After trying Crumbs Bake Shop in Beverly Hills a few weeks ago, I got several suggestions to try out Sprinkles Cupcakery. It was just a few more blocks down the road from Crumbs so last week I grabbed the husband and Baby B and jumped in the car. Husband considers himself sort of a chocolate connoisseur and is the last word on what is a good chocolate dessert, and what is a great chocolate dessert. (And in case you are wondering, there is never a "bad" chocolate dessert because as husband says, "if it includes chocolate, its automatically good. DUH.") Sprinkles boasts that it was the first cupcake-exclusive bakery in the country and has since sparked several imitation cupcakeries in the country. Of course, Crumbs and Sprinkles are in direct competition being so close to one another, so we had to figure out who had the superior cupcake...
One of the first things I noticed was the cupcake ATM outside...you simply enter your cupcake order on a touchscreen computer, insert your payment and then a few seconds later your cupcakes are delivered in the same way you would take cash from an ATM. This is for people who didn't want to stand in line and order inside the shop. Of course, we wanted to peek inside so we stood in the line--- and there is always a small line here, so be prepared to wait for about 15 minutes.
Once we got inside we got to see all the cupcakes they were making for the day....... they all looked really great. The major difference between Sprinkles & Crumbs is the variety and selection. Crumbs offers lots of flavors with lots of fun, colorful toppings and Sprinkles just had a few flavor choices for the day.
|I chose the strawberry cupcake!|
|husband got a chocolate marshmallow|
One thing I really LOVED about Sprinkles was the fact that they offer a doggie cupcake! It has a yogurt based frosting which is safe for pets.... of course, Baby Bella got one!
I think Bella loved her cupcake!
|Husband enjoyed his too...|
|yes, I worked out THEN went and ate cupcakes.... I know.....|
Overall, I think I would choose to visit Crumbs again over Sprinkles, although the strawberry cupcake at Sprinkles was one of the best I have ever had. It was super moist with real piece of strawberry. Delicious. It's a close call, but Crumbs wins this "cupcake war" (har har!). Overall we gave Sprinkles a 7/10. Bella gave it a 10/10.
Over & Out,