I have to admit, I went into this place extremely excited. This cupcakery, the Frosted Cupcakery a) acknowledges a word I thought I made up, as a real word (Cupcakery for those who didn’t get that right off the bat), and b) are known for “frosted” cupcakes – aka cupcakes with ice cream in the middle. If you don’t get excited about this, I really don’t know what you would get excited about. Cupcakes and ice cream are probably the two best things on the planet – combining them is like the most genius idea ever! I even called my family to tell them.
So I came in with pretty high expectations of this place, and overall they really met them! I got two cupcakes – a red velvet cupcake “frosted” with vanilla bean ice cream and cream cheese icing. I also got a chocolate cupcake with vanilla icing and vanilla sprinkles. Turns out, sprinkles do matter.
Atmosphere of the cupcake bakery/cupcakery -1
The atmosphere of this cupcakery wins a solid 1. There is PLENTY of seating (both inside and outside), a good number of parking spots, and super friendly staff! It has a pretty adorable charm too with light blue walls, and a quarter of the front being cupcakes. Honestly, looking at all the flavors, it is really difficult to choose. They also have things called “hi-tops” (super cute) – little mini cake sandwiches with icing in the middle. Sadly, I didn’t try one, but many people ordered them.
They also have dog cupcakes! I am a serious dog lover and I know my future dog will definitely want cupcakes so I highly appreciate the Frosted Cupcakery having cupcakes available. Not sure any dog really needs a cupcake, but hey, my dog probably will.
Moistness of the cake in the cupcake – 2
In the regular cupcake I purchased, moistness was great. Perfectly moist and simply lovely. The frosted cupcake, on the other hand, was dry. “Dry cupcake??” I said to myself, “Isn’t that the cardinal rule of a good cupcake??” After further reasoning, I see this is probably due to the fact that the cupcake is sitting in a freezer and had all the moisture sucked out of it. I also had someone point out that if the cake was too moist then it would act as a sponge and get soggy from the ice cream. I guess you can’t have the perfect combo and have ice cream inside of cake (childhood dream has been crushed). Fail. I have given a 2 because the dry and disappointing (but necessary) cake of the frosted cupcake deserves a three (combo between 1 for necessity purposes and taste was good, but 5 for being dry). I then needed to balance in the regular cupcake, which had great moistness (alone would get a 1). All the averaging makes out to about a 2.
Frosting – 2
So the frostings were kind of a little too sweet, I can’t lie (and I like my frosting pretty sweet). The cake was great, but both frostings didn’t quite make it up to par.
The frosting on the red velvet frosted cupcake was a little too sweet, and ice cream and cream cheese frosting don’t really mix (WHO KNEW!?). So naturally this was a bit disappointing.
On the regular cupcake, there were super cute white sprinkles that added a great touch of decoration, but definitely added a slightly off taste to the cupcake (who would have guessed!? Sprinkles are meant for cupcakes). Sadly, I have now learned the hard way not to judge a cupcake by its sprinkley-cuteness.
The frostings themselves on each of the cupcakes were great, but just paired badly. So I give section one a 2 because the frosting + the cake would have been a great combination, but the issue of the ice cream/frosting and frosting/sprinkles knocks it down to a 2.
Packaging – 1
This packaging surprised me! They had the regular cupcake wrapper, but then another wrapper and then like a cupcake collar! Quite different. I think it was to make sure the sprinkles stayed on (the icing did want to fall off pretty badly once you took off the cupcake collar). In any case, definitely dressed up the cupcake and I highly approved.
Feeling after eating the cupcake -2
Definitely pretty full after the frosted cupcake, I can’t lie. Like a little too full. But then again, I had about a scoop of ice cream AND a fat cupcake (seriously, they pre-slice these behemoths in half for you), so it was probably my day’s worth of calories compacted into cupcake form. But I was pretty happy with myself regardless.
Average Score – 1.6
Definitely a great cupcake place and I highly suggest you all try it out!
Frosted Cupcake: $4.95
Pupcakes (cupcakes for dogs): $2/ bag of 3
They also have jumbo and mini cupcakes, but only available for special order L
Hollywood – LA
1200 N. Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90083
4817 E. 2nd Street
Long Beach, CA 9083
By: Elise Fabbro