Celebrate National Cupcake Day in La Jolla

Today is National Cupcake Day, and if you need help deciding where to celebrate, San Diego’s seaside village of La Jolla is the perfect stop. From traditional favorites to organic and unusual flavor combos, cupcake lovers won’t be disappointed with either of these tasty options.

Delicious Sprinkles' Red Tower of Cupcakes

One of the national’s most beloved cupcake chains, Sprinkles Cupcakes, opened up shop this year in La Jolla to the delight of locals and visitor alike. Their classic cupcakes are hard to beat, with flavors like traditional red velvet and delicious vanilla and chocolate combos. For the holidays, you’ll find special flavors like eggnog spice and chocolate peppermint. And with their holiday toy drive, your cupcake indulgence can spread a little holiday cheer – through December 21, bring in any new, unwrapped toy and you’ll receive a free cupcake! All toys will be donated to Ronald McDonald House charities.

Cupcakes by Chris Jones

For organic cupcakes, La Jolla’s Cups offers up unusual flavors that will surprise even the most jaded cupcake afficianado. The Arancia features a blood orange cake topped with blood orange buttercream. Cheese makes an unexpectedly delicious frosting for The Fig Leap, a fig cupcake with goat cheese frosting, and the Wine & Cheese, a cabernet-chocolate cake with brie frosting.

Which of your favorite cupcake shops will you visit on National Cupcake Day?

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About Candice

Foodie, craft beer nerd, shopaholic, music geek, photographer and contemporary art fan could all be used to describe me. I’m a big proponent of highlighting San Diego’s hidden gems and local businesses and breaking stereotypes about our city. We’re more than just sunshine and beaches (though those are nice, too!). What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day? Eating and shopping around my favorite neighborhoods: Golden Hill, South Park, North Park, Little Italy and Hillcrest. Then popping into one of our great art museums and capping off the night with some live music and a a local beer at The Casbah. What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity? Does shopping count as an outdoor activity? Or checking out the public art around town, like at Chicano Park? I do love visiting the La Jolla tide pools in the summer and ice skating at the outdoor rinks that go up each winter. Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine? Let's get one thing straight here: San Diego craft beer goes with everything, not just burgers. Though it is really good with a burger. Latest music purchases for my iPod player are… I’m lucky to be married to a music journalist, so advance copies of the newest albums are constantly available to me for free. But I can’t seem to stop playing the new album by CHVRCHES, and San Diego band Rocket from the Crypt have been on repeat a lot lately. Follow Candice on Twitter @candicesd

3 thoughts on “Celebrate National Cupcake Day in La Jolla

  1. Pingback: National Dessert Day in San Diego: All Desserts, All the Time

  2. I can’t believe I missed national cupcake day! The fig leap actually sounds pretty good – I’m a sucker for creamy cheese frosting on any kind of confection.


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