I confess, at times there’s no art in planning a cupcake reconnaissance. It might be influenced by curiosity, a craving, or simply convenience. In this instance, a combination of the above lead me to Hotcakes Bakes in Los Angeles, California. As is often my regime, I reviewed their website before my visit. One particular cupcake was… Continue reading The Cupcake Wars Expectation
About 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles, lies a city within California’s South Coast wine region. It’s called Temecula. Now don’t go getting excited. Although I do enjoy winery tours, I had planned a trip suitable for a Frosting Fanatic. I selected two bakeries to visit. My first stop was a September 2013 winner of… Continue reading How The Cupcake War Was Won?
“Cupcakes don’t ask silly questions… cupcakes understand.” These words greeted me as I parked in front of the cupcake shop for my latest reconnaissance. It was Bubba Sweets in Huntington Beach, California. The words were scribed on a chalkboard sign outside of their door. It made me smile… Little did I know of the challenge… Continue reading Feel the Fear and Eat the Cupcake