a great "bachanelian" adventure.
i would start and stop at Elizabethan desserts... the Peruvian chocolates at the farmer's market are awesome. I have not tried her cupcakes....ummmmm