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  • If you're doing Black Friday shopping over at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, then Crumbs has a free treat for you. The cupcakery opened last Saturday abut the mall--its third location for the Los Angeles area--but today they are celebrating the new storefront with free cupcakes all day. It was originally reported that 1,000 complimentary cupcakes would be given away, but when we called around 11:30 a.m. to see if they were all gone,...
  • SusieCakes is now offering its mini cupcakes to the general public. Before, you could only pre-order the bite-size treats with a minimum order of five dozen. Eesh! Now you can just purchase three for $5 at the store, like how it's done at Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica. The mini cute cakes will only be available on Mondays at all locations -- Brentwood, Newport Beach and Calabasas....
  • The first annual Cupcake Challenge on May 18th will put the lip-smacking in a foodie smackdown. In this event sponsored by CozmoDeck, Fiji Water, and K and L Wine Merchants, 13 of the best local cupcake bakeries--cupcakeries, if you will--are putting on their oven mitts and throwing down the best they have to offer in the hopes of determining whose cupcake is the tops in town. The event is open to the public, because you...
  • View Larger Map 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...
  • A selection of Crumbs cupcakes (Photo by Julie Wolfson/LAist) Believe it or not, cupcakes remain a beloved food trend that seems to keep steadily growing as more cupcake-centric bakeries keep opening up around town. Whether you're on the cupcake bandwagon or not, at this time of year many of us make plenty of room for sweet treats as we gather with friends, family, and co-workers to celebrate the season. But it's not just Hanukkah...
  • Photo by hinducow via LAist Featured Photos Fans of cupcakes, rejoice! Next Sunday, you can bask in the glory of your favorite baked goodies as many of Los Angeles' top cupcake-makers gather at the Nesquik Cupcake Challenge. The folks at Drink:Eat:Play have gathered the folks from places like SusieCakes, Kiss My Bundt, Delilah Bakery, the Oinskter, Blue Cupcake, Sugar Jones, and many, many more, each of whom will have mini versions of their signature...
  • On Saturday, Frosted Cupcakery opened its second location in Hollywood. If the excitement in Long Beach over this shop is any indicator, Frosted may have a chance at giving Sprinkles, Crumbs, Famous and others a run for their money. Not only does the eatery offer a slew of daily cupcakes, they have pupcakes, which are meat filled cupcakes for dogs. Prices are $2.95 for each regular cupcake, $2.00 for a bag of three pupcakes...
  • Yummy Cupcakes in Burbank is serving up Easter specialties this week - Carrot Cream Cheese, Easter Bunny, Easter Basket, and the somewhat unusual Egg Hunt. This LAist favorite bakes up an irresistible "Old School" cupcake, a riff on Hostess Cupcakes. The "Old School" will be featuring a pastel palette of curliques this week. (Open 10am to 3pm Easter Sunday) Sprinkles is featuring their HOP box, containing Sprinkles' Spring collection, including dark chocolate, brown sugar praline,...
  • Is is "so last year" of us to really love cupcakes? We think not, considering so many of us rang in the new year humming SNL's "Lazy Sunday" hommage to New York's finest--cupcake that is. Now, we've been in that frantic line at Magnolia, and wrestled and wrangled our way to a box of those little gems, and that's a pretty high standard for the West Coast cupcakeries to compete with. LAist started to...
  • The Thanksgiving "EAT" Box from Sprinkles (Lindsay William-Ross/LAist) Come on, don't kid yourself: You love cupcakes. To break from your plain vanilla routine, and gobble up the flavors of fall, L.A.-based Sprinkles is prepping to bake batches of their Thanksgiving-inspired cupcakes...and we aren't talking Turkey and Gravy! From November 19-28, they're making Orange Cranberry & Maple Spice and Pumpkin cupcakes which can be bought individually, or in their "EAT" box set paired with Red...
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