When the OC Register had their Cupcake Challenge a few months ago I noticed that Bristol Farms won for Best Overall and Best Frosting. I knew I would be needing to give them a try in the near future. I was a little hesitant at first because Bristol Farms is a grocery store. I would expect a cupcakery to have the best cupcakes, not a grocery store. So what did I find?
When I arrived in the bakery section of their store I saw that there was a whole row dedicated to just cupcakes. Wow, they looked amazing! How was I going to decide which ones to try?
Somehow I was able to narrow down my choice to just two cupcakes. I surprised myself by picking the White Chocolate Cupcake and one of my new favorite flavors, Chocolate Coconut.
The White Chocolate Cupcake is a white chocolate fan's dream come true. It is white cake with white chocolate frosting and white chocolate curly-cues on top. I am not a huge white chocolate fan, but my husband is and he said that this cupcake was superb. I agree...I could tell this was a good cupcake despite my weird taste in food. The cake had the right amount of moistness and the frosting was very tasty.
Chocolate Coconut is one of my new favorite cupcakes. I didn't expect that coconut would be a fav, but I am really starting to enjoy it a lot. Bristol Farms did not disappoint! This cupcake had a great flavor combination...chocolate cake, vanilla frosting, coconut on top. The only downer was the amount of frosting. As you can see by the picture below, there was more frosting than cake. Don't get me wrong, I love frosting, but it has to be the right amount. I would probably cut the amount of frosting in half. Besides that, I really enjoyed this cupcake!
Bristol Farms may get overlooked as a cupcake choice because it shares a shopping center with Sprinkles Cupcakes in Newport Beach, but it is definitely worth the trip. These cupcakes were $3.00 each and I felt that I got my money's worth. Another positive note, it is open until 10:00pm, which is way past's Sprinkles curfew. Try it out and see if the OC Register is right about Bristol Farms having the Best Overall cupcake.