Running errands for the better half of the day, Adelle and I found time to hit up another local shop in San Diego called Baby Cakes. After an amazing meal at Arrivederci Ristorante, we rounded the corner in continued search of the Best Cup Cake in San Diego. Had I known that it was housed in a 1889 Craftsmans Home, I wouldn't have drove past the little cottage tucked away between two large cement walled buildings. Parking is scarce in front of the shop but there is one spot reserved for those that are picking up or taking out. Apparently they are serious when they mean 15 minutes only with a large sign taunting you that they WILL tow your car.
Upon entering the front yard, you're greeted with a gate that leads you to a well designed and organized patio allowing you to enjoy the San Diego weather coupled with a cup of coffee and their token dessert. Then, all of sudden, entering the house, you have a pub style bar mixed in with two display cases of goodies. Low and behold, they also serve food! Soon to be serving liquid desserts and lunch 7 days a week!? Looking for minis...we didn't see any. Who are we kidding anyways with mini cupcakes?! If you're going to indulge, do it right with the "regular" sized dessert.
Ordering a half dozen for the Monday night "Chiefs" Game, we headed home happy and excited for the little babies. We were so excited that the pictures below were snapped rather rushed. We'll be sure to update the blog with better pictures of all the places and cupcakes in the near future cataloging the entire experience. For now, please excuse the amateur quality, but hey, it's the real deal; no confetti, setup or over exposure touch ups.
Elijah's Take: Times have changed. I actually enjoy Pistachio and this cupcake is no exception. The light green provides a heartening feel that it's a sweet dessert and nothing more. Sprinkled with bits of pistachio on top of the light frosting, it's sponginess wedges itself perfectly in your mouth. It's just the right amount of sweet and nutty that I've come to love. There's even a chance that I might be able to overzealously consume a half dozen of these bad guys before I'd get sick. As for the traditional "Baby Cake" flavor, it was the definition of the cupcake taste. I mean, if you go to an ice cream shop and order cake batter, that'd be the taste. Or maybe the scratch-n-sniff sticker when you were a kid with a cake on it, that's what "Baby Cake" smelled / tasted like. I recommend partaking in the ambiance outside of the cottage. The next time we are there and you spot us, call us out and we'll buy YOU a cupcake! Just follow @adellelijah on twitter to find out when and where.