Full Disclosure: I paid for this meal with my own money and I was in no way reimbursed for this blog post. The opinions are completely my own.
Remember the last time I was in California, and was borderline obsessed with cupcakes and frozen yogurt? Well, it happened again. We went to a few of the same places, so I won’t talk about those again, but we did go to a new place: Yummy Cupcakes. I will admit that the name did not draw me in – in fact in kind of deterred me. I’m not sure what it was about it, but it just didn’t really make me want to go. However, I did want to have at least one new cupcake shop to share with you all, so I went.
The inside of the shop was very different than I had imagined. It was a cute, boutique style bakery with many unique flavors. They had flavors like Arnold Palmer, Black Bean, and Cosmopolitan – just to name a few. There were so many interesting flavors, it was hard for us to decide what to get!
We ended up going with 4 different kinds (the husband chose 2 and I chose 2). I chose a Lemon Drop - made with fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, baked with a “shot” of vodka, frosted with a lemon buttercream, garnished with a sprinkle of sugar and a sugared jelly “slice of lemon,” and a Chocolate Chip Pie - Vanilla butter cupcake with a buttery graham cracker base, with a cream cheese frosting, topped with chocolate chips and walnuts and drizzled with caramel. The husband chose the Buttered Popcorn - Buttery rich cupcake frosted with a buttery, salty buttercream, topped with popcorn, and The Kind - Peanut butter cupcake with crumbled bacon inside, frosted with a banana buttercream, topped with crispy bacon and chopped nuts.
My favorite of the two was the Lemon Drop. It was very light and lemony, not too sweet. The chocolate chip pie was good, and I was excited about the graham cracker base, but it was pretty crumbly and hard to eat with the cupcake.
The husband like the Buttered Popcorn best out of the two. He said it was deliciously buttery – and yes, he is a fan of buttered popcorn Jelly Belly’s as well. He liked the other cupcake as well, but said that the bits of bacon inside the cupcake were kind of chewy so it gave it a weird texture.
Overall I really liked the variety of interesting cupcakes that they had to choose from, and the ones we had were pretty good.
Taste: A-, they weren’t the best we’ve had, but they were good!
Cost: A, definitely on par with other cupcake out there, maybe even a little less expensive.
Would I go there again? I think so. After looking at their website and seeing their extensive list of cupcake flavors I’d be curious to see what flavors they have next time!