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Renee Jan 16, 2006 01:02 PM

hello,

going to a friends bday party in Feb, want to take red velvet cupcakes. anyone know where I can get delicious ones?

Thanks.

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    Ashley Jan 16, 2006 01:12 PM

    i know recently people on this board were disappointed with sprinkles, but in my opinion the red velvet cupcakes and sprinkles are unreal!

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      angie Jan 16, 2006 01:15 PM

      the red velvet cupcakes at sprinkles are the only ones that's good there.

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        GotCake Jan 23, 2006 06:23 PM

        What makes a good cupcake?
        I think flavor, texture, freshness and frosting to cake ratio. It seems almost difficult to do it wrong.

        What sucks about Sprinkles?
        I will have to look up the archives I guess.

        I have yet to have a Red Velvet cupcake that I like, and I have eaten many a cupcake.
        If they don't have any chocolate or cocoa then they are rather flavorless, just red. With cocoa they just are not chocolaty enough to be really good. So I still do not get the Red Velvet concept. I will try some of the referals here and see if I find a good one.

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      Pesky Humans Jan 16, 2006 01:14 PM

      Try Doughboy's on 3rd in Beverly Hills, or Sprinkles (not positive that they have the red velvet, but people rave about their cupcakes and they have about a thousand different varieties so I would be shocked if they did not).

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        kevin Jan 16, 2006 01:29 PM

        sprinkles sucks

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          torta basilica Jan 16, 2006 04:43 PM

          They do, but I haven't tried them.

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          WildSwede Jan 16, 2006 01:41 PM

          I would order them from Basically Barry. Everything that he makes is delicious. Try it - you'll LOVE it! ;-)

          Link: http://home.earthlink.net/~bgrubs/

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            jill Jan 16, 2006 01:42 PM

            Auntie Em's in Eagle Rock has big huge impressive (and delicious) ones for $3.50. Yummy Cupcakes in Burbank doesn't have them everyday but you could order ahead. Their's are $2.50 each but are smaller/standard size (like a regular homemade cupcake).

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              jnovgirl Jan 17, 2006 01:29 PM

              I'm no red velvet expert, but I tasted one of Auntie Em's red velvet cupcakes this weekend and was a little grossed out -- it tasted like cornbread (I like cornbread, but I found red sweet cornbread with frosting pretty icky).

              That said, I also tried the coconut cupcake (divine), and a cream-filled lemon cupcake with lavender (both the color and the herb) frosting. The lavender frosting was particularly yummy.

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              cookie d'oh Jan 16, 2006 02:14 PM

              Butter Cake Bakery has delicious red velvet cupcakes, and I think they are much less expensive than the other places - their standard cupcake is $1.75, minis are $.75.

              Link: http://www.buttercakebakery.com/

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                jess Jan 17, 2006 11:59 AM

                I just got a carrot cake from here that was FANTASTIC. I don't know about the red velvet cupcakes, but I imagine they are pretty good. I also like the red velvet cupcakes at Toast.

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                food good Jan 16, 2006 02:21 PM

                Doughboys isn't bad. I have not tried Sprinkles, but I can recommend Susina.

                Susina makes them to order and usually has them in the shop around Valentines. They're very yummy.

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                  e revisited Jan 16, 2006 02:45 PM

                  having tried most red velvet cupcakes and cake in LA, i think that tToast on third makes superior cupcakes when compared to doughboy's. plus the size at doughboys is not good for a party

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                    wheninrome Jan 16, 2006 04:56 PM

                    Flora Morena Fine Foods in Silverlake has a fantastic one - available in 2 sizes.

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                      newhound Jan 17, 2006 12:44 PM

                      Actually, the Flor Morena cupcakes are from Auntie Em's in Eagle Rock (and I agree, they are great).

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                        howiebell Jan 18, 2006 04:09 PM

                        Having tried them everywhere, Auntie Em's have the best. Moist, and the frosting is a smooth cream cheese. I ordered a bunch for our twins' birthday. They come in three sizes. Mini, medium and large.

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                      Gourmand Feb 18, 2006 05:15 PM

                      Had a really delicious Red Velvet cupcake at the new bakery, Buttercake Bakery on Pico just East of Overland. Mini and Regular are reasonably priced. The Peanut Butter Chocolate was very good too. Other baked goods looked great. Give it a try!

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                      Beauzeau Jan 17, 2006 01:30 AM

                      I LOVE red velvet cake and Doughboys are fantastic. A little bigger than standard cupcake size though.

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                        Renee Jan 17, 2006 10:35 AM

                        thank you all so much. I am off to taste test every suggestion before the big day.

                        Thanks again...

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                          joea Jan 17, 2006 04:41 PM

                          I second Yummy Cupcakes in Burbank - Yummy!!!

                          Link: http://www.yummycupcakes.com

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                            Abbie Jan 19, 2006 08:27 PM

                            Without a doubt, Auntie Em's red velvet cupcakes are the best in town and I've also had other delicious desserts there as well.

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                              valerie Jan 20, 2006 05:48 PM

                              I agree, I always have some kind of fantastic dessert. Always fresh!

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                              Teresa Feb 7, 2006 01:06 PM

                              Try ordering from Sweetcake (http://sweetcake.com/). Darby Aldaco fills his red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and they are amazing.

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                                SarahM Feb 4, 2007 05:22 PM

                                IMO, Bluebird bakery in Culver City makes a fantastic red velvet cupcake. Moist cake and thick, sweet and rich (but not overly so) cream cheese frosting.
                                I've tasted red velvet cupcakes from Sprinkles, Toast, Doughboys (not really a cupcake), Susiecakes and Buttercakes Bakery--Bluebird wins hands down!

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                                  QualityMart Feb 4, 2007 07:14 PM

                                  Agreed, Bluebird's red velvet cupcake is great.

                                2. perk Feb 4, 2007 08:17 PM

                                  I always do Auntie Em's....and have always been very happy.

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                                    maudies5 Feb 4, 2007 11:06 PM

                                    I love the red velvet cupcakes at Susiecakes in Brentwood. Not as cloyingly sweet as Sprinkles.

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                                      ruddy Feb 5, 2007 07:10 AM

                                      When they have them (which is usually), Union Bakery in South Pasadena (corner Fair Oaks and Monterrey) makes a very nice Red Velvet cupcake. Call ahead and ask if it's a shlep for you.

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