A couple of weeks ago, a couple of coworkers n’ I went to the UTC food court for lunch. I was surprised to see a cupcake vendor had moved in one of the spots. Cupcakes? At a food court? I was curious. We picked up a bakers dozen of the mini size to take back to work and share amongst the team.
Chocolate, vanilla, red velvet and strawberry (special flavor of the day) with the different frostings – chocolate, cream cheese and vanilla buttercream – and a variety of toppings like sprinkles, graham cracker crumbs and gummi bears. We also got 1 key lime as our 13th.
The cupcakes were all pre-made and sitting in a container. The frosting and topping get added when ordered. Some of the cupcakes were a bit on the dry side. The strawberry was probably the most moist and was pretty good if a bit faint on the strawberry flavor. It was at least a little pink. The red velvet was good with the cream cheese frosting. I can’t really remember much else.
These weren’t the greatest cupcakes. I’ve definitely had better. I’ve made better out of a box mix. But these certainly were a lot prettier than the ones I’ve made. And the little toppings added a nice little colorful touch….sorta like Cold Stone without the Fury of Lactose.
Cost wise, it was a $1.change for a single mini cupcake which seems a little on the steep side. And you got no discount for buying a baker’s dozen.
I’d be willing to give them more chances though since it looked like they’re new in business and probably trying to work out kinks n’ stuff.
First visit to CBS Cupcakes == 2 1/2 NOMs.
4545 La Jolla Village Dr
(in the UTC Food Court)
San Diego, CA 92122
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