Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Cupcake Trends

I'm back! After spending a week in the beautiful Caribbean I am back to work. Two interesting things happened in the cupcake world that I wanted to take a moment to contemplate.

First, I put a lot of effort into searching for cupcake stores in the Caribbean. I googled, looked for reviews, and asked around. I was hoping to get the inside scoop on reviewing Caribbean cupcakes. Sadly, I did not find any. I did find one website that advertised that they made cupcakes, but they had to be ordered in advance in large quantities and be picked up at someone's house. I was very disappointed, but it started me thinking...are cupcakes only a craze in large metropolitan areas?

Second, I found news that Dolcissimo, a cupcake store in Costa Mesa has closed shop. I reviewed their store over two months ago and was not super impressed with it. Their cupcakes were decent, but I didn't like the frosting. The biggest downer was that they didn't have very many flavors available when I was in their store. Sad to say, but I am not surprised to see them close shop. Some have speculated that there might be too many cupcake stores in the area, which may have caused the close. I think that "survival of the fittest" was going to be imposed sooner or later. Dolcissimo's cupcakes were nearly the same price as Sprinkles, but not the same quality. Of course I am sad to see a cupcake store go, but hopefully that means that only the good ones are left.

I would like to see more cupcake stores in north Orange County. Supposedly, there is a cupcake store opening in the Orange Circle, but I still haven't seen much activity there yet. I am still keeping my fingers crossed!


Noodlegirl said...

Agreed with you there. Dolcissimo was really spotty and in hindsight, I only liked two of their cupcakes and that's on their good days! ;)

... Kat (Gluttonista)

Kage said...

I thought of you today when I saw a Gold Medal Olympic cupcake at CRUMBS in NYC. It was white frosting, red, white an blue sprinkles with a gold coin int he center on top....I should have snapped a photo for you...

ahmed said...

قد تبحث عن الطريقة الصحيحة لإيجاد أنسب طريقة لتجنب حدوث الكثير من الأضرار الجانبية لأثاثك. عند الحديث عن عملية النقل ، من المؤكد أن هناك الكثير من الأشياء التي يجب القيام بها.
شركة نقل عفش
شركة نقل عفش من الرياض الى الدمام
شركة نقل اثاث من الرياض الى الدمام
شركة نقل عفش ببريدة


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