One of my favorite things about traveling is getting the opportunity to try the destination’s best bakeries and sweet spots. I am especially always looking to find the best cupcake. This past summer, my boyfriend and I took a trip to southern California. We started our trip off in Los Angeles and then made our way down to San Diego. Throughout our trip, we had our fair share of cupcakes and I thought it would be fun to share some of the highlights.
I had tried Sprinkles Cupcakes once before and had been dying to get back there again. We didn’t waste any time as this was our very first meal in California. There is nothing wrong with cupcakes for breakfast, right? We loved the banana and cinnamon sugar cupcakes- the perfect breakfast treats!
Sprinkles now has a cupcake ATM at their Beverly Hills location too. How cool is that? Sprinkles 24/7- I need one of these to open in Boston. I don’t know how many times I have had a late night cupcake craving when all of the stores were already closed. This is perfect!
Say hello to my favorite cupcake! This is the black and white cupcake at Sprinkles. A moist chocolate cake with creamy vanilla frosting. You need to try this one!
Another place I really wanted to check out was Casey’s Cupcakes. Does anyone else remember Casey from Laguna Beach? I found out she opened a cupcake store after she won an episode of Cupcake Wars on the FOOD Network.
The entire store was pink and girly. The cupcakes themselves were delicious and I can see why she was a winner on Cupcake Wars.
Isn’t this storefront cute? This was Frosted Robin Cupcakes in San Diego. They offered a ton of fun cupcake flavors such as bubblegum and cinnamon bun.
These cupcakes were good, but not my favorite. I did enjoy looking around this cute shop and the entire Seaport District though.
We also tried Cupcakes Squared during our stay in San Diego. Like their name suggests, all of the cupcakes are square shaped. Cute, right? I definitely enjoyed my chocolate walnut cupcake.
We might have gone back to Sprinkles Cupcakes a few more times during the trip too. I had to enjoy as much as I could before heading back to Boston. This was the dark chocolate cupcake with marshmallow creme I got at the La Jolla location. So good!
What are your favorite cupcake spots in southern California? Did I miss anything good? I also wanted to try Kara’s Cupcakes, but those are only located in northern California. I guess that means I need to go back for more taste testing soon!