Frostings Cupcakes

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Cupcakes are all the rage these days and cupcakeries are popping up all around Orange County. When I found out Frostings had opened this summer in Lake Forest I just waited for the right excuse to pick one up.

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Did I say one?  I meant 7.  Oh come on, I didn’t eat all these by myself. I had some help.

I’m gonna put it all out there right now… I’m not going to draw this out… I really liked them.  My friends really liked them, B really liked them and my parents really liked them.  I tasted them all.  I liked them all.

Join me after the jump and I’ll tell ya all about it.

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If you buy just one you’ll get this precious little bag.

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This is the Mocha Joe and he’s snuggled up in his little holder.  He’s not goin’ anywhere.  Well, not until he meets Celeste.  He never stood a chance.

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If you get half a dozen they place it in a box.  Our cast of characters include:  Red Velvet,  Birthday Cake, German Chocolate, Cookies and Cream, Simply Vanilla and Citrus Coconut.

Contrary to some of the reviews I have read since my tasting, the cake was fabulously moist and flavorful.  The frostings were all different but they were sweet, some sweeter than others.  I liked it for the cupcakes.  It would be a bit sweet in large doses but I don’t plan on eating 7 cupcakes at a time.  ~ahem~  On a normal basis, that is.

There is also a large ratio of frosting to cake.  I prefer more cake but the place is called Frostings, so the emphasis may be on….. the frosting.

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Much like some other cupcake shops-who-must-not-be-named they run cupcakes on a schedule of sorts. Certain cupcakes on certain days along with the standards baked daily.   I keep hearing comments that it sort of mimics Sprinkles.  Well that can’t be.  They have a circle on top and Frostings has a flower on top! 

 I’ve never been inside Sprinkles but I’m not sure that matters.  Can there be too many cupcakeries?

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The red velvet was phenomenal!  The cream cheese frosting was perfection.  We didn’t eat this one until the next day and it held over well.  I did wrap them individually in saran wrap the night before.

Next to it you see the Citrus Coconut.  I found this to be much more coconut than citrus.  I would’ve like a stronger flavor but my friend Tina had no complaints whatsoever.

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German chocolate cupcake.  It makes my heart go pitter patter.

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Will you look at the color of that cake?!  Its deep and dark and draws you in.  I will always remember it.  Particularly when I try to zip up the pants that must have shrunk in the wash.

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The biggest surprise?  Despite my complete and total allegiance to all things chocolate… this was my favorite cupcake.  The Birthday Cake.  This cupcake makes having birthdays worth while.

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What is your favorite cupcake?

11 Comments so far

  1. Elle Bee (unregistered) on September 9th, 2009 @ 12:48 am

    These are darling!!! Just darling. Next time I’m down visiting in-laws, I am so there. And I imagine my pants will also ‘shrink in the wash’. :o)
    Elle
    PS Can you say stalker? I’m the first one here, and it’s almost 1 am.


  2. golonghorns (unregistered) on September 9th, 2009 @ 6:05 am

    Great pictures. Is it wrong to covet thy cupcake?


  3. Tammy (unregistered) on September 9th, 2009 @ 6:10 am

    Dawn, it’s toooo early out here on the farm for cupcakes, but know what? I’m going to bake some german chocolate cupcakes today on your behalf (my “real” pants haven’t zipped in quite some time anyway). Frostings Cupcakes look wonderful, and so pretty. Fabulous review as well! -Tammy


  4. Becky @ Farmgirl Paints (unregistered) on September 9th, 2009 @ 8:22 am

    Okay my eyes are tearing up just looking at those adorable little bits from heaven. Seriously I would be in a sugar coma, if I lived anywhere near that shop. I’ve been to Sprinkles and I have to say…BEST CUPCAKES EVER!! The red velvet with cream cheese icing, just DIVINE:)


  5. the Provident Woman (unregistered) on September 9th, 2009 @ 8:30 am

    My mouth is watering!


  6. jana (unregistered) on September 9th, 2009 @ 8:45 am

    AHHHHHH I dont have a favorite but I am working on it


  7. Dave Share (daveshare) on September 9th, 2009 @ 8:59 am

    Wow. Looks great! I may surprise the wife with one!

    Check this out. I google mapped the location and what do I find in the street view??

    http://maps.google.com/maps?rlz=1C1GGLS_en-USUS298US303&sourceid=chrome&q=23624+el+toro+rd+lake+forest,+ca&um=1&ie=UTF-8&split=0&gl=us&ei=T9CnSr28NYX8tQPK0eW7BQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=1

    They obviously shot this when we had the huge firestorm in the local mountains.


  8. Dandy (unregistered) on September 9th, 2009 @ 10:22 am

    Elle, You know I love it when you stalk me!

    Dave that picture is crazy! I forget that I should link to a location in these posts.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting everybody!


  9. jmitchell (unregistered) on September 9th, 2009 @ 5:24 pm

    Dawn, a GREAT big Thank you for your wonderful write up on our Frostings cupcake store.

    Again Thank you

    Janel


  10. Simone (unregistered) on September 9th, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

    If Lake Forest was just down the street, I’d have my keys in hand and driving to Frostings. They all looked delicious! I can’t decide which one I’d want to try first…the red velvet maybe but then you said that the birthday cake was good but the German Chocolate cake…Oh forget it! I’d have to try them all!


  11. Jon (oc_jon) on September 10th, 2009 @ 1:40 am

    Is this the wrong time to point out that i make a KILLER red-velvet cupcake? I know it’s bragging but it’s one of the few things I do well – I’m a mad cupcake chef!



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