My Sweet Cupcake opened this week on Mission St. in South Pasadena, just a few doors down from The Little Parlor pizzeria and convenient to the Gold Line station. It's mostly cupcakes, but they'll be adding a few other items when they get settled in and will also make custom cakes. The shop is done up in homey red and white polka dots, and the adjoining gift shop has some ever-so-cute cupcake-themed gifts as well.
Cupcakes are $2.50 each, with rotating flavors each day. Today's selection was mostly classic flavors like Red Velvet, Simply Chocolate and Oreo Delight. I'm a little cupcaked out, so I'll let my tasters describe the cupcakes:
Sophie: "The Simply Chocolate had a surprise pudding center, with sweet, creamy frosting. It tasted homemade, in a good way. It wasn't a fancy bittersweet chocolate frosting, just very homemade and yummy."
Matt: "The Oreo Delight was all about the frosting, which really did taste like Oreos with its cookie topping. The cake was a supporting player, but was nicely moist."
On other days, flavors like Berry Blues, Coconut Snowball, the Java Fix and Dulce de Leche will make an appearance.
My Sweet Cupcake is open Tues. - Sat. at 954 Mission St., South Pasadena.
(and let's go easy on the comments this time please -- please post a comment only if you've tasted them at the new shop or are a regular commenter, and are are not friends of the owners, or the comments will go away!)