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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 Doggie Cupcakes

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Another exciting episode with Edison… Sprinkles is not only for humans…I totally forgot to blog about the doggie cupcakes. We have bought these for him a couple times. He likes them but they take some time and effort to eat…

Sprinkles update…Cinco de Mayo

It’s that time again! My thoughts…. here.

round-8

Sprinkles update….Happy Easter and Passover!

These are the best holiday cupcakes thus far see my thoughts here

round-7

Round 7: brown sugar praline, flourless chocolate

Kara’s vs. Sprinkles — Cupcake Throwdown

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Sprinkles (left) vs. Kara's (right)

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View from the Top

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Check out that cake to frosting ratio

The biggest cupcake rivalry that exists in Silicon Valley is Kara’s vs. Sprinkles!

As mentioned in the past I work in walking distance to Santana row. Kara’s cupcakes opened in October. I was actually kinda excited because I currently have to travel 25 minutes to get my cupcake fix from Sprinkles. When I arrived I was surprised to find a shop the size of a bread box. There is a counter and the door. You can fit maybe two people inside comfortably. I was all jazzed to try their java and banana cakes but the employee working told me that since the store is minuscule they can only make 1/2 of the flavors you will find at other locations. I guess they don’t get the concept of making different flavors each day. I had to settle for lemon, vanilla (pictured above), coconut, fleur de sel and peanut butter.

So how did they measure up to my beloved Sprinkles? There really was no comparison between the two. Sprinkles trounced Kara’s in flavor, variety and size. Kara’s cupcakes tasted like they were straight out of a grocery store bakery (and that’s not a good thing). The cake was dry, almost flavorless and the frosting tasted like a GIANT glob of shortening. The best of the bunch was the coconut.

I really wanted the tiny cakes to be good so I could fulfill my cravings on a more regular basis but I just can’t stomach them. So sad…

Note: An in-depth Sprinkles review can be found here

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