Mapping LA's Cupcake Wars


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TV Tango's Mike Vicic tipped us off to this Food TV tidbit, as well as his own endeavor in the world of cupcakes. Despite a recession, the froyo takeover, and the precarious whims of taste-trends, cupcakes have remained a local favorite. But Vicic wonders: "Now, is the cupcake craze ready for primetime TV?" Let's hope so, for the sake of the Food Network, who are set to bring viewers a show devoted to cupcakes tentatively titled "Cupcake Wars."

How does the Los Angeles battlefield look? Well, we have lots of cupcakeries, to say the least. So where to go? Vicic can help:

For those of you in the Los Angeles area who want to do your own personal Cupcake War, here's a link to an LA-area cupcake map to get you started. The map's not all inclusive, but it's pretty comprehensive. Plus, I added a legend (with links) at the end of this post. Enjoy!

BTW: I've sampled cupcakes from about 20 places, and I pick Delilah Bakery as the best.

We've done our fair share of cupcake lip-smacking talk here on LAist: Eat This: Cupcake with Pan Fried Peanut Butter, the Cupcake Challenge, Coldstone's answer to cupcakes, a cupcake lawsuit, cupcake crazy at Crumbs, Yummy cupcakes...Yeah, you get the idea. We Angelenos are into cupcakes. To borrow from another Food Network show: "Let the battle begin!"