Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Move to Burbank for the Cupcakes

Are you ready for a cupcake post almost identical to that other cupcake post I did? I know I am!

Last week I went to Burbank to see a free screening of Fright Night on the Disney lot. I want to act cool about that but dude… it was the DISNEY LOT. I GOT TO GO TO THE DISNEY LOT! ~THE DISNEY LOT~

Five second Fright Night review: the beginning was stupid but I loved everything that happens after Anton Yelchin gets on board with the whole “Colin Farrell is a vampire” thing. Also, David Tennant is hilarious. I haven’t seen the original so I have no idea how the remake stacks up and more importantly, I don't care.

This post isn’t about the Disney lot or Fright Night, though. This post is about the cupcake place I went to before I went to the Disney lot. We talk about what’s important here at Sarahcastically.

This is what the front of Yummy Cupcakes looks like:


It is adorable. Also, much easier to spot than Sprinkles, with their tiny hipster sign.

Here’s what the INSIDE of Yummy Cupcakes looks like:


It’s still adorable. It actually looks like a real bakery where real people work, as opposed to Sprinkles with their hidden kitchen staffed with five million worker bees.

Nothing against Sprinkles or anything. But Yummy Cupcakes is totally better.

Look at these crazy cupcake flavors:


Unfortunately for you, I have no idea if these taste good, because I am nothing if not a creature of complete habit. The two cupcakes I bought are the exact same flavors I got at Sprinkles. Sorry, but I wasn’t thinking of YOU when I was buying them. I was thinking of my taste buds. I was thinking about what would make my tummy happy, OKAY? So get off my back.

Here’s a chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting. (I realized just now that the one I got at Sprinkles was a vanilla cupcake with chocolate icing, so this is different after all.) I ate it at a Starbucks and this lady next to me asked, “did you get that HERE?” She was disappointed when I said no.


This cupcake. Tasted. AMAZING. I know it’s pretty simple – you know, just a regular old chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting. But you don’t understand. You just don’t understand. This frosting was made out of concentrated happiness and had the glorious consistency of a joyful cloud. It was so magical I felt like I was at Hogwarts.

Excuse me, I need to go re-live the experience.


Okay, I’m back.

The other cupcake I got was, of course, red velvet with cream cheese frosting. I took it home and ate it for breakfast the next day, because that’s the kind of person I am.

It got a little smushed in the bag during the journey home, but you may be surprised to know that this affected neither the flavorfulness NOR the inherent cuteness of the cupcake in any way at all.



Sorry, I ate most of this one before I took a picture of it. You’ll just have to imagine what it looked like whole. OR, you could go over to the nearest Yummy Cupcakes location and buy one yourself. (This trick only works for people who live in the greater Los Angeles area.)

All right, since I know you’re still wondering about the Disney lot thing… here’s one of the pictures I came home with:


Sort of difficult to see, but those are the Seven Dwarves built into the side of that building. It was pretty fantastic.



    Secondly, thanks a lot for sharing your cupcake pictures. In case you were wondering, that was sarahcasm.
    I didn't have breakfast and my stomach is growling but I can't do anything about it so...thanks a whole big bunch with sprinkles on top.

  2. They should hire you to write their ads for them!

  3. French toast! That sounds really crazy good in a weird way. Love the strange flavors.

    How funny to see this picture today...I was just reading about the Disney lot in a book earlier!

  4. This is just cruel. I am drooling now! Seriously, cupcakes are my greatest weakness. YUMMY!! :)

  5. Those cupcakes look delicious! And thank you for stopping by. I added you thru google connect.. maybe we can follow each other?
    talk soon!

  6. This must be Disneyland?

    I was hoping you meant Disney World, that way the cupcakes would be close to me...