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?


It’s National Dessert Day – Celebrate with Sprinkles Cupcakes and The US Grant

Today is National Dessert Day (not that I need a day to celebrate it!) and coincidently, the iconic US Grant and the world’s most famed cupcake bakery, Sprinkles Cupcakes are teaming up to provide a “Sweet Indulgence” package. This limited time package is in honor of the US Grant’s 101st birthday in October. This is the first time the cupcakery has partnered with a hotel and what better time than for something as impressive as turning the big 1-0-1!

Offered now through October 31, 2011, the US Grant’s Sprinkles “Sweet Indulgence” package includes:

  • Luxurious room accommodations at the US Grant
  • Two freshly baked Sprinkles Cupcakes in your room during your stay
  • A Sprinkles Cupcake Mix Kit to take home to relive your festive memories

Reserve your experience online up to three days prior to arrival, by phone at 866-716-8136 or through your preferred travel professional. Please mention rate plan 101BDAY. From $199.