Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Is $33 a lot for a dozen cupcakes?

Posted by Jenny Louw at 9:30 AM
Cupcake prices have come up here before, and I will fully admit that I often pay $3.50-$3.75 in New York and other cities for a cupcake, but when I'm buying one or two at a time, it doesn't seem so high. Yesterday I bought two dozen cupcakes from Let's Cupcake SF at 2255 Judah Street in San Francisco and I guess I had a bit of sticker shock at the $66 price. What do you think?

I did not get to try such unusual cupcake flavors of theirs as pear, so I can't speak to that one, but I will be trying more soon, but I will say that the people I was bringing them to devoured them and seemed very happy. I tried a cookies and cream one that had a graham cracker bottom that was a bit crumbly but was otherwise delicious, with a very moist and sweet cake, very good frosting and a few M and Ms embedded in the frosting. I also like the name and turning "cupcake" into a verb! I found them through Yelp and had never heard of them; I didn't stay long, but it looked like a spacious local bakery and had some interesting flavors, though they also had staples like chocolate and red velvet, but more of an emphasis on more creative flavors.

I had been planning to go to Mission Minis but they are closed on Mondays (closed bakeries when I need cupcakes make me sad, but I understand needing a day off). I'm hoping to try more of their cupcakes and other Bay Area cupcakes while I'm in town this week before I head back to Seattle for CupcakeCamp Seattle. You can visit Let's Cupcake SF on Facebook and reach them at 415-702-9649.













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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Is $33 a lot for a dozen cupcakes?


Cupcake prices have come up here before, and I will fully admit that I often pay $3.50-$3.75 in New York and other cities for a cupcake, but when I'm buying one or two at a time, it doesn't seem so high. Yesterday I bought two dozen cupcakes from Let's Cupcake SF at 2255 Judah Street in San Francisco and I guess I had a bit of sticker shock at the $66 price. What do you think?

I did not get to try such unusual cupcake flavors of theirs as pear, so I can't speak to that one, but I will be trying more soon, but I will say that the people I was bringing them to devoured them and seemed very happy. I tried a cookies and cream one that had a graham cracker bottom that was a bit crumbly but was otherwise delicious, with a very moist and sweet cake, very good frosting and a few M and Ms embedded in the frosting. I also like the name and turning "cupcake" into a verb! I found them through Yelp and had never heard of them; I didn't stay long, but it looked like a spacious local bakery and had some interesting flavors, though they also had staples like chocolate and red velvet, but more of an emphasis on more creative flavors.

I had been planning to go to Mission Minis but they are closed on Mondays (closed bakeries when I need cupcakes make me sad, but I understand needing a day off). I'm hoping to try more of their cupcakes and other Bay Area cupcakes while I'm in town this week before I head back to Seattle for CupcakeCamp Seattle. You can visit Let's Cupcake SF on Facebook and reach them at 415-702-9649.













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