I finally made it! I've been trying to get over to Sweet & Saucy Shop since it opened a few weeks ago. I've been drooling over, I mean following, Melody's blog (My Sweet and Saucy) for several months. Sometimes you can just tell when something will taste good, just by the way it looks. That's exactly how I felt about Sweet & Saucy's desserts.
So after a morning of running at the beach, I headed down to Sweet & Saucy Shop in Long Beach.
Everything looked so delicious! I don't know how I was able to narrow down my choices. Luckily, there were mini cupcakes of each flavor. Here's what I got:
mini red velvet cake dipped in chocolate
mini candy bar cupcake
mini red velvet cupcake
mini chocolate espresso cupcake
Let's start with the red velvet cake dipped in chocolate. Cake pops are the new, popular dessert. (I even made the cupcake version of the pops last year.) It's a brilliant idea for eating a small serving of cake in a new, fun way. These cake pops were red velvet and sooo good! The cake was moist and the chocolate was perfect. So far, so good.
Next was the mini candy bar cupcake. Description: vanilla buttermilk cake, chocolate ganache filling, peanut butter cream cheese frosting, and salted caramel. This was my first experience with salted caramel. I've been dying to try a dessert with a salty flavor to go with it. Now, I don't know why I waited so long!
And I can't forget to mention the chocolate ganache filling. I'm a firm believer that all cupcakes should have a filling. This filling was even more special because it was different than the frosting on top. The chocolate ganache was perfect! The combination of flavors (chocolate ganache, peanut butter, salted caramel) in this cupcake earned it the spot of my favorite cupcake.
Next was the mini red velvet cupcake. This cupcake was exactly was I expected: red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting. And of course, it was delicious! Nothing more needs to be said.
Last was the mini chocolate espresso cupcake. Description: chocolate cake, chocolate ganache filling, espresso, kahula cream cheese frosting, topped with chocolate crunchy pearls. I picked this cupcake to try because I love the kahula cream cheese pie from Marie Callender's. I was secretly hoping that this cupcake would be similar to the pie that I love so much. Even though the cupcake tasted different than the pie, I really, really enjoyed this cupcake. Of course I loved the ganache filling and the kahula cream cheese frosting was so good! Can this one be my favorite too?
Summary: Sweet & Saucy Shop can be described with only one word: WOW! I knew it was going to be good and I love being right!
Sweet & Saucy Shop doesn't just serve cupcakes and cake pops. You can also find mini desserts, cookies, and of course cakes. You can stop by for a quick, yummy treat or you can order any or all of these items for special events. The regular-sized cupcakes are $3.00 each ($3.25 with filling) and the mini cupcakes range from $1.50-$2.00.
Sweet & Saucy Shop
6400 Stearns Street
Long Beach, CA 90815