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.
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.
If you buy just one you’ll get this precious little bag.
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.
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.
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?
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.
German chocolate cupcake. It makes my heart go pitter patter.
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.
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.
What is your favorite cupcake?