Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Review: Sweet E's Bake Shop

This was not my first experience trying Sweet E's. They have been at the LA Cupcake Challenge for the past two years that I've attended. I was so excited to meet Erica the first year because I had recently seen her on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars. It was like meeting a celebrity!

After seeing them at the LA Cupcake Challenge this year, I was determined to visit their new shop in Los Angeles. An opportunity presented itself and I made it to Sweet E's "the mini bake shop."

A display case with their goodies greets you as you walk in. The rest of the shop has tables and chairs for eating inside and lots of cupcake items for sale.

How cute are these Yo Gabba Gabba cake pops!

Of course when I saw these doggie treats, I knew I HAD to bring something home for my Pumpkin. Usually she gobbles up all food that's presented to her in about two seconds, but it actually looked like she savored the mini dog bone cookies. The Cupcake Activist's dog approves. Next time I'll have to bring her a Pupcake.

All of the cupcakes sold in "the mini bake shop" are mini cupcakes. I actually like this better because I can try several flavors and not waste cupcakes or feel so sick. I arrived at Sweet E's at the end of the day, so I didn't have a ton of choices for flavors. That's my fault and I missed out on such flavors as Mint Chocolate, Snickerdoodle, and Mexican Chocolate Churro. Next time.

Cupcakes ($2 each)

Vanilla Milk Chocolate

Molten Chocolate Chip

I'm a sucker for filling in a cupcake. The molten chocolate chip cupcake had a decadent ganache filling in the middle. If you're going to do a chocolate cupcake, you might as well go all out. Yum!

Vanilla Vanilla
Creamy Chocolate
Sparkling Champagne

This was a shocker! My favorite cupcake of the day was the Vanilla Vanilla. I really liked the texture, thickness, and taste of the frosting. You know me and my frosting, I like it thick and creamy. The cake was deliciously moist. Good frosting to cake ratio.

Cake pops: Lemon, Cookies N' Cream, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Red Velvet, Cookie Dough ($3 each)

The center of the cookie dough cake pop looked and tasted more like cookie dough than cake. I'm a huge cookie dough fan, so I thought it was delicious! The other cake pops tasted like what you'd expect from a cake pop. My friend's favorite was Lemon, mine was the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (of course).

Whoopie Pies: Red Velvet, Chocolate, Strawberry ($2 each)

This was my first whoopie pie from a bake shop. I know, that's weird. The only other time I've eaten one is when I've made them myself. I would have thought that a softer cookie would have worked better for a whoopie pie, but these not-so-soft cookies worked perfectly. There was a little crunch, which paired well with the creamy texture of the frosting in the middle. These were great!

Sweet E's Bake Shop also sells cookies, brownies, frosting cones, chocolate covered Oreos, chocolate dipped pretzels, chocolate dipped rice krispie treats, chocolate covered marshmallows, and chocolate covered strawberries. Wow! Lots of sweets!

If you're looking for a little treat in the LA area, definitely stop by Sweet E's mini bake shop. And pick up a pupcake for my cute dog while you're there :)

Sweet E's Bake Shop
1417 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Twitter: @SweetEsBakeShop
Facebook: Sweet E's "the mini bake shop"


Cupcake Crazy Gem said...

Just another reason on the long list of why I should be living in Cali right now...that place looks amazing!!!! I am drooling at my screen! Thanks for sharing!

Cupcake Activist said...

If you ever come here, I can take you on a tour of the best places!


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