Confession: I did not hop on the cupcake craze. They’re not my go-to sweet, red velvet anything freaks me out for containing an abundance of dye (props to beetroot alternative), and cake in general leaves me wary because of the wide range between out of this world to suck-tastic. Cupcakes are just as susceptible. However, it wasn’t long after its opening that My Sweet Cupcake caught my curiosity enough to wander in and give them a whirl.
Fans of The Food Network may recognize My Sweet Cupcake as winners of an episode of Cupcake Wars. Here is head baker Stephen Davalos YouTube audition for the show, and you can get a glimpse of my little town and the exterior of My Sweet Cupcake.
Cut-to a few months later, however, and I was back at My Sweet Cupcake, camera-ready and belly hankering for a certain seasonal goodie: the pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting:
Would you believe something that unassuming, that simple packs a powerful pumpkin punch to the taste buds? Oh, yeah. Amazing. So amazing I had to run away home before I bought the rest of their stock.
My third trip was on my birthday (2010), wherein I got to claim a free birthday cupcake of my choosing! I picked out a raspberry lemonade cupcake and enjoyed its tangy-sweetness before it completed melted in the July heat.
My fourth and most recent visit was with my friend Natalie, wherein we conspired together and got a four-pack. Upper left-hand: “green velvet”, Strawberry shortcake, frosted animal cookie, and chocolate peanut butter cup.
Would I patronize My Sweet Cupcake again? I think it’s safe to say, yes.
Price Range: $1.50 – $3.00
Vegan Cupcakes: Served, but call for availability, they go fast!
My Sweet Cupcake
954 Mission Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030
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