On the West Coast Treat Trail
No trip to the LA area would be complete without a trip to the appropriately named YUMMY CUPCAKES. Yummy has been around since 2004. We stopped at their relatively new Santa Monica branch, just a few blocks from the beach. (There, you could easily grab a cupcake and eat it on a park bench with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. PLEASURE OVERLOAD!!)
We were greeted by Austin, who was behind the counter. He is exactly the kind of cupcake host you'd expect to find around LA--and we mean that in the best way. Cheerful, open and enthusiastic, Austin took us on a guided tour of Yummy's best cupcakes.
We opted for three of the best cupcakes we've ever had. First: A chocolate covered macaroon cupcake (toasted coconut, chocolate drizzle, pudding center, vanilla cake).
Next: The "Old School" cupcake: rich chocolate with the classic squiggle. And finally, one of their best sellers: The Red Velvet Cream Cheese cupcake. (The Red Velvet also comes in a Vegan version.)
Needless to say, they were all delicious. In fact, they were so delicious, we never made it to the beach. We ate them right there in the store. Thanks, Austin.