On the West Coast Treat Trail

Yummy Cupcakes!

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.


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  • March 16, 2013 Phyllis Sills wrote:
    I need your help. I want to make the Oreo panda cupcakes but can't figure out which book to buy. Would you tell me the book that particular cupcake is in.

    I couldn't figure out another way to ask this question. Sorry to use the blog for this purpose.
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    1. March 19, 2013 hellocupcakeblog wrote:
      No problem. The Pandas are in the book Hello, Cupcake! It is one of my favorites, and so simple to make. They use Oreo cookies for both the arms and legs, as well as the chocolate crumbs for the fur. We used chocolate 'O' cereal for the ears, but any small round chocolate candy would work. Let us know how they turn out.

      Happy cupcaking!

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