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Last-Minute Lineup for Valentine's Day Cupcakes

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Encountered this lineup for Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica. The line was 20 stylish ladies deep with a sprinkling of guys. I asked one of the would-be cupcake customers who she was buying cupcakes for and she just said, "A friend." Another customer behind us wondered aloud why there were so many women and not really any guys. I guess women are more apt to buy cute cakes for each other and maybe their significant others while guys rather stick to ye old red roses for their gals.

Vanilla Bake Shop has a variety of yummy sweetcake flavors today: Fudgy Brownie, Strawberries & Cream, Mocha Chocolate, Toasted Dark Chocolate Coconut and Meyer Lemon Raspberry, in addition to their usual daily flavors like Southern Red Velvet and Mom's Birthday Cake.

There are little heart candies on some of the cupcakes for the holiday. Prices: $5 for 3 cupcake babies, $10 for 6 babies, cupcakes $3.25. They also have cute pink boxes with seafoam green ribbons for individual cupcakes and the standard white boxes for the babies but you can get a pink ribbon on it.

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Read our full review of Vanilla Bake Shop here and read all of our posts about cupcakes here.

Vanilla Bake Shop
512 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, California 90401
(310) 458-6644

Photo by Caroline on Crack