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The Sprinkles Challenge is OVER!

12 months, 14 visits, 40 cupcakes digested! I did it! The final rankings can be found here

the last cake

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The final Countdown….Only 1 Sprinkles cupcake to go!

I’m on the final leg of my Sprinkles mission. After these two cakes, I only have 1 to go and I will have tried all 40 flavors! The end is near…

round 13

Sprinkles Rankings update – Summer Cherry

Cherry cupcakes… Good idea or bad? See here

round 11

Sprinkles run…4th of July

Happy 4th everyone! Another one bites the dust…rankings updated here

round 10: lemon blueberry

round 10: lemon blueberry

Tip: For those of you who are on facebook and twitter be sure to check out Sprinkles daily tweets b4 you go to the shop. They usually have a secret word of the day which gets you FREE cupcakes. The cupcake pictured above cost me $0.00!!!

Sprinkles Cupcake Challenge & Rankings

You’ve heard me discuss my Sprinkles obsession in the past. Now I’m taking it to a whole new level. There are 23 regularly featured Sprinkles cupcakes plus 17 seasonal and I am on a mission to try them all! My plan is to go once a month to the Palo Alto store and buy no more than 6 flavors at a time. By my calculation it will take me 12 months to accomplish the task of eating all 40. Are you up for the challenge? Join me! MISSION COMPLETED SEPT 2009 but when new flavors are introduced I add them to the list.

I adore these cupcakes but all are not created equal. Here is how I rank them…

  1. Red Velvet – super moist, the light chocolate cake and cream cheese frosting are perfect complements
  2. Banana – very moist, bananalicious!
  3. Brown Sugar Praline* –  best seasonal cake, fantastically crunchy and sweet, should be a regular flavor
  4. S’more* – simply genius… the graham cracker bottom is divine & the gooey marshmallow finger lickin’ good, pls make it a regular flavor!
  5. “The King” (banana cake/peanut butter frosting)* – I’m all shook up… the peanut butter was like skippy, needs to be a regular flavor
  6. Strawberry – hint o’ strawberry is lovely
  7. Peanut butter chocolate – soft chips, moist cake, flavors remind me of a See’s Milk chocolate Bordeaux candy
  8. Maple bacon* – they didn’t skimp on the bacon and it’s real not that fake bac-0 bits stuff  *NEW
  9. Lemon – yummy light lemon flavor, dense cake
  10. Lemon meringue* – like S’more subtract chocolate add lemon *NEW
  11. Pumpkin – awesome cinnamon frosting
  12. Eggnog spice* – eggnog frosting rocks
  13. Cuban coffee* – just enough spice and great coffee flavor
  14. Salty caramel* – good caramel flavor frosting, salt on top is nice
  15. Lemon blueberry* – think blueberry muffin w/ lemon frosting – another good morning treat
  16. Triple cinnamon – advertised as a cinnamon roll, tasted more like a snickerdoodle cookie
  17. Almond dark chocolate* – flavor of a poppyseed muffin minus the seeds. I wish it didn’t have sliced almonds in it.
  18. Vanilla milk chocolate – a classic cupcake
  19. Cinnamon sugar – a cupcake with NO frosting, great for breakfast
  20. German chocolate* – cool chunky frosting, wish it tasted more coco-nutty
  21. Flourless chocolate*- dense yet moist, similar to a super rich chocolate brownie
  22. Orange – similar to lemon but with orange flavor
  23. Vanilla peppermint* – great combo,very festive
  24. Peanut butter chip – creamy cake, like a mouthful of peanut butter
  25. Key Lime* – very subtle lime flavor initially but has a zesty finish   
  26. Orange cranberry* – tasty combo
  27. Raspberry* – solid cupcake, nice raspberry flavor
  28. Milk chocolate – not overly chocolaty
  29. Dark chocolate – didn’t think I was going to like this since I prefer milk chocolate but it was good w/ a glass of milk
  30. Caramel apple* – didn’t get any real caramel apple flavors, just spice
  31. Irish Chocolate* – wish the frosting had more Baileys flavor
  32. Vanilla hazelnut chocolate* – if you think this is going to taste like nutella…you’re wrong
  33. Chocolate marshmallow – like a ding dong but needs more marshmallow
  34. Vegan red velvet – if u want a coconut cupcake get this- if u want red velvet …don’t 
  35. Coconut – great coconut frosting, cake a bit dry though
  36. Raspberry chocolate chip* – nice combo but cake was dry
  37. Vanilla- sprinkles on top were too sweet
  38. Ginger maple* – nice frosting, too much ginger
  39. Chai latte – herbal flavor with spice frosting
  40. Chocolate coconut- dry cake, didn’t like dark chocolate frosting
  41. Carrot- if you like carrot cake, you’ll like this (I’m not a fan)
  42. Ginger lemon – good on their own but a weird combo
  43. Mocha – had high hopes for this – very good mocha flavor but with the choc cake was just bla
  44. Banana chocolate – the chocolate frosting masks the banana cake
  45. Neapolitan* – just tastes like chocolate  
  46. Lemon coconut – dry,dry,dry
  47. Chocolate peppermint* – too much chocolate
  48. Choco loco* – cinnamon and chocolate is not my favorite combo
  49. Black & White – really bland
  50. Margarita* – tasted like salt
  51. Summer Cherry* – tasted medicinal like cough syrup
  52. Red Hot Velvet* – frosting tasted/smelled like Dentyne gum (which I despise) & overpowered the cake*seasonal/ limited edition flavors / secret menu

How about you? Which flavors make you drool? Leave a comment or two…
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