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salted cupcakes

chicachow Jul 19, 2010 01:35 PM

I was in San Francisco last weekend and tried a salted cupcake at "Bi-Rite Creamery".
It was fabulous. I'm wondering if anyone has found something similar in LA. I've looked
around but no luck yet.

  1. Jordan Jul 19, 2010 01:45 PM

    It would seem to me that one could take any cupcake and turn it into a salted cupcake by a fairly simple process.

    1. Servorg Jul 19, 2010 02:19 PM

      You might check out the 5th from the top photo from the top here http://nickeldiner.com/photos.htm of the "Salt Peanut Cake" at the Nickel Diner downtown.

      You also might like to check out the butterscotch budino at Pizzeria Mozza which comes with large sea salt crystals sprinkled onto the top of the budino and gives you that wonderful salty-sweet yin/yang thing.

      Nickel Diner
      524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

      Pizzeria Mozza
      641 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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        chinchi Jul 19, 2010 02:28 PM

        Lark Bakery in Silver Lake has a great salted caramel cupcake.

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        1. re: chinchi
          chicachow Jul 19, 2010 03:44 PM

          I will deifnitely look into this. It sounds just like what I am looking for. Thanks.

          1. re: chinchi
            alison Jul 21, 2010 09:27 PM

            Please don't tell anyone about the caramel cupcakes at Lark, because then there won't be any left for me.
            Or the caramel cake there either....
            3337 W. Sunset Boulevard
            Los Angeles, CA 90026

            Sunset at Micheltorena Street
            in Silver Lake


          2. mollyomormon Jul 19, 2010 04:59 PM

            Blue Cupcake also makes a salted caramel cupcake (which her website indicates won the 2010 LA cupcake challenge) and it is fantastic.


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            1. re: mollyomormon
              chicachow Jul 21, 2010 05:38 PM

              Thanks. I just emailed them.

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              Ernie Jul 19, 2010 05:18 PM

              I am no cupcake fan by any means, but the fleur de sel caramel cupcakes at Dots in Pasadena are excellent

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                Nicole Jul 19, 2010 07:35 PM

                They have fleur del sel caramel cupcakes at Cupcakes Couture in Manhattan Beach. But they are only available Wed, Fri, and Sun.

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                  nitaj Jul 19, 2010 11:13 PM

                  I had a salted caramel "hi-top" from Frosted Cupcakery yesterday. It was like a little cupcake sandwich and pretty good.

                  1. hnsbmg Jul 21, 2010 06:04 PM

                    Not exactly what you're looking for but of the same general salty persuasion are the Breakfast Cakes at My Delight Cupcakery, immediately south of the 10 in Ontario, on Mountain Ave. ( http://mydelightcupcakery.com/ ) The bakery's description: "A light and fluffy buttermilk cupcake loaded with bits of applewood smoked bacon, iced with a light, buttery maple frosting and topped with freshly crumbled bacon bits." It's delicious, as are their many sweet cupcakes -- all of which seem to come in both full and mini size. Like Blue Cupcake, My Delight Cupcakery won an individual category at the LA Cupcake Challenge this year; also, I believe they finished second overall.

                    Worth knowing: if you're dragging along a non-cupcake eater, Handel's Ice Cream is a block north of the 10 at the same exit (Mountain Ave.).

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                      Flint Jul 22, 2010 12:11 PM

                      Yummy Cupcakes in Burbank and Santa Monica have a number of cupcakes that may fill the bill. In fact, Buttered Popcorn, Chocolaty Salty Caramel, Mango Chili Lime & Salt and Pepper & Salty Sweet are all available this month (although not on the same day). I have only tried the Buttered Popcorn and while the idea of a popcorn flavored cupcake seemed a little odd, it was delicious!

                      Website: http://yummycupcakes.com/index.htm
                      July Menu: http://yummycupcakes.com/PDF/July%202010%20Calendar.pdf
                      Full Menu: http://yummycupcakes.com/PDF/Full%20M...

                      Yummy Cupcakes
                      2918 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

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