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Samantha Becker
02-02-2008, 11:53 AM
Has anyone been to the sprinkles cupcakes place? We were thinking about making a stop once we got off the plane to take bak to the hotel. worth it?

toocherie
02-02-2008, 12:20 PM
I had them once and I was NOT impressed--mine are MUCH better! And they are very pricey to boot . . . .

DoomBugger
02-02-2008, 12:21 PM
We like the red velvet. If you are a cupcake efficianado then check it out just to have an opinion of your own about it.

audrabolster
02-02-2008, 01:01 PM
I personally loved them. I liked the orange and red velvet. yum!

roxydotty
02-02-2008, 01:25 PM
It's one of those things that has created a buzz and if you're like me you have to try them for yourself! I like the plain white/vanilla ones. I'm not usually so boring but they are my favorite. Red velvet is good too. It reminds me of the Krispy Kreme donut craze. Some loved them, some thought they were nothing special.

rockstargeisha
02-02-2008, 01:30 PM
Too rich for me. I tried the vanilla and red velvet. One bite and I didn't want anymore.

EltonJohn
02-02-2008, 02:03 PM
I think you have to try them for yourself to form an opinion on them. Food is like that. After watching a 5 minute clip on the Food Network's Unwrapped (Greetings from L.A.) me and hubby will be sharing at least one on our trip. They use the world's most expensive vanilla, and other high quality ingredients.

Here (http://www.sprinklescupcakes.com/) is their website.

August_Moon
02-03-2008, 12:07 PM
I'm asuming you're flying into LAX -- keep in mind that the closest Sprinkles storefront is not close to the airport at all. Additionally, it's in one of the hardest places to park in Los Angeles (Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive area). So, it's not really a "quick stop" for cupcakes. You're talking about going at least an hour out of your way.

Besides, my favorite cupcakes in LA are from Joan's on Third (unfortunately, even further from LAX than Sprinkles!).

Having said all that, if you really want to try them, I don't think you'd be disappointed. The cupcakes are good and the store is pretty. It would be a fun stop, it just would take some time to do it.

Have a great trip!

heatherleigh
02-03-2008, 02:30 PM
That's the one place I wouldn't have minded going to during our last trip. I figured it would take awhile to get there though, so I didn't pursue it. Once I get to DL, I don't even want to leave to go to the convenience store around the corner.

MonkeyDishwasher
02-03-2008, 03:30 PM
Once you're at the Disneyland Resort, there's one about 45 minutes out of the way in Newport, near Fashion Island. The parking's probably a lot easier there :)

bumbershoot
02-03-2008, 04:41 PM
It's interesting, all these fancy cupcake places! We have one in Tacoma that we can walk to, and it's fabulous... http://hello-cupcake.com. :)

Samantha Becker
02-03-2008, 06:06 PM
I'm asuming you're flying into LAX -- keep in mind that the closest Sprinkles storefront is not close to the airport at all. Additionally, it's in one of the hardest places to park in Los Angeles (Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive area). So, it's not really a "quick stop" for cupcakes. You're talking about going at least an hour out of your way.

Besides, my favorite cupcakes in LA are from Joan's on Third (unfortunately, even further from LAX than Sprinkles!).

Having said all that, if you really want to try them, I don't think you'd be disappointed. The cupcakes are good and the store is pretty. It would be a fun stop, it just would take some time to do it.

Have a great trip!

Well, the limo that is picking us up is going to take us on a tour of hollywood, the hollywood sign, the Chinese theatre, ect. Is Sprinkles really that far away from there?

August_Moon
02-03-2008, 07:26 PM
The Chinese Theatre is in Hollywood - the Sprinkles store is in Beverly Hills - probably around 8 miles or so apart (around 20 minutes with no traffic). You could ask your driver if he/she is willing to make a stop in Beverly Hills on the way to Hollywood. Having a driver, you also wouldn't have to worry about the parking, so you might be able to make a quick stop after all.

The address is 9635 Little Santa Monica Blvd. It's between Beford and Camden, 2 blocks west of Rodeo.

Enjoy!

yngsj
02-03-2008, 09:25 PM
It's interesting, all these fancy cupcake places! We have one in Tacoma that we can walk to, and it's fabulous... http://hello-cupcake.com. :)

Thanks for the info, we'll have to try it sometime.

Samantha Becker
02-03-2008, 09:26 PM
The Chinese Theatre is in Hollywood - the Sprinkles store is in Beverly Hills - probably around 8 miles or so apart (around 20 minutes with no traffic). You could ask your driver if he/she is willing to make a stop in Beverly Hills on the way to Hollywood. Having a driver, you also wouldn't have to worry about the parking, so you might be able to make a quick stop after all.

The address is 9635 Little Santa Monica Blvd. It's between Beford and Camden, 2 blocks west of Rodeo.

Enjoy!

So, leaving the airport we would be passing Beverly Hills on the way to Hollywood?

AmericanItGirl
02-03-2008, 09:31 PM
Make sure to pay attention to what's available when (not all cupcakes are made on any given day). I recently made my first trip there last month and omg the peanut butter chocolate chip cupcakes are absolute bliss. :goodvibes

Also, they sell Sprinkles cupcake mixes at Williams Sonoma. The mixes come with frosting recipes and candy dots so you can make the famous cupcakes at home (I converted the red velvet cupcake mix into a regular cake for my parents' 25th wedding anniversary and loved licking the bowl).

AmericanItGirl
02-03-2008, 09:32 PM
So, leaving the airport we would be passing Beverly Hills on the way to Hollywood?

Yes you would.

August_Moon
02-03-2008, 09:40 PM
Sort of. It's easier for your driver just to go straight up La Cienega right to Hollywood. Beverly Hills technically requires the driver to go a bit out of the way to the west. But I don't think it's an inconvenience.

I don't think I have enough posts to be able to post a hyperlink, but you can do a multiple destination search on yahoo or google maps.

Use the following 3 locations to see where your driver would have to go:

LAX

9635 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA (we call it "little" santa monica because Santa Monica splits in two near Rodeo drive)

6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 (the address for the Chinese Theatre)

Hope this helps.

prettyprincessbelle
02-03-2008, 09:43 PM
If you're going to be there at Sprinkles, make a stop at Pinkberry! It's right across the street! Yum Yum! :)

moonbeams4
02-04-2008, 12:07 AM
It's interesting, all these fancy cupcake places! We have one in Tacoma that we can walk to, and it's fabulous... :)

Thanks bumbershoot, I'll have to try them the next time we go to Tacoma.

Samantha Becker
02-04-2008, 06:28 AM
If you're going to be there at Sprinkles, make a stop at Pinkberry! It's right across the street! Yum Yum! :)

:confused3

rockstargeisha
02-04-2008, 12:00 PM
:confused3

Pink Berry is a delicious frozen yogurt spot. It's become quite the hotspot in Los Angeles. They have two flavors regular and green tea and a variety of toppings to choose from. I love fresh strawberries. :)

Handbag Lady
02-04-2008, 12:09 PM
GAG!! Pinkberry tastes like milk left out on the counter for a week!

Granted, everyone's tastes are different, but NO amount of toppings could get me to eat that pile of goo again! :scared:

rockstargeisha
02-04-2008, 12:11 PM
GAG!! Pinkberry tastes like milk left out on the counter for a week!

Granted, everyone's tastes are different, but NO amount of toppings could get me to eat that pile of goo again! :scared:

Personally, I think it tastes like plain Yoplait yogurt but in frozen form. To each his/her own.

Snow Brite
02-04-2008, 12:18 PM
I have been to Sprinkles and it is worth a trip if you are in that area and have a driver so you don't have to worry about parking (which is the worst part). The shop is a good place for a "Shopping on Rodeo Drive trip" photo, but avoid it on a weekend afternoon as the line can stretch down the block.

There is a new cupcake shop just a few blocks away called Crumbs that is getting some publicity as well. Crumbs is from NY so there is a little competition. ;-) Crumbs is at 9465 S. Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills. It would be fun to taste test the two shops!

Personallly my favorite is Yummy Cupcakes in Burbank and Santa Monica. Their frosting is to die for. And it is easy to park right on front of the store.

prettyprincessbelle
02-04-2008, 12:59 PM
Personally, I think it tastes like plain Yoplait yogurt but in frozen form. To each his/her own.

That's what I think too. I like the original flavor better than the green tea.. Mmmm.. :cloud9: